Rugby league football competitions similar to or like State of Origin series

Annual best-of-three rugby league series between two Australian state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons. Wikipedia

  • New South Wales Rugby League

    Governing body of rugby league in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and is a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission. Formed in Sydney on 8 August 1907 and was known as the New South Wales Rugby Football League until 1984. Wikipedia

  • Queensland rugby league team

    The Queensland rugby league team represents the Australian state of Queensland in rugby league football. Nicknamed the "Maroons", after the colour of their jersey, the team plays three times a year against arch-rivals New South Wales in the State of Origin series. Wikipedia

  • New South Wales rugby league team

    The New South Wales rugby league team has represented the Australian state of New South Wales in rugby league football since the sport's beginnings there in 1907. Also known as the Blues due to their sky blue jerseys, the team competes in the annual State of Origin series against neighbouring state, the Queensland rugby league team. Wikipedia

  • The 30th annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams contested under "State of Origin" selection rules. For the third successive year a Queensland victory set a new record for consecutive State of Origin titles, reaching six. Wikipedia

  • The 16th year that the annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams was contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. Like the 1995 State of Origin series, players from clubs aligned with Super League were not eligible for selection. Wikipedia

  • 2014 State of Origin series

    The 33rd time the annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams has been played entirely under 'state of origin' rules . Second series to be administered by the Australian Rugby League Commission which was created in a major restructure of the sport's administration in Australia. Wikipedia

  • 2008 State of Origin series

    The 27th year that the annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams was contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. At its commencement each side had won twelve Origin series with two series drawn. Wikipedia

  • City vs Country Origin

    Annual Australian rugby league football match that took place in New South Wales between City and Country representative sides. The City side represented the Sydney metropolitan area. Wikipedia

  • 1991 State of Origin series

    Played entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. Notable as Wally Lewis' farewell from Origin football and featured his half-time stoush with Mark Geyer in Game II which match culminated in Michael O'Connor's sensational match-winning sideline conversion in teeming rain. Wikipedia

  • The 31st time the annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams was played entirely under 'state of origin' rules. For the fourth successive year a Queensland victory set a new record for consecutive State of Origin titles, reaching seven. Wikipedia

  • The 29th annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams played entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. For the second year in a row, a Queensland victory set a new record for consecutive State of Origin titles, reaching five. Wikipedia

  • The 38th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. Before this series, Queensland had won 21 times, NSW 14 times, with two series drawn. Wikipedia

  • The 14th annual three-game series between the Queensland and New South Wales representative rugby league teams. Due to the Australian Rugby League's ongoing conflicts with Super League, they ruled that no Super League-aligned players were eligible for State of Origin selection in 1995. Wikipedia

  • The seventh annual three-game series between the New South Wales and Queensland representative rugby league football teams to be contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. Queensland enjoyed their first ever 3–0 series whitewash, mirroring a feat New South Wales had first achieved two years earlier. Wikipedia

  • 2018 State of Origin series

    The 37th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. Before this series, Queensland had won 21 times, NSW 13 times, with two series drawn. Wikipedia

  • Former professional rugby league footballer who was selected to represent the New South Wales Blues in game III of the 1982 State of Origin series. The first of three players in the Country Rugby League who were selected to play Origin without having played in first-grade competition . Wikipedia

  • The 36th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. Before this series Queensland had won 20 times, NSW 13 times, with two series drawn. Wikipedia

  • The 34th time the annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams to be played entirely under 'state of origin' rules . The third series to be administered by the Australian Rugby League Commission which was created in a major restructure of the sport's administration in Australia. Wikipedia

  • The 39th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. Before this series, Queensland has won 21 times, NSW 15 times, with two series drawn. Wikipedia

  • Paul Vautin

    Australian football commentator and formerly a professional rugby league footballer, captain and coach. He has provided commentary for the Nine Network's coverage of rugby league since joining the network in 1992 and has also hosted The Footy Show since its beginnings in 1994 opposite co-host Peter Sterling, until 2017. Wikipedia

  • The 12th year that the annual best-of-three series of rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams was contested under 'state of origin' selection rules. Queensland's favourite son Wally Lewis returned as coach just two years after his retirement as a player. Wikipedia

  • This article shows the players that have played in the New South Wales State of Origin team in the history of the Rugby League State of Origin series. Selected from the Moree Boomerangs in northern NSW after playing for Country Origin. Wikipedia

  • Contested entirely under 'State of Origin' selection rules. Additional exhibition game played in Long Beach, California (near Los Angeles). Wikipedia

  • The first game between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues rugby league teams to be played under "state of origin" selection rules. The third match of 1980's annual interstate series between the Blues and the Maroons, and was only allowed to go ahead because the first two matches were already won by New South Wales. Wikipedia

  • Rugby league in New South Wales

    Rugby league has the highest spectator numbers of the various codes of football in New South Wales. Formed as a professional competition, following the rules of the Northern Rugby Football Union in England. Wikipedia

  • The 25th year that the annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams was contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. Decided in three matches which drew a total attendance of 180,074. Wikipedia

  • The 26th year that the annual best-of-three series of interstate rugby league football matches between the Queensland and New South Wales representative teams was contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. Queensland won the series by winning the first two games. Wikipedia

  • Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. He played his first grade Australian club football for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, retiring at the end of the 2000 NRL season having played 328 first grade games for the club, the NSWRL/ARL/SL/NRL record for most games at a single club. Wikipedia

  • The 32nd time the annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams was played entirely under 'state of origin' rules. The first series to be administered by the Australian Rugby League Commission which was created in a major re-structure of the sport's administration in Australia. Wikipedia

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