State of Origin 2019 Game 3: NSW v Queensland – live!

10 July 2019 09:54
Updates as NSW meet QLD at ANZ Stadium in SydneyAny thoughts? Email or tweet @sjjperry 10.54am BST Maloney and Pearce are key for NSW tonightIf you’ll permit an earnest piece of analysis, the recalling of Mitch Pearce poses a curious question: who will direct the team around the field? There was something very right about James Maloney controlling proceedings in game two - he is a natural leader who enjoys shouldering responsibility for victory. In fact, at half time in game two, it’s rumoured he literally said ‘give the ball and I will kick us to victory,’ before NSW went on to blitz Queensland. 10.46am BST Mbye’s elevation is interestingMbye to mark Turbo? I don't envy that job #DeepEnd 10.43am BST The teams are in. There are late changes, because of course there are 10.37am BST NSW should win. That’s the problemThere’s a statistical contradiction here tonight. NSW have won just 11 of 37 game threes. Queensland have also dominated deciders, coming out on top on 13 of 19 occasions with the Blues winning just four with another two draws. The Maroons have also won the last seven deciders in 2006, 08, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 17. Related: Queensland cling to spirit of ‘95 in face of NSW's influential spine | Matt Cleary 10.16am BST Good morning, afternoon or evening wherever you are, It is upon us. Origin Three. The Decider. There are few sports that so brutally make or break reputations in such unapologetic tabloid style, and that’s part of what makes Origin so great. Tonight will prove pivotal for names like Pearce, Maloney, Fittler, Walters, Cherry Evans, and Bradley Charles Stubbs. We are all completely here for it. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian