New South Wales won the 2022 Women's State of Origin Shield in an exciting match played down to the wire.
NSW came out on top besting Queensland by a score of 20-14 in this year's Women's State of Origin shield. The thrilling game was played in Canberra in front of a record crowd of 11,321 fans.
Women's State of Origins
- NSW beat Queensland 20-14 in this year's State of Origin.
- The 11,321 fan attendance was a new Origins record.
- The match occurred a day after the U19 Origins match also saw NSW also beat Queensland.
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Queensland who were first to put points on the board in the hotly contested match on Friday night with a try from Destiny Brill. It would be the last time in the game where Queensland would find themselves in the lead.
NSW would be next to put points on the board through tries from Emma Tonegato and Kirra Dibbs and two successful conversions from Rachael Pearson.
However, Queensland would not let up so easily. A successful try from Tarryn Aiken and conversion from Ali Brigginshaw saw the NSW lead reduced to 12-10.
Rachael Pearson was then able to successfully kick a penalty shots to make it 14-10 just before halftime. She then converted a second penalty after the half to make it 16-10.
Queensland's Evania Pelite then closed the points margin for the Maroons. Stripped the ball off her own teammate, with the Olympian used her skills to score a try and make it 16-14.
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She's raked the ball off her OWN teammate to score that one! 🤯🏉
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Queensland then looked as if they would get another try with only four minutes remaining when Julia Robinson made an amazing catch and was able to offload it to teammate Shenae Ciesiolka for a try. However, both were ruled offside with the try denied by the bunker.
Isabelle Kelly then sealed the win for NSW through a successful try of there own, with the final score being 20-14. The win came a day after NSW's U19 team comprehensively defeated Queensland by a scoreline of 22-6.
The try of both games came in that match courtesy of Jada Taylor. The teen sensation went an incredible 109m to score her origin try at Leichhardt.
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