Maroons captain Greg Inglis.

Stat of Origin: Queensland Maroons by the numbers

The stats snapshot for the Queensland Maroons heading into the opening game of the 2018 Holden State of Origin series.

1min41 – The time it took for Sam Thaiday to score the fastest try in Origin history, in game two, 2013

3 – Number of Indigenous players to captain Queensland, with Greg Inglis joining Arthur Beetson and Gorden Tallis

11 – Number of Origin series deciders played in Queensland. The Maroons have won or retained the shield on nine of those occasions.

18 – Origin tries scored by Greg Inglis, the most by an individual in Origin history. Darius Boyd is second with 17, with Billy Slater and Dale Shearer equal third with 12. Inglis also leads all players for line breaks (25, equal with Mal Meninga) and ranks second for tackle breaks (127, behind Meninga's 141).

30 – Number of Origin appearances Billy Slater will bring up on Wednesday might, the 10th Maroons player (and 11th overall) to bring up the milestone.

39 – Number of games since the Maroons have played without either Johnathan Thurston or Cooper Cronk, a streak stretching back to game three, 2004

166 – Kicks defused in State of Origin games by Billy Slater – exactly twice as many as the Blues' best, Jarryd Hayne

190 – State of Origin points scored by Johnathan Thurston in the last decade. Darius Boyd (68) and Greg Inglis (52) are the next best point-scorers in that period, ahead of NSW's best, James Maloney (38)

225 – Number of first-grade games played by Andrew McCullough, the most experienced debutant in State of Origin history

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