Ruthless Maroons spoil Blues' party
The end of an era or a blip on the radar?
It's a question we won't have a definitive answer for until the defending champion New South Wales Blues front up for Origin I 2015 after Queensland closed out the 2014 State of Origin Series with a commanding 32-8 win at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.
Queensland 32 (Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Aidan Guerra, Cooper Cronk tries; Johnathan Thurston 6 goals) def. New South Wales 8 (Josh Dugan try; Trent Hodkinson 2 goals). Penalties: 11-5 Queensland. Half-time: 6-2 Queensland. On report: Ben Te'o (Qld), Nate Myles (Qld), Josh Reynolds (NSW). Crowd: 50,155. Player of the Series: Paul Gallen (NSW).