State of Origin is just hours away and we’ve got you covered for every little piece of information you need ahead of the series opener.
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When and where is it?
The series starts off on Wednesday June 8 at Accor Stadium in Sydney.
How to watch?
You can watch the game live on Channel Nine. Inclusion will start at 7pm (AEST) with post-game inclusion running until around 11pm.
You can then watch a replay of the match on Kayo from 11pm onwards.
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New South Wales vs Queensland – State of Origin I, 2022
Date: Wednesday, 8th June
Venue: Sydney’s Olympic stadium
- ABC local radio in all states from game time
- ABC Sport Digital, local radio in NSW, ACT and QLD from 7:05pm AEST
- Streamed on the ABC Sport button on the ABC Listen App
- Live and free on Channel Nine and NineNow
What time is kick off?
Kick off is slated for 8.10pm (AEST). However, as fans are well aware, the actual start time of every Origin game turns into a contest of kick-off bingo, so it may be a touch later than the scheduled time.
However the official schedule is as follows:
5pm: Gates Open
5.15pm: NSW Police Vs QLD Police
6.48pm: Official presentation
7.10pm: Origin coin toss
7:40pm: Pre-match entertainment (fireworks, cultural dance, Shield delivery)
8.01pm: Match ball delivery
8:06pm: Maroons entry
8.07pm: Blues entry
8.08pm: Welcome to country
8.09pm: National anthem
8:11pm: State of Origin Game 1 kickoff
Match wins: QLD 64, NSW 54. 2 draws
Series wins: QLD 22, NSW 16. 2 drawn series
1. James Tedesco 2. Brian To’o 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Jack Wighton 5. Daniel Tupou 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Payne Haas 9. Damien Cook 10. Junior Paulo 11. Cameron Murray 12. Tariq Sims 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Stephen Crichton 15. Liam Martin 16. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 17. Ryan Matterson 18. Nicho Hynes 19. Tyson Frizell 20. Jacob Saifiti 21. Joseph Suaalii 22. Apisai Koroisau Coach: Brad Fittler
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Selwyn Cobbo 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Dane Gagai 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 9. Ben Hunt 10. Josh Papali’i 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Felise Kaufusi 13. Reuben Cotter 14. Harry Grant 15. Lindsay Collins 16. Patrick Carrigan 17. Jeremiah Nanai 18. Thomas Dearden 19. Jai Arrow 20. Thomas Flegler 21. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 22. Murray Taulagi Coach: Billy Slater
No matter which market you look at, the Blues head into the series opener as the overwhelming favourite. The TAB lists the 2021 series winners a $1.57 favourite, compared to the Maroons who sit at $2.45.
Sportsbet have it slightly closer with NSW currently $1.60 and QLD $2.35.