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State of Origin hits fever pitch

The match will take place at North Sydney Oval, will see New South Wales looking to defend their title from 2018 while Queensland will be wanting to return to the glory days.

After 17 years of heartbreak, NSW broke Queensland’s winning record between the two states in the old Interstate Challenge.

Last year’s contest saw NSW win their third straight title in a 16-10 victory.

NSW captain Kezie Apps has predicted an explosive match, with plenty of pride on the line for both teams.

“Last year was unbelievable – running out to a packed North Sydney Oval and clinching a win for New South Wales and I know that our entire team is focussed on doing the same again this year.”
 
Queensland stalwart, Steph Hancock said the Maroons had other ideas and wouldn’t be intimidated by the away crowd or the opposition.
 
“I’ve been fortunate to have experienced a lot of big moments as part of this game, but for me, there’s nothing quite like putting on the Queensland jersey and running out to represent your family, friends and state,” Hancock said.
 
“We weren’t happy with the result against New South Wales last year.  

“Rest assured, we won’t be giving them any free points and we’re ready to take the shield back to Queensland.”

The Women’s State of Origin will take place on Friday, June 21 at North Sydney Oval.

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