State Of Origin 1981

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Queensland Origin 22 def. New South Wales Origin 15

Match URL
Tuesday, July 28th, 1981
Kevin Steele
Lang Park (Brisbane)
Official Man of the Match
Chris Close
  Queensland Origin New South Wales Origin
  22 15

Match Stats

Halftime Score 5 15
Scrums 6 9
Penalties 14 5

Match Scoresheet

Sin Bin (10min)   Rod Morris   Steve Bowden
Tries   Brad Backer   Eric Grothe (2)
    Chris Close   Michael Cronin
    Wally Lewis    
Penalty Tries   Mal Meninga    
Goals   Mal Meninga (5/7)   Michael Cronin (3/3)


Fullback 1. Colin Scott 1. Phil Sigsworth
Wing 2. Brad Backer 2. Terry Fahey
Centre 3. Mal Meninga 3. Michael Cronin
Centre 4. Chris Close 4. Steve Rogers (c)
Wing 5. Mitch Brennan 5. Eric Grothe
Five-Eighth 6. Wally Lewis (c) 6. Terry Lamb
Halfback 7. Ross Henrick 7. Peter Sterling
Lock 8. Chris Phelan 8. Ray Price
Second Row 9. Paul McCabe 9. Les Boyd
Second Row 10. Rohan Hancock 10. Peter Tunks
Front Row 11. Rod Morris 11. Ron Hilditch
Hooker 12. Greg Conescu 12. Barry Jensen
Front Row 13. Paul Khan 13. Steve Bowden
Bench 14. Norm Carr 14. Garry Dowling
Bench 15. Mark Murray    
Coach   Arthur Beetson   Ted Glossop

Note: Forward packs are listed in reverse order.

Match Notes

- Graham O'Grady (NSW) was on the bench but not used in the match

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Last modified: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:44:55 +0000 (Sydney time)