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State of Origin Game 1 First Tryscorer Tips & Predictions - Who will get the first try of Origin 2020?

  • State of Origin 2020 gets underway on Wednesday, November 4
  • New South Wales are favourites to win Game 1
  • Who will get the opening try of the first game in the series?
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Dane Gagai scores a try for Queensland (Getty Images)

New South Wales Blues will embark on recording their third consecutive series victory the 2020 State of Origin series gets underway at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. Who will set their side on the way with the opening try of the game?

New South Wales wingers Daniel Tupou and Josh Addo-Carr are the current first tryscorer favourites, but who will get the first of the game?

Our three selections for the first tryscorer in Game 1 are below:

Daniel Tupou


Standing at a towering 196cm, the 29 year-old Sydney Roosters winger is a try-scoring machine and has enjoyed one of his best seasons to date.

Tupou has scored 102 tries from 175 career NRL appearances, and continued his hot form in 2020 scoring 11 tries from 15 matches along with 59 tackle breaks.

Coming up against the inexperienced combination of Xavier Coates and Brenko Lee, expect the New South Wales Blues to target the Maroons left hand side defence.

A fantastic finisher and a major target in the air, Daniel Tupou looms as an outstanding first try-scorer bet.

AJ Brimson


After consistently being shifted between five-eighth and the bench, 22-year-old Gold Coast Titans gun AJ Brimson enjoyed a breakout 2020 season since moving to fullback.

After missing the first half of the season, Brimson's undeniable ability was on show after joining the side, leading the Titans mid-season resurgence.

In just nine matches this season, Brimson scored seven tries, averaged 165 running metres and lead his team to win six of their last nine matches, dominating incumbent Maroons fullback kalyn Ponga in the process.

A speed machine with footwork and the ability to pop-up anywhere in attack, Brimson enters his Origin debut high on confidence.

Dane Gagai


There is little doubt Dane Gagai always produces his best football in a Queensland jersey each year, and at 17.00 looms as massive odds to be first try-scorer.

Since making his debut in 2015, Dane Gagai has scored 11 tries from 13 matches and with such an inexperienced line-up, will be one of the leading offensive targets for the Maroons in the centres.

Gagai has scored 11 tries from 19 matches this season with his speed, strength and footwork posing a challenge for his opposing centres, recording 61 tackle breaks this year for the Rabbitohs.

Gagai will face off against Canberra Raiders playmaker Jack Wighton who has been moved to the centres for the Blues, and targeting someone who may be caught out of position. He will be a leading target early for the Maroons.

State of Origin Game 1 FAQs

When is State of Origin Game 1?

The first game of the 2020 State of Origin series takes place on Wednesday, November 4. 

Who will score the first try in Origin Game 1?

We have picked out three selections for the opening try with Daniel Tupou the best bet. We also like AJ Brimson and Dane Gagai as other contenders for the first try of the game.

How can I live stream the 2020 State of Origin series?

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Verdict

We're backing three players in the first tryscorer markets.

Best Bet: Daniel Tupou First Tryscorer @750 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Next Best Bet: Alexander Brimson First Tryscorer @2000 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Dane Gagai First Tryscorer @1100 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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