Determined Queensland takes Origin opener with gritty 26-18 win in Adelaide

Queensland kids Selwyn Cobbo and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow have kicked off the Maroons’ State of Origin defence in type, grabbing tryscoring doubles in a drama-charged 26-18 win over NSW.

Tabuai-Fidow and Cobbo gave Queensland an early first-half lead earlier than Liam Martin, Api Koroisau and Stephen Crichton put the Blues again in management.

However tries from Tabuai-Fidow and Cameron Munster within the remaining 10 minutes sealed victory in entrance of 48,613 followers at Adelaide Oval, giving the Maroons the higher hand within the sequence.