2019 State Of Origin NSW Blues v QLD Maroons Free to Air TV


Blues and Maroons streaming on free to air TVThe pinnacle of Rugby League, and perhaps Australian sport, is the State Of Origin Series. Played with passion, intensity, brutality and pride, this marks the thirty-eighth ‘state verse state’ meeting between the QLD Maroons and NSW Blues.

Queensland will look to reclaim the Shield after losing for just the second time in 13 years in 2018, but New South Wales will be confident in their ability to make it successive wins for the first time since 2005, and your prime time NRL viewing need not end when it‘s over, with Super Saturday and Sunday Footy available to enjoy using live streaming with a mobile device.

New South Wales vs Queensland Preview

The Origin concept began in 1980 as a one-off game, and the three-game series as it’s known today began two years later in 1982. Fast forward to 2019 and it is arguably the biggest sporting series in Australia. It generates close to $100 million annually for the NRL and is must-see TV. The Maroons have won eleven of the past thirteen, but NSW have wrestled back momentum in recent years, snapping an eight year losing streak in 2014 before winning again last year.

NSW coach Brad Fittler had a terrific start to his tenure in one of the game’s most pressure-filled jobs with a 2-1 victory last year, and heading into the 2019 edition of the event was expected to make it two from two. Despite a positive opening half in Game 1, however, his NSW side failed to get the job done in the first leg of the series, conceding three second half tries to go down 18-14 to the Maroons. Heading to Perth for Game 2, he and his team responded in kind, belting Queensland 38-6 to level up the series and head back home for Game 3 with a whole lot of momentum. With the home crowd on their side, they will be tough to stop in the final leg of the series.

NSW Blues v QLD Maroons Live TV Times

When: Wednesday, 10 July
Where: Homebush Stadium, Sydney
Live TV: Channel 9 with kick-off at 8.00pm

All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences.

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Queensland Preview

The Maroons have been dominant for over a decade and will be remembered as one of Australian sports’ greatest teams, but their loss at the hands of NSW last year likely represented a changing of the guard. In an attempt to prevent that from happening, coach Kevin Walters has swung the changes this year, bringing in a number of debutants as his side attempts to wrestle back the Shield. With Billy Slater now comfortably retired, however, and a number of other big names from their era of dominance gone, it will take a huge effort to overcome NSW this year.

Maroons Players To Watch

Kalyn Ponga and Cameron Munster will be two of the Maroons’ most important players in 2019. Ponga steps in for Slater as fullback, and his agility, silky ball movement and unbelievable footwork will be key for his side if they are to challenge the Blues. Munster, five-eighth for the Melbourne Storm and the favourite to take out this year’s Dally M Medal for the NRL’s best player, will be one of the biggest factors in Queensland’s ability to compete, and a big couple of games from him could easily swing the series.

New South Wales Preview

The Blues have endured a difficult period over the past 13 years of State of Origin, but last year they finally turned things around with just their second series win during that period. 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. They will be inexperienced, with five debutants set to play in Game One, but they will still be confident in their ability to win their first back-to-back Origin series since 2005.

Blues Players To Watch

There was plenty of discussion about the place of Nathan Cleary in the lead up to the team announcements, but the Penrith halfback maintained his spot after playing an integral role in the 2018 win. His composure as well as his running and kicking game will be vital for this team, as will the performance of James Tedesco. The Roosters fullback is one of the most damaging players in the game, and if he is able to find any semblance of space throughout the series his electric speed will do some serious damage.

So whether watching the State of Origin on Free to Air, or streaming the delayed version on Fox Sports Australia because of other commitments, this match is must see TV.

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