The NSW Blues or Cockroaches as they are also known play their games in strip of pale blue jerseys, with dark blue shorts and socks. Many well known names in the game have worn the jersey, as players are chosen from those who first played for a team in the local area, but can now be anywhere in the National Rugby League or the English Super League.
The New South Wales Blues State of Origin team is a rugby league team representing the state of New South Wales that plays in Australia's annual three-match State of Origin series against arch-rivals the Queensland Maroons. The Blues as they are known play their home games in ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney. The stadium with a capacity of 83,500 was used for the 2000 Olympics and 2003 Rugby Union World Cup.
The Blues record to date is 13 wins, with these coming frmo 1985-86, then 1990, 1992-93-94, 1996-97, 2000 and 2003-4-5, they have struggle recently with the Maroons taking most of the series titles over recent years.