The pinnacle of Rugby League is the State Of Origin Series, and the first game is set to get underway from November 4th, 2020. Played with passion and pride, this will mark the thirty-ninth ‘state versus state’ meeting between the QLD Maroons and NSW Blues.
This year’s edition promises to deliver a memorable series and will be the first to be played outside of the regular NRL season. Can the Blues make it three in a row, or will the Maroons strike back from back-to-back defeats? Find out how to catch all the action live or on demand right here.
2020 State of Origin TV Preview
State of Origin officially played its inaugural season in 1980, but it wasn’t until two years later in 1982 that the series took on its current three-game format. For the first couple of decades or so, the results were incredibly even, with the first 24 series resulting in 12 NSW victories, 10 Queensland wins, and two draws. Since then, the Maroons have taken over, winning eight in a row between 2006-2013, and 10 of the past 13.
The 2020 Origin Series shapes up to be such a fascinating one. New South Wales are heading in as the favourite to take out a third consecutive series for the first time since 2005. But the Maroons have a trick up their sleeve in the shape of the dream coaching partnership of Wayne Bennett and Mal Melinga, arguably the two greatest minds of the game.
Maroons vs Blues Game 3 Live TV Times
When: Wednesday, 18 November
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Live TV: Channel Nine at 8.15pm
LIVE State of Origin TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Wed Nov 18th||State of Origin (Game 3)||LIVE: 8.15pm||Nine / 9Now|
|Wed Nov 18th||State of Origin (Game 3)||Replay: 11.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
Fixtures shown as Sydney time. State of Origin replay times exclusive to Foxtel and Kayo Sports. If you’re out and about you may also stream the Origin live to a host of mobile devices with the 9Now app.
Live NRL Streaming and a Free trial
If you enjoy Rugby League action then Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) is the place for you, televising every match of every round Live and ad-break free before the grand final of the regular season. This includes the contests on NRL Super Saturday or Sunday League that are not available on Free to Air TV, as well as replays of the games you may have missed and an opportunity to watch the NRL live online with compatible internet connected devices.
The State Of Origin series will only be broadcast live of free to air with Channel Nine. Replays of the game will be available immediately after the final whistle on Foxtel and Kayo.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial offer. With Kayo you will have access to these exact same Fox League broadcasts and programming and can stream the NRL live using eligible mobile devices. Kayo Sports will also be streaming every match of the upcoming Big Bash League 2020, available to watch Live or at a time that’s more convenient using the on demand minis option.
State of Origin Broadcast Guide
Use this chart to determine what time the State of Origin kicks off in your city. For example, events that start at 8.15pm in Sydney will be broadcast at 7.45pm in Adelaide and at 6.15pm in Perth.
Sydney, NSW: 8.15pm
Brisbane, QLD: 8.15pm
Melbourne, VIC: 8.15pm
Gold Coast, QLD: 8.15pm
Canberra, ACT: 8.15pm
Newcastle, NSW: 8.15pm
Hobart, TAS: 8.15pm
Adelaide, SA: 7.45pm
Darwin, NT: 7.45pm
Perth, WA: 6.15pm
Queensland Maroons Preview
The Maroons have been dominant for over a decade and will be remembered as one of Australian’s greatest sports teams, but their recent losses at the hands of NSW likely represent a changing of the guard. In an attempt to prevent that from happening, they now have a dream coaching partnership of Wayne Bennett and Mal Meninga, two of the most successful names in League history. With Cameron Smith fresh off the back of a Premiership win with Storm, he will be looking to lead the Maroons back to success.
New South Wales Blues Preview
The Blues have endured a difficult period over the past 13 years of State of Origin, but have finally managed to consistently turn things around. With the careers of many Queensland greats now finished and plenty of talent at their disposal, New South Wales have the chance to begin a dominant period of their own. There’s certainly a wealth of young talent on offer to the Blues this year, and few would bet against them making it three from three.