AEST 20:00, Wed May 27 2015
Queensland’s experience has won out with the Maroons triumphing 11-10 over NSW in a hard-fought State of Origin opener.
The Maroons’ halves showed more composure in the dying stages with scores level to ensure Cooper Cronk was in position to kick the match-winning field goal in the 74th minute.
The ANZ Stadium defeat leaves the Blues needing to win game two at the MCG on June 17 to force a decider in Brisbane.
Will Chambers, Greg Inglis and Johnathan Thurston celebrate.