1980 Adelaide State of Origin Carnival

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The 1980 Adelaide State of Origin Carnival was the 21st Australian National Football Carnival, an Australian rules football competition. It was just the second carnival to take place under the State of Origin format.

Four states took part, the hosts South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and the reigning carnival champions Western Australia. Football Park hosted all the fixtures, which took place in October after the football season had ended.


Game Winning team Winning team score Losing team Losing team score Ground Crowd Date
Semi Final 1 South Australia 22.18 (150) Tasmania 8.13 (61) Football Park 10,666 11 October 1980
Semi Final 2 Victoria 14.20 (104) Western Australia 9.15 (69) Football Park 10,666 (double-header) 11 October 1980
3rd Place Final Western Australia 17.23 (125) Tasmania 12.18 (90) Football Park 17,579 13 October 1980
Grand Final Victoria 15.12 (102) South Australia 12.13 (85) Football Park 17,579 (double-header) 13 October 1980


South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia

Coach: Neil Kerley
Captain: Rick Davies

Coach: Peter Daniel
Captain: Darryl Sutton

Coach: Tom Hafey
Captain: Kevin Bartlett

Coach: Brad Smith
Captain: Brian Peake



1980 All-Australian Team

Coach: Tom Hafey

Name State/League Club
Peter Carey South Australia Glenelg
Graham Cornes South Australia Glenelg
Rick Davies South Australia Sturt (captain)
Robbert Klomp South Australia Carlton
Keith Kuhlmann South Australia Glenelg
Greg Phillips South Australia Port Adelaide
John Roberts South Australia South Melbourne
Mark Williams South Australia Port Adelaide
Ron Stubbs Tasmania Devonport
Darryl Sutton Tasmania North Melbourne
Robert Flower Victoria Melbourne
Jim Jess Victoria Richmond
Mark Lee Victoria Richmond
Ian Nankervis Victoria Geelong
Geoff Raines Victoria Richmond
Geoff Southby Victoria Carlton
Garry Wilson Victoria Fitzroy
Bruce Duperouzel Western Australia St Kilda
Ken Hunter Western Australia Claremont
Brian Peake Western Australia East Fremantle

Leading goal-kickers[edit]

Tassie Medalist[edit]