Exciting Finish To Deciding Matches

first_imgBy BEN HARRISQueensland’s Men’s 40’s player-coach Scott Notley thought his team did not stand a chance against New South Wales in the State of Origin series.Well, Notley was celebrating a series win after his group of Queenslanders won the deciding match 7-6.Down by one at half-time, Queensland scored four touchdowns to two in the second half to help them collect their first Men’s 40s series in a decade.“I was very proud of the boys’ effort,” Notley said. “The boys dug deep.“We lost the first one so the second game was do-or-die but we won it, and we had a bit of momentum.”It was Queensland’s fourth division win of the State of Origin series but New South Wales soon claimed their fifth division of 2012 with a nail-biting win in the Men’s 30s.After two intense matches, New South Wales and Queensland left nothing in the tank at the end of the third game.The match went touchdown-for-touchdown and they could not be separated at half-time.The second half saw both sides show their attacking skills and produced sensational touchdowns.Shannon Warren scored a double for New South Wales while his teammate Elijah Van Der Kwast scored five touchdowns in the deciding match.Queensland’s John Andrews bagged four but it wasn’t enough as New South Wales won the game 10-8 and the division 2-1.New South Wales made it a clean sweep in the Women’s 20s’ with a 6-3 victory in the third game. Emma Tonegato scoring two touchdowns for the Blues.Having wrapped up the Men’s 50s division, Queensland were looking at making it 3-0.However, New South Wales had something to say about that and came out firing in the opening stages.They took a 5-3 lead into half-time and marched on in the second half to win 8-4.In the Men’s 45’s, New South Wales claimed a 3-0 division win following their 6-2 victory in the third match.Graham Beale scoring two touchdowns in the final game.Only one touchdown separated Queensland and New South Wales in the first two matches of the Women’s 30s, but it was not the case in the dead-rubber.Having already won the series, Queensland came out and dominated New South Wales in the first half by scoring four touchdowns to one.They went on to win the match 6-3.Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Related LinksState of Origin game threelast_img

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