State Of Origin Live NRL
Watch State Of Origin 2017 Live NRL , State Of Origin Live NRL One of the biggest rivalries in rugby begins anew on Wednesday as the Queensland Maroons prepare to face New South Wales Blues in the opening match of this year’s State of Origin series.
The first of three fixtures between the two powerhouses of rugby league promises to be a barnburner—as is always the case in this series—and Queensland are chasing a third consecutive title in 2017.
This year’s head-to-head kicks off at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium before a three-week respite until Game 2 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on June 21, with the final meeting scheduled to take place back in Brisbane on July 12.
Two of the last three State of Origin series have been decided after the first two matches, however, and both teams will be jostling to get that all-important tilt towards victory in Game 1 on Wednesday.
Here, we provide a look at all the essential match details to ensure you don’t miss out on the action, complete with live-stream information and a preview of the midweek opener in Brisbane.
Date: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 11 a.m. BST/8 p.m. AEST/6 a.m. ET
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Live Stream: Premier Sports (UK), Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S.), Fox Sports (AUS)
One of the biggest discussion points leading into this year’s three-parter was the news that 10-time State Of Origin winner Johnathan Thurston would play no part in the first match of the series due to a shoulder injury.
The official Queensland Rugby League website confirmed Thurston’s absence on Thursday, and Dominique Loudon of 9 News Gold Coast provided a shot of the statement with quotes from the Maroons talisman:
State of Origin Game 1 online, as well as watch the game on TV and listen to it on radio.
The Origin series opener is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm (AEST), although games rarely start on time. The actual kick-off is likely to take place closer to 8:15pm. Here’s how you can watch the game online and on TV.
How to stream online
To watch Origin 1 online, the NRL Live Pass is the way to go. The Live Pass gives you access to all NRL and representative rugby league matches, including Origin.
It costs $99.99 for an annual pass or $3.99 for a week, however you can also get your hands on a free one-week trial, meaning you can actually stream the match live and for free (the Live Pass is also available for free to select Telstra customers).
How to watch on TV
Channel Nine holds the exclusive live broadcast rights for State of Origin, and they’ll be televising Game 1 both in standard definition (channel 9/91) and high definition (channel 90).
Nine’s coverage will begin at 7:30pm (AEST) with their pre-game program running right up to kick-off.
Their coverage will finish at 10:30pm, allowing for around half an hour of post-game commentary.
Because of Nine’s exclusive deal, pay TV broadcaster Fox Sports will not be showing Origin 1 live on TV or on any of their streaming services. They will, however, be showing a replay from 10pm, however that time will be pushed back should the game finish late for any reason (for, example, if it runs into extra-time).
How to listen on radio
If you can’t get in front of a screen but still want to listen to State of Origin 1 on radio, there are a number of options. ABC Grandstand will be calling the game live, as will Triple M and 2GB. Check each station’s site for details on their broadcasts.
Here at The Roar, we’ll be covering Game 1 extensively, with a live blog, match highlights and much more over the course of the night.
2017 State of Origin Game 1 key information
Kickoff: 8pm local (AEST)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referees: Matt Cecchin and Gerard Sutton
TV: Live on Nine
Betting: Queensland $2, New South Wales $1.83
Head-to-head: QLD 58 wins, 2 draws, NSW 48 wins
Last time they met: Game 3, 2016: NSW 18-14 QLD
Wednesday’s State Of Origin Game 1 match is between QLD Maroons and NSW Blues. The opening kick is set to commence at 20:10 local time with the game to be played at Suncorp Stadium. The away team NSW Blues are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between QLD Maroons and NSW Blues.
When: 20:10 | Wednesday 31/05/2017
Where: Suncorp Stadium
Watch: Channel 7
Tonight’s match is shaping up to be an absolute cracking match. QLD opened as the favourites with all bookmakers but the support for NSW has been constant which has seen them take favouritism. The Blues team looks on paper just as good if not better than QLD’s which is probably the first time we are saying this in the past 4-5 years.
The Blues will be looking to notch a win back from the dominant QLDers and this year looks to be their best chance and a win at Suncorp tonight is pivotal.
NEW South Wales utility Jack Bird pulled Blues adviser Peter Sterling to the side after training this week to get a clear picture of how he’ll be used in Wednesday’s State of Origin.
Able to fill several positions from centre, backrow, lock and five-eighth, the Cronulla gun was training in the foreign role of hooker earlier in the week.
Hooker is a position Bird’s never played at any level in his career.
But when Nathan Peats’ hamstring pulled up a little tight during their second training run, Bird was thrust into the action.
It led to him seeking Sterling for a quiet word after the session.
“It was the second training run. I slotted in at hooker because I wasn’t subbing in in the middle — it was left verses right so I went into hooker,” Bird said.
“I spoke to Sterlo about it afterwards and said ‘where do you think I’ll be slotting in?’
“He said I’ll probably run on in the middle as a lock and that’s something I’m looking forward to.”
With Tyson Frizell moving from lock to start of the right edge on Wednesday, Josh Jackson is expected to play lock to start the game.
