25 Sep 2020 5:22 PM +00:00

State of Origin: Five things we learned from game one

The New South Wales Blues took a giant step closer to ending a run of three consecutive series wins by the Queensland Maroons with a hard-fought 22-12 win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday night.

Across a gripping 80-minute display, there was the usual intensity, hard hits and niggle, as well as the standard controversy we've come to expect, but what did we learn from the contest?