The pinnacle of Rugby League is the State Of Origin Series, and the pivotal third game of the 2019 version of this exciting event will take place on Wednesday, July 10. Played with passion and pride, this will mark the thirty-eighth ‘state verse state’ meeting between the QLD Maroons and NSW Blues.
This season’s edition promises to deliver a memorable series, and your prime time NRL viewing need not end when it is over, with Super Saturday and Sunday League available to enjoy at home on TV, as well as with live mobile streaming options using the information below.
2019 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 12. Last year, the Blues got the verdict and wrapped up the series in Sydney when down to 12 men in the last 10 minutes. Queensland played at home in the third game, a dead rubber, and were most impressive, giving them hope for 2019.
The 2019 Origin Series shapes up to be such a fascinating one. New South Wales headed in as the favourite to take out a second consecutive series for the first time since 2005, and at half time of Game 1 they were well on the way to victory with an 8-0 lead. The second half, however, saw an entirely different tale unfold, and three tries to the Maroons in the space of 18 minutes saw the underdogs take the victory and a 1-0 series lead. There were some changes for the Blues as a result of the second half collapse, with both Nathan Cleary and Cody Walker coming under some scrutiny. And yet, despite the Game 1 loss and the subsequent uncertainty surrounding the team, they rebounded in the second match scoring a decisive 38-6 win and now will head in as favourites to grab back-to-back titles for the first time since 2004-2005.
Maroons vs Blues Game 3 Live TV Times
When: Wednesday, 10 July
Where: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Live TV: Channel Nine at 8.00pm
LIVE State of Origin TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
|Wed July 10||State of Origin (Game 3)||LIVE 8.00pm||Nine / 9Now|
|Wed July 10||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. 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.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to review the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial offering. 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 2019 Cricket World Cup, available to watch Live or at a time that’s more convenient using their 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 8.00pm in Sydney will be broadcast at 7.30pm in Adelaide and at 6.00pm in Perth.
Sydney, NSW: 8.00pm
Brisbane, QLD: 8.00pm
Melbourne, VIC: 8.00pm
Gold Coast, QLD: 8.00pm
Canberra, ACT: 8.00pm
Newcastle, NSW: 8.00pm
Hobart, TAS: 8.00pm
Adelaide, SA: 7.30pm
Darwin, NT: 7.30pm
Perth, WA: 6.00pm
Queensland Maroons Preview
The Maroons dynasty is done and dusted and it’s time for the next generation to wear the jumper with pride. Leading that generation is Cameron Munster and Kalyn Ponga, two of the form players in the NRL, especially Munster, who is leading the Dally M Medal tally and leading comfortably after an outstanding start to the year for the Melbourne Storm. Ponga started the season at five eighth but with the side struggling, he was sent back to fullback and he’s been his brilliant best over the past couple of weeks and he’s going to be such a dangerous prospect for the Blues.
New South Wales Blues Preview
There are a number of strike players for the Blues that the Maroons will need to keep an eye on. James Tedesco has had a great start to the year for the Sydney Roosters and the thing that has really improved and impressed is his passing game, something that all great fullbacks need and he’s fast becoming one of the best ball playing fullbacks in the game. He was outstanding during the Origin Series last year and looks to be a better player 12 months on. The other is his Roosters teammate Latrell Mitchell, who is the most dangerous player in the game. He might not get his hands on the ball as often as he probably would like, but when he does, something always happens, so whether watching the State of Origin on Free to Air or catching the delayed version on Kayo Sports because of other obligations, this match is must see TV.