In a thrilling series starter at ANZ Stadium, the NSW Origin side was defeated by Queensland 11-10 on Wednesday night.
Newcastle Knight Beau Scott crossed the line for a sensational Origin try in the 26th minute which pushed the Blues into the lead after an earlier try from winger Josh Morris locked the score at 6-6.
The NSW Blues went into the break with a four point buffer, 10-6.
A Will Chambers try levelled the score in the 55th minute before the Maroons stole the lead when Cooper Cronk nailed a field goal in the 73rd minute.
The Blues fought hard in the remaining seven minutes, but were unable to put points on the board.
NSW 10 (T: J Morris, B Scott; G: T Hodkinson 1/2)
QLD 11 (T: C Cronk, W Chambers; G: J Thurston; FG: C Cronk)
Meanwhile, Newcastle Knights junior, Matt Croker captained the U16s NSW representative side in the precursor to the main State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.
While the score was locked 6-6 at half time, the young Queensland representative side clawed back in the second half to defeat NSW 10-6.
UNDER 16s SUMMARY
NSW 6 (T: C Graham, G: L Metcalf 1/1)
QLD 10 (T: T Turnbull, G: Turnbull 1/2)