Frizell will be used as a battering ram against Queensland rookie Anthony Milford and with Nathan Peats unlikely to play 80 minutes, Blues coach Laurie Daley could make two changes in order to give Peats a breather.
Jackson has been discussed as a hooking replacement for Peats which would pave the way for Bird to come on as a ball playing lock.
While rake isn’t a role he feels comfortable in, Bird said that when it comes to the Blues he’ll fill any position Daley asks of him.
“I’d prefer to play in the middle, in lock (rather) than hooker,” he said.
“I’m not quite sure what my passing skills are from the ground, but if I have to play there I will.”
With two Origins to his name, Bird is yet to start a game for the Blues.
He was named in the starting side in jersey No.6 for game three last year but was a late omission to the bench in favour of Matt Moylan.
Bird admits that at times it can be frustrating filling the utility role but also acknowledged that his versatility opened the door for his Origin selection.
“I’m lucky I can play any position,” he said.
“Sometimes I think the utility gets me into these kinds of teams because if I was playing centre I might not be playing.
“I’ve got the utility mark next to my name but as time goes on I’d probably prefer to lock down one position.
“Utility brings a lot to the game these days but sometimes you just want to play one position and stay there instead of moving all over the joint so it’s a bit different. I can play every position which is probably why I’m the utility.”
Acknowledging the similarities between him and his Sharks teammate Luke Lewis, Bird is poised to carve out a long and successful career in the game.
Lewis, turning 34 in August, has filled every position except for front row during his illustrious career.
Lewis made 17 appearances for the Blues and Bird is using the backrower as a blueprint for how to approach his changeability.
“I try and take a piece out of his book,” Bird said.
“I look at Lewy and see what he’s became and hopefully I can become what he has.”
Queensland will honour fallen police officer Brett Forte before they clash with NSW in the series opener.
Forte, a proud Queenslander, was tragically gunned down on Monday by Rick Maddison who also died following a shootout with police.
A minute’s silence will be observed before the game at Suncorp Stadium and the Maroons will also wear a special mark of respect on their team suits.
“It’s a really sad occasion for his family and friends, but we’re going to honour him by wearing the police ribbon on our suits to the game,” Maroons assistant coach Anthony Siebold said.
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BLUES’ PEATS PLAN
NSW assistant coach John Cartwright confirmed there is no strict plan for the hooking rotation, with rookie rake Nathan Peats’ minutes to be determined by the game.
Peats averages 77 minutes per game in his five outings for the Gold Coast this season.
While the Titans gun is capable of producing an 80 minute effort, the Blues are likely to call on Josh Jackson and Wade Graham to spend a stint in hooker, while Jack Bird also trained in the role.
For all the post-match reaction to Origin I, tune into the Bill & Boz Origin Special live tonight from 10.30pm on Fox Sports News 500!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again where all civility is thrown out the window and unity abandoned completely, replaced instead by blood-thirsty vitriol aimed squarely at your federation neighbours because they live one state north of you/one state south and fuck them forever because of it.
Game one between Queensland and New South Wales is upon us tonight, and what better way to compliment screaming yourself hoarse at those bastard Maroons/Blues than by pouring a Thursday-ruining amount of booze down your gullet (responsibly, of course).
But where’s the fun in simply swigging whenever you feel like it? There’s only one thing better than drinking, and that of course is drinking in adherence to a strict set of completely made up, totally arbitrary rules, as dictated by some shithead from the Internet. Just as God intended.
THIS is it, they say. It’s the best chance New South Wales will ever get to snap this unprecedented era of Queensland State of Origin dominance. Maroons skipper Cameron Smith says winning this year’s series without Greg Inglis, Matt Scott, Corey Parker and (for Game 1 at least) Johnathan Thurston is his biggest challenge — but Smith and his men have prepared ambushes like this before. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 8.12pm. Follow our live coverage below.
The series opener of the 2000 Origin series is best remembered for Gorden Tallis getting sent to the sin-bin for blowing up at referee Bill Harrigan — but it’s not been revealed there is a lot more to the story than that.
Tallis revealed on Fox League’s On The Couch with Sterlo he was not sent off for accusing Harrigan of being a cheat.
It followed an incident where NSW pounced on a Queensland knock-on to score a try in controversial circumstances.
Tallis still claims there was a double knock-on and the try should have been taken off NSW.
“Yes, I did the wrong thing and that’s not a proud moment, but there were two knock-ons and I’ll stand by that in a court of law,” he said.
“They’re hard to win Origins and it was at a stadium where we struggled to win and there were about seven minutes to go and I knew if we got a turnover there we go down the other end and kick a field goal and we defend like Queensland then we could win a game there.
“Bill Harrigan sent me off and the true story is I said, ‘You cheat’. Everybody has called the referee a cheat at that level because we’re playing for bigger stakes.
“We’re not kids playing in the park with our mates. And then Bill Harrigan sent me off because on tackle three I said, ‘You’re not going to be here in game two. Steven Clark is a better referee’ and I put that in my book.
“Now, Bill and I, we work together at Triple M and he told me, ‘I didn’t send you off because you called me a cheat. I sent you off because you told me Stephen Clark was a better referee and it got right under my skin’.”