Country Origin skipper James Maloney insists his side won through a will to play for one another, as opposed to focusing on individual NSW aspirations.
A fun clash with plenty of intriguing match-ups, these are the five key points to come from Country Origin's 34-22 win over City Origin.
An astonishing opening half from the Kiwis went a long way to securing their 26-12 victory over the Kangaroos at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Country Origin side have run in six tries to down City 34-22 at McDonald's Park in Wagga Wagga on Sunday afternoon.
A hat-trick to debutant Mahalia Murphy has carried the Jillaroos to a well-deserved 22-14 win over the Kiwi Ferns in the Women's Test match at Suncorp Stadium.
Official team lists for the men's and women's Australia and New Zealand teams plus City, Country, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
The women's Test match between Australia and New Zealand will be live streamed on NRL.com from 1.40pm AEST on Sunday, May 3.
Almost 300 women are participating in leadership workshops as part of the NRL's commitment to supporting women in all levels of the game.
Queensland Residents forward Daniel Beasley says there will be a State of Origin feel about their annual clash with the NSW Cup Representative team.
A pulsating win by Samoa over Tonga left fans, coaches and players hoping the two nations would get to play more Tests in the future.