It’s that time of year again where sporting fans across the country bust out the blue and maroon. Perhaps Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry, State of Origin is the Superbowl of the National Rugby League (NRL) as Queensland and New South Wales battle for state supremacy (and bragging rights!). Will the Maroons claim victory, or will the Blues go back to back? Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about this year’s State of Origin.
How can I watch State of Origin?
Each game of the 2020 State of Origin is free-to-air on Channel Nine, and will be streamed online via 9Now for viewing on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iPad or any other smart TV devices. If you’re an eligible Telstra mobile customer, you can also download the NRL app and watch the games on Live Pass.
State of Origin 2020 Fixtures
|Game 1||4 November (Wed)||8:15pm||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Game 2||11 November (Wed)||8:15pm||ANZ Stadium, Sydney|
|Game 3||18 November (Wed)||8:15pm||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane|
*Kick-off times are scheduled estimates only. Games may commence earlier or later, depending on pre-game entertainment, but coverage usually begins an hour before kick-off.
How to watch the Women’s State of Origin 2020
You can watch the Women’s State of Origin on the Nine network, 9Now and the NRL app. The clash will take place on Friday, the 13th of November, 2020 at Sunshine Coast Stadium in Queensland. Kick-off times to be confirmed closer to the date.
How to watch every game of the NRL
If you’re looking to watch every NRL game live, there are a couple of options to choose from, including Foxtel Now and Kayo. If you’re a Telstra customer, you’ll have free access to every game via NRL Live Pass on the app, or if you’re not a Telstra customer, you can subscribe for $3.99 a week.
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State of Origin Team List
Both Queensland and New South Wales selected a few players to debut in Game 1, with each side matching up fairly evenly. Here are the players that will line up for the opening game of State of Origin in 2020. Please keep in mind that players will be added to the team lists once squads have been formally announced.
QLD State of Origin Team 2020
- Hymel Hunt (Newcastle Knights)
- Edrick Lee (Newcastle Knights)
- Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans)
- AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
- Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
- Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)
- Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)
- Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
- Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)
- Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)
- Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Josh Kerr (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Harry Grant (West Tigers)
- Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Sea Eagles)
- Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
- Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)
NSW State of Origin Team 2020
- Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Zac Lomax (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
- Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
- Jake Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)
- Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels)
- Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Parramatta Eels)
- Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
- Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
- Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
- Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)
- Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
- James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
- Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
- Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
- Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
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