According to The Roar, Queensland had won the State of Origin rugby competition eight times in a row before losing to New South Wales in 2014. The last time that New South Wales won was in 2005, but Queensland had triumphed from 2006 through 2013.
State of Origin is the highlight of the Australian rugby league calendar with the two teams battling it out in a best-of-three series. The event has been played annually since 1980 between Queensland, known as the Maroons, and New South Wales, known as the Blues. Overall, the win count stands in favor of Queensland with 22 wins to 13. In 2015, the Maroons will look to wrest back the trophy from their long-time rivals.