Brad Fittler is chasing NSW's archetypal State of Origin bid cleanable expanse since 2000 successful Origin III connected Wednesday night. With 3 bid wins successful his archetypal 4 years arsenic Blues boss. 'Freddy' has already enactment himself amongst the greats of coaching successful the iconic yearly showpiece event. Here are Origin's astir palmy coaches, ranked by bid victories and triumph percentages. Note: John McDonald coached lone the first-ever Origin crippled for Queensland, for a cleanable 100 per cent reocrd.
By Tim Elbra|12:30am Jul 14, 2021
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Brad Fittler, the latest Origin coaching great
NSW Blues caput manager Brad Fittler already has 3 wins from 4 series. That grounds trails lone 4 different coaches, including conscionable 1 from NSW.
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Mal Meninga: Nine bid wins
Mal Meninga, seen present with champion Maroons skipper Cameron Smith, was the figurehead of Queensland's unthinkable tally of 8 consecutive Origin bid wins from 2006-13. The rugby league Immortal won a ninth bid successful 2015 earlier signing disconnected to go Australia's Test coach. He finished with a grounds of 20-10 for the Maroons, a winning percent of 66.7.
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Phil Gould: Six bid wins
Phil Gould, seen present connected NSW Origin work successful 1994, won 4 of 5 bid for the Blues betwixt 1992-96, past claimed different 2 wins successful 2003-04; having copped a drawn bid successful 2002 that allowed Queensland to clasp the shield. 'Gus', besides a dual premiership coach, became the top NSW mentor successful past with a 14-9-1 grounds and a winning percent of 58.3.
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Wayne Bennett: Five bid wins
Wayne Bennett, seen present with Allan Langer aft the halfback's iconic Origin III comeback successful 2002, has claimed 5 bid wins crossed 4 abstracted stints arsenic Queensland coach. Having mislaid his archetypal bid successful 1987, helium past won from 1988-89, past again successful 1998. He had a win, a gully (shield retained) and a nonaccomplishment from 2001-03, past returned to mastermind a stunning Maroons boilover of a beardown NSW squad successful 2020. His grounds stands astatine 13-10-1, with a winning percent of 54.2.
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Arthur Beetson: Four bid wins
Arthur Beetson, who captained Queensland to triumph successful the archetypal State of Origin lucifer successful 1980, was past the manager for different one-off Maroons triumph successful 1981. He coached 3 consecutive wins aft the three-game bid format was introduced, from 1982-84, past coached a 3-0 whitewash successful 1989 earlier signing disconnected with decision successful 1990. The rugby league Immortal's grounds was 11-5, with a winning percent of 68.75.
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Brad Fittler: Three bid wins
Brad Fittler, seen present with Mitchell Pearce aft a decider triumph successful 2019. has claimed 3 wins from 4 bid aft taking implicit arsenic manager successful 2018. 'Freddy', a legendary NSW captain, ushered successful a caller epoch of players similar Nathan Cleary and Tom Trbojevic and has already placed himself among the greats of Origin coaches. His grounds - heading into this year's Origin III - stands astatine 7-4, with a winning percent of 63.6.
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Kevin Walters: Two bid wins
Kevin Walters, a large Queensland player, was appointed Maroons manager astatine the process extremity of Mal Meninga's dynasty epoch and duly delivered different 2 consecutive wins successful 2016-17; earlier losing 2 bid and leaving to manager the Broncos. His grounds stands astatine 6-6. a winning percent of 50.
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Ron Willey: One bid win, positive the LA game
Ron Willey coached the archetypal Origin cleanable expanse for NSW successful 1986, earlier being beaten 2-1 successful his 2nd and last bid against Queensland. He did, though, person the favoritism of winning the lone State of Origin lucifer ever played abroad, erstwhile the Blues bushed the Maroons 30-18 successful Long Beach, California; a clash that didn't could towards the 1987 bid but is different included successful records. Willey finished with a 5-2 record, for a winning percent of 71.4.
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Terry Fearnley: One bid win
Terry Fearnley coached conscionable 1 bid for NSW but it is portion of Origin folklore: the 1985 variation successful which the Blues claimed their archetypal bid victory, marked by the unforgettable scenes of elated skipper Steve Mortimer. Fearnley earned a 2-1 effect with his NSW broadside successful that series, a winning percent of 66.7, and a peculiar spot successful Origin history
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Wayne Pearce: One bid win
Wayne Pearce was the archetypal NSW skipper to pb a cleanable sweep, successful the 1986 series, and delivered different 3-0 effect arsenic manager successful 2000. The triumph was bookended by a drawn bid successful 1999 (Queensland retained shield) and a 2-1 nonaccomplishment successful 2001. Pearce's grounds finished astatine 5-3-1, with a winning percent of 55.6.
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Tommy Raudonikis: One bid win
Tommy Raudonikis, seen present coaching the NSW Blues successful 1997, delivered a 2-1 bid triumph successful that Super League-divided season; with the clash including the infamous 'Cattledog' brawl. NSW's inaugural Origin skipper successful 1980, Raudonikis bowed retired of the Blues coaching occupation with a 2-1 decision successful 1998. His grounds was 3-3, a winning percent of 50.
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Graham Lowe: One bid win
Graham Lowe was astatine the helm of Queensland close arsenic the Brisbane Broncos were becoming an unstoppable force. He led the Maroons to a 2-1 bid triumph successful 1991, contempt Michael O'Connor's celebrated sideline conversion for NSW successful Origin II, earlier copping the other effect successful 1992. He finished with a 3-3 record, a winning percent of 50.
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Paul Vautin: One bid win
Paul Vautin, a large Queensland forward, took connected the Maroons successful 1995 erstwhile the broadside was decimated by the Super League war. He coached the top boilover successful Origin history, with a no-name Queensland outfit winning 3-0 that twelvemonth implicit a highly-fancied Blues side. He mislaid the adjacent 2 bid and ended with a grounds of 4-5, a winning percent of 44.4.