The NSW Blues are $1.45 favourites at to win their first State Of Origin series since 2005 after a gutsy 12-8 victory over Queensland in a tough game one in Brisbane.

The Blues have also been installed as $1.80 favourites to win game two in Sydney in three weeks.

Punters came for the Blues late in betting for game one, backing them from $2.85 into $2.70 at Sportingbet. One confident punter had $25,000 on the Blues to win at odds of $2.85.

“The late move for the Blues was relentless and in the final hour before kickoff they attracted almost 80% of the money that came in despite being the outsiders,” William Hill’s Andrew Brown said.

For a full list of Sportingbet’s State Of Origin markets visit

2014 State Of Origin Game 2 – NSW v QLD Join William Hill Australia: market

New South Wales $1.80

Queensland $2

2014 State Of Origin Series Winner

New South Wales $1.45

Queensland $2.75