Written by Joshua Dean
The inter-state rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland has created many great moments, teams and players.
There are many Origin records that may never be broken, however current NSW winger Josh Addo-Carr is in with a real chance of breaking Greg Inglis’ try scoring record of 18 Origin tries in the not so distant future.
At just 25-years-old, Addo-Carr is already genuine superstar of the game and he is only going to get better. He has currently scored eight tries in eight Origin games and it wouldn’t be surprising if he scores in game three this evening which would already put him at halfway from the record.
Everything we have seen from his career thus far leads us to believe that he will just keep scoring tries at an incredible rate, which is why he is likely to take the mantle as Origin’s greatest all-time try scorer.
Greg Inglis played in 32 Origin games over a 12 year period and scored 18 tries which is quite an impressive feat considering how different it was played then compared to it is now. However, Inglis only scored once every two matches, which means that he wasn’t as prolific as many fans believe. With State of Origin now becoming more fast paced and high scoring, it makes it a lot easier for a current player to score tries more frequently.
At the rate Addo-Carr is going at, he could break the record in just four more Origin series, when he would be only 29 years old. He is scoring one try every game at the moment, compared to Inglis scoring one every second game. Addo-Carr is in a great position to keep scoring as this current New South Wales side are on track to build a dynasty similar to the Queensland dynasty in the 2010’s.
It is obviously not a fluke that he’s scoring this much in Origin either as his statistics are very similar in the NRL, where he has scored 79 tries in 105 games and the only thing that is going to stop him from breaking the Origin try scoring record is injuries.