Prolific tryscorer Josh Addo-Carr opened the scoring for the New South Wales Blues in Game 1 last week only for his side to lose. Who will get the opening try at ANZ Stadium in Game 2?
New South Wales wingers Daniel Tupou and Addo-Carr are the current first tryscorer favourites. Our three value selections are below:
State of Origin Game 2 First Tryscorer Tips: James Tedesco
The New South Wales and Australian fullback is arguably the best player in the game at the moment. After being held relatively quiet by Queensland in Game 1, Tedesco will be determined to return to his best in Game 2.
He was the State Of Origin hero for the Blues in 2019 when scoring the series winning try in Game 3. Tedesco has also enjoyed another fantastic year in 2020, scoring 11 tries and recording 15 line breaks for the Roosters.
Possessing one of the sharpest turn of foot in the game, Tedesco boasts ankle breaking footwork, an ever improving passing game and is one of the toughest players to handle one-on-one with 139 tackle breaks this season alone.
After Boyd Cordner was ruled out for Game 2 due to concussion, Tedesco has been handed the Blues captaincy and that will inspire him to lead from the front.
State of Origin Game 2 First Tryscorer Tips: Daniel Tupou
Standing at a towering 196cm, the 29-year-old Sydney Roosters winger is a tryscoring machine and has enjoyed one of his best seasons to date in 2020.
Tupou has scored 102 tries from 175 career NRL appearances, and continued his hot form this year, scoring 11 tries from 15 matches along with 59 tackle breaks.
Although the inexperienced Maroons pairing of Kurt Capewell and Xavier Coates handled the Blues attack comfortably in Game 1, Tupou is a massive target in the air.
A fantastic finisher both on the ground and in the air, he knows how to snuff out a try.
State of Origin Game 2 First Tryscorer Tips: Dane Gagai
South Sydney Rabbitohs must wish Dane Gagai could wear his Queensland jersey each game of the year, because there is no doubt he is a different beast in the Origin arena with yet another fantastic performance in Game 1.
Since making his Origin debut in 2015, Dane Gagai has scored 11 tries from 14 matches. Facing Blues centres Jack WIghton and Clint Gutherson, who are playing out of position, is a major target for the Maroons offence.
Gagai scored 11 tries from 19 matches this season for the Rabbitohs with his speed, strength and footwork posing a challenge for his opposing centres to record 61 tackle breaks.
A tryscoring machine in Origin and now a senior player in the team, Gagai is a leading target early for the Maroons offence.