This Wednesday night, July 8, Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium will host the highly-anticipated Game 3 decider for the 2015 Holden State Of Origin series between defending champs the New South Wales Blues and their hosts the Queensland Maroons.
State Of Origin Game 3 Promo: $2 for Queensland to Win @ Ladbrokes.com.au
The Mal Meninga-coached Queenslanders won a record eight straight series before things came crashing down with the Blues stealing the shield last year.
It is currently one a piece in the toughest Rugby League competition in the world after Queensland won the opener in Sydney before going down in Melbourne for Game 2.
The Maroons have had to make a number of changes to the squad that lost the second in the series heading into Wednesday night’s must-win final.
Cooper Cronk, who arguably should have won Man Of The Match in the opener before missing out on the second installment, returns from a knee injury and is a big danger to New South Wales.
His return saw Meninga drop Daly Cherry-Evans from the squad, the young Sea Eagle putting in an uninspired effort in Game 2.
Dane Gaigai meanwhile makes his Origin debut while Greg Inligs is back in fullback to take over for Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater who is out after shoulder surgery.
Despite the changes, Queensland dominate State Of Origin Game 3 betting at $1.65 to New South Wales’s $2.30 in the head-to-head markets at Ladbrokes.com.au.
In a supercharged State Of Origin promo however, Ladbrokes is offering their exclusive $2 favourites for Queensland to win.
New South Wales are up in the Sunshine State where their record is far from imposing and coach Laurie Daley is sweating on the availability of hooker Robbie Farah who fractured his hand and could be replaced by Michael Ennis on the night in the No. 9 Blues’ jersey.
Rivalries run deep in State Of Origin and it is unlikely you’ll be betting against your state so there’s a host of other special markets and exotics open at Ladbrokes to make your Origin night that much more exciting!
State Of Origin 2015 Game 3 Odds
New South Wales $2.30
$2 Origin Favourites
Queensland to Win Game 3 $2
Darius Boyd to score a try & Queensland to win $3.25
Justin Hodges to score a try & Queensland to win $5
Sam Thaiday to score a try & Queensland to win $7.5
Brett Morris to score a try & New South Wales to win $5
Michael Jennings to score a try & New South Wales to win $5.75
Aaron Woods to score a try & New South Wales to win $23
Queensland 6 – 10 $4.90
Queensland 1 – 5 $5.75
New South Wales 1 – 5 $6.50
New South Wales 6 – 10 $6.75
First Try Scorer
Darius Boyd (QLD) $8.50
Greg Inglis (QLD) $10
Dane Gagai (QLD) $10
Brett Morris (NSW) $10
Josh Dugan (NSW) $11