NSW Blues level-out the 2019 Origin series with a thrashing

The 2019 Origin series is now levelled, after the Blues belted the Maroons in Perth last night.

James Maloney and Tom Trbojevic led the charge, driving the team to a 38-6 thumping.

It’s the Blues’ second biggest win in Origin history.


There’s now a week and a half before the side’s meet in Sydney for the series decider.

Maroons coach Kevin Walters says he’s filthy about his team’s performance, and would rank them a 2/10 mark.

“Origin’s won on attitude and effort, and we didn’t match them in areas there tonight, for the 80 minutes,” he said.

The Blues are now worried they’ll be without halfback Nathan Cleary for the July 10 decider.

He spent the second half on the bench with a suspected syndesmosis ankle injury, and was wearing a moon boot following the match.

He’ll undergo scans to determine the extent of the damage.

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1 Kalyn Ponga
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3 Dane Gagai
4 Will Chambers
5 A J Brimson
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