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The states chosen stadium for matches played in New South Wales is the former Olympic Stadium, known by the sponsor names of ANZ Stadium, Telstra Stadium and Accor Stadium and by the name of Stadium Australia.
It is the largest stadium in the state and can host around 80-85,000 spectators for Origin matches.
New South Wales is located to the north of Victoria and to the south of Queensland and is home to the world-famous city of Sydney, which is also the home of Rugby League in the state and the home of all New South Wales Blues matches in the State of Origin series.
New South Wales, nicknamed the Blues, have represented the state in interstate and touring matches since 1907, when they took to the field at the Royal Agricultural Society Ground to face a touring New Zealand side in a match that they lost 8 points to 12.
As you would expect, the state play in a whole blue playing strip which is predominantly light blue but with darker blue touches.
The NSW Blues represent the state of New South Wales and represent a long history that dates back further than the Australian national side.
There first matches were against touring New Zealand and Great British sides, and they were originally known as the ‘All Blues’.
They then represented the NSWRFL competition that was at that time the leading Northern Union competition in the southern hemisphere.
They would first play under Rugby Union rules, and they would struggle but by 1908, they would play under Northern Union rules and that would bring success, including there first match in 1908 under the 13 aside rules against the touring Kiwis.
In 1908, they would play their first ever series against their great rivals, the Queensland Maroons, and in a sign of things to come for much of the next 100 years, they would win the series 3-0.
It took until 1922 for the Blues to lose there first every match against the Maroons.
In 1951, they faced a touring French side for the first time in a one-off match up that ended in a 14-14 draw.
In 1953, they hosted an American All-Star team for 2 matches that saw then win both games.
Over the next 30 years, they would continue to dominant interstate matches against Queensland, in part because a residency rule for the Maroons who would see their stars head to paly club matches in New South Wales and then not be able to represent their state.
That would change in the early 1980’s when the 3 match interstate series would see 1 match played under new rules, where a player could play for the state in which they made their senior debut, or their state of origin.
These experimental matches would see a huge increase in quality and more level matches, and the State of Origin series was born.
The first full series took place in 1982 and would see Queensland win the opening 3 series by 2 wins to 1 in each.
New South Wales would win 2-1 in 1985 for their first ever series victory and they would make history the next season when they became the first state to sweep the series.
The first ever State of Origin draw would take place in 1999, when each state won 1 match and 1 was drawn.
Between 2006 and 2013, the NSW Blues would lose8 straight series and despite winning in 2014, they would then lose the next 3.
Thankfully for fans of the Blues, they would then win 3 of the next 4 as the series become much more even.
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In an age of media vying to be the first to publish and not the most accurate, stories are constantly updated as new information is known.
When a source updates, there story, we will bring you all of those updates here and by sending you directly to the source for the full story, you will always get the most up to date version of any of the headlines found on this page.
As you would perhaps expect, most of the major updates to stories take place during the Origin series itself as news comes fast and constantly, but it is also a period when stories are inaccurate.
There is Origin news all year around however and we keep this page up to date 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, with New South Wales Blues headlines updated as and when the story updates at the original source.