2020 State Of Origin NSW Blues v QLD Maroons Free to Air TV


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The pinnacle of Rugby League, and perhaps Australian sport, is the State Of Origin Series. Played with passion, intensity, brutality and pride, this year marks the thirty-ninth ‘state versus state’ meeting between the QLD Maroons and NSW Blues.

Queensland will look to reclaim the Shield after losing for just the third time in 14 years in 2019, but New South Wales will be confident in their ability to make it three successive wins in a row for the first time since 2005. It’s also the first time in the series’ history that the game will be played after the NRL season.

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 2020 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 fourteen, but NSW has wrestled back momentum in recent years, stopping an eight-year losing streak in 2014 before winning back-to-back shields in 2018 and 2019.

NSW coach Brad Fittler has had a terrific start to his tenure in one of the game’s most pressure-filled jobs, with 2-1 victories over the past two years, and heading into the 2020 edition is fancied to make it three in a row. The first game of this year’s series will take place in Adelaide due to coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne. The second and third games will then take place in Brisbane and Sydney, respectively, to find out who will have bragging rights in 2020.

NSW Blues v QLD Maroons Live TV Times

When: Nov 4th; 11th and 18th 
Where: Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney
Live TV: Channel 9 kick-off at 8.15pm

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

Live NRL Streaming

If you enjoy regular-season NRL 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.

Foxtel and Kayo will be showing only replays of this year’s State Of Origin, which is ideal if you’re tied up on Wednesday evenings and want to catch-up at a more appropriate time.

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Queensland 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.

Maroons Players To Watch

Kalyn Ponga and Cameron Munster will be two of the Maroons’ most important players in 2020. Ponga and his agility, silky ball movement and unbelievable footwork will be key for his side if they are to challenge the Blues. Josh Papalii is also the NRL’s most in-form prop forward and will probably be the first name on the team sheet for November 4th.

New South Wales 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.

Blues Players To Watch

There was plenty of discussion about the place of Nathan Cleary in the lead up to the team announcements, and the Penrith halfback is likely to maintain his place in the squad. Two other players to look out for will be Zak Lomax and Jake Ferguson, who have already tasted victory at this level.

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.

State Of Origin Live TV Fixtures and Replays

Date Event Time Channel
Wed, Nov 18QLD Maroons v NSW BluesLIVE: 8.15pmNine
Wed, Nov 18QLD Maroons v NSW BluesReplay: 11.00pmFoxtel / Kayo

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