State of Origin: Half-time report

New South Wales lead at half-time in Game Two of State of Origin 2015 after a blockbuster first half of action.

In front of a huge crowd at Melbourne’s MCG, the Blues hold a four-point lead at the break, ahead 14-10 after a pulsating half which had everything.

The Blues took the lead when Michael Jennings raced through the Queensland defence to break the deadlock, before Matt Scott levelled up for the Maroons with a barnstorming run under the posts. Both tries were converted, and it was 6-6 after the first quarter.

A traditional Origin flare-up saw both sides get physical after 22 minutes when Billy Slater and James Tamou clashed, before the Blues again took the lead soon after, when Josh Morris claimed a high kick to touch down, with Trent Hodkinson again converting for 12-6.

However, Greg Inglis bounced back for the Maroons with yet another Origin try, although Johnathan Thurston was off target with the conversion attempt.


Hodkinson then added a penalty goal on the break for 14-10.