Men's Sports News Australia — State of Origin 2015
Many men’s sports news Australia resources are mostly focusing on the epic rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland in the State of origin series. The first game in the 2015 State of Origin series at ANZ Stadium in Sydney was bagged by the Queensland Maroons with a score of 11 – 10-, while the second was a hard fought 26 – 18 victory for the New South Wales Blues at the MCG before a record crowd of 95,513. The third and last game in the series will be a decider to be played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane in July 8.
Rugby fans expect to see another exciting game in the battle between the Maroons and the Blues, which is touted by many men’s sports news resources as another epic contest between the rivals. State of Origin is a premier sporting event that plays in front of sold-out stadiums since its inception in 1980. The scorecard in State of Origin series stands at 22 for the Maroons compared to 13 for the Blues. Expect tickets to be in high demand in the third game in this annual best-of-three Australian rugby league football series, which has produced the most skillful games in rugby.
Can Billy Slater Make It?
Some men’s sports news Australia resources also hound Melbourne Storm star Billy Slater after the recent loss of the Maroons in Game II of the series. Slater will miss Game III of Origin for a shoulder surgery in the coming days, leaving the Queensland Maroons without a starting full back. The 32-year old star has a troublesome shoulder due to an old injury that was aggravated by the game against the New Zealand Warriors at AAMI Park in April. Slater has since played in the first and second State of Origin 2015 games, and will certainly be missed by fans in game three. Despite his injury, the Storm continues negotiating with Slater for another NRL contract, which sports news in Australia predicts to be his last.
A few men’s sports news channels also reported that Slater and Blues enforcer James Tamou almost engage in a brawl in game two when the fullback for the Maroons threw the ball at Tamou’s head during the first half. Also seen in the replay of the game was Trent Merrin swinging an arm against the body of another player from the Maroons.The Blues were in high gear as they busted the defense of the Maroons in the showdown. With Slater out of the series, Game III will be a test for the Maroons as several team changes are expected, including the possible replacement of Slater by Greg Inglis.
More To Come!
All of these and other anticipated sports events will be covered in this men’s sports news Australia resource, so please regularly check back to learn more from our new posts this year!