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Johnathan Thurston added to his fantastic career record by becoming State of Origin's greatest ever point-scorer at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.

Thurston's 80th Origin goal, struck from right in front in the 30th minute, pushed him to 162 points in Origin football in his 29th game, ahead of Queensland coach Mal Meninga's haul of 161 points in 32 games.

The 31-year-old, who has scored five Origin tries, had started the night three points behind Meninga after coming up scoreless in the series opener at Suncorp Stadium last month.

In game two, he kicked the first points of the night from a 14th-minute penalty.

His two goals ended up being the sole points scored by the Maroons as they surrendered a series for the first time in nine years with a 6-4 defeat.

Thurston already owned the record for most consecutive State of Origin appearances which now stands at 29 matches.

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