Welcome to watch State of Origin 2017 Live Stream. It’s like Christmas morning for rugby league fans. 322 days after they last did battle, the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues face off in the first game of the 2017 Origin series.
To be played at the cauldron known as Suncorp Stadium, the match has enjoyed a huge build-up (Which Origin hasn’t?) and is sure to be another engrossing clash showcasing the best of rugby league.
State of Origin TV Coverage and time:
The TV coverage will start at 7:30pm, with Nine’s full complement of expert commentators to bring viewers the best analysis of the action.
The voice of rugby league, Ray ‘Rabs’ Warren, will call the action from the commentary box alongside some of the game’s foremost analysts Peter Sterling, Phil Gould and Paul Vautin.
James Bracey will host Nine’s exclusive live and free coverage of State of Origin, flanked by rugby league immortals Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns and Wally ‘The King’ Lewis, along with Origin legends Darren Lockyer and Brad Fittler.
Matt Cecchin and Gerard Sutton will referee the match, while Brett Suttor and Chris Butler are the touch judges.
Queensland’s domination in recent years has been well documented, with the Maroons winning 10 of the last 11 series. The sole win for New South Wales in that period came in 2014, and in a good omen for the Blues they won the opening match of that series at Suncorp Stadium.
Queensland: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin O’Neill 5. Dane Gagai 6. Anthony Milford 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Dylan Napa 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. Nate Myles 11. Josh Papalii 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh McGuire. Bench: 14. Michael Morgan 15. Sam Thaiday 16. Aiden Guerra 17. Jacob Lillyman.
New South Wales: 1.James Tedesco 2. Blake Ferguson 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jarryd Hayne 5. Brett Morris 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Aaron Woods 9. Nathan Peats 10. Andrew Fifita 11. Josh Jackson 12. Boyd Cordner (c) 12. Tyson Frizzell. Bench: 14. David Klemmer 15. Wade Graham 16. Jake Trbojevic 17. Jack Bird
Queensland’s Johnathan Thurston has succumbed to a shoulder injury and will miss his first Origin match since making his debut in the opening game of the 2005 series.
It seems like we’re forever acknowledging State of Origin Cameron Smith reaching a milestone, and game one is no different. The Queensland captain will become the first player to take the field in 40 Origin games.
For New South Wales Jarryd Hayne lines up for his first Origin match since 2014, after missing the last two series while he was off playing NFL and rugby sevens.
All is in readiness for Origin 1. Tune in from 7:30pm AEST live and free on Channel Nine for our exclusive coverage of the first game of Australia’s favourite sporting event.
Queensland won the 2016 State of Origin series two games to one, with the Blues taking out Game 3.
Game 1 at ANZ Stadium saw the Maroons run away with a victory by a single goal, 6-4. Game 2 was a 26-16 win at Suncorp.