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State of Origin Game 2 Man of the Match Betting Tips - Who will be named best on ground in Origin 2?

  • Who will be man of the match in Origin 2?
  • Daly Cherry-Evans took the honours in Game 1
  • Our three value selections to be best on ground
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James Tedesco of the Blues (Getty Images)

The Queensland Maroons halfback and captain Daly Cherry-Evans took out Man Of The Match honours in State of Origin Game 1 on the back of a brilliant performance. 

Who will receive the best on ground accolade at ANZ Stadium when the sides clash in Game 2 at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday? 

James Tedesco


The Blues and Australian fullback is seen by many as the best player in the game and indeed around the world. But he was kept relatively quiet by the Maroons defence in Game 1.

After charging to a 10-0 lead at halftime, the Maroons clawed back to steal the lead and the game on the back some ad-lib football targeting the Blues centres.

Tedesco wasn’t afforded the opportunity to show his brilliant best after his forwards and halves struggled to take control of the game. But with Cody Walker replacing Luke Keary in the halves, it may free Tedesco up to more opportunity. 

With Boyd Cordner set to miss Game 2 due to concussion, Tedesco has been handed the Blues captaincy and will be raring for a massive performance.

James Tedesco (6.00)Man of the MatchBET HERE
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Cameron Munster


The Maroons five-eighth has enjoyed a remarkable 2020, leading the Storm to yet another premiership victory before returning from those Grand Final celebrations to put in a stunning performance in Game 1.

A five-eighth with the footwork and strength of a strike centre, he possesses and uncanny ability to break tackles and turn nothing into something.

Entering Game 1 with an expansive brand of football few expected from the Maroons, the game plan suited Munster’s game to a tee, wreaking havoc over the Blues defence.

If the Maroons are to record a remarkable upset series victory, Munster will have to be at his attacking best and if he can take control of the game, will stamp his authority as one of the best in the game.

Cameron Munster (15.00)Man of the MatchBET HERE
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Josh Papalii


The Queensland prop forward has been in career best form throughout the 2020 season and that continued in Game 1 when leading an inexperienced Maroons pack around the park.

Standing at a monstrous 182cm and 112kg, the Canberra Raiders veteran is one of the most feared ball-runners in the game and showed that in Game 1, making 109 metres from 14 runs, including 59 post contact metres. 

A strong all round player, Papalii is the Maroons rock in the centre of the field making 26 tackles at 96.3% efficiency. 

Receiving the Raiders' player of the year award for the third time in his career, ‘Big Papa’ has been in the form of his career and after playing a part in the Maroons glory sides of yesteryear, will be determined to lead his side to Origin glory.

Josh Papalii (21.00)Man of the MatchBET HERE
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State of Origin Game 2 FAQs

Who will be man of the match in State of Origin Game 2?

Our experts have picked out three players to get the first try in Game 2. James Tedesco is our top pick for hosts New South Wales.

Who is favourite for the man of the match award in State of Origin Game 2?

New South Wales wingers Daniel Tupou and Addo-Carr are the current first tryscorer favourites.

What time is State of Origin Game 2?

State of Origin Game 2 will be played at 9.10am on Wednesday, November 11.

Where is State of Origin Game 2 being played?

The State of Origin Game 2 will be played at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. NSW Blues have home advantage and haven't lost in Sydney since 2017.

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Verdict

Our three selections for the man of the match award in Origin Game 2.

Man of the Match: James Tedesco Man of the Match @ at BetMGM - 2 Units
Man of the Match: Cameron Munster Man of the Match @ at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Man of the Match: Josh Papalii Man of the Match @ at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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