The State of Origin 2018 is just around the corner, and the excitement is visible everywhere. But isn’t that become obvious? We are not just talking about the game, but the states themselves. After all, the game is between the Queensland Maroons and the Brydens Lawyers NSW (New South Wales) Blues.
So, Fans! Since the State of Origin 2018 is about to begin on 6th June 2018, you all must be curious, and I am sure a lot of questions must be popping in your head. Who’s playing? Who’s the coach of each team? Where can I watch the game? What is this game all about? Well, you have dropped at the right place.
State of Origin 2018 final recap
Here in this article, I will take you through every detail of State of Origin 2018. Beginning with the time and venue and ending with the winner of this grand league. You’ll also get the information such as the game series, ticket, venues, news, statistics, teams, ways to stream the match online, and a quick view of the history of the State of Origin.
Venue and Date
As I already mentioned the State of Origin 2018 is going to begin on Wednesday, June 6. Yes! Only a week left for the game and is going to be held in three places in Australia for all the three respective matches.
About the Series
As I told you, the State of Origin is played in a series of three matches.
Origin I will begin on Wednesday, June 6 at around 8 pm (Australian Time, AEST), at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Origin II starts on Sunday, June 24 at 7.40pm, at ANZ Stadium, Sydney NSW
Origin III will take place on Wednesday, July 11 at 8 pm, on Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane QLD
Team and Coaches
This time NSW will enter the game with a new coach Brad Fittler and Maroons will be in the game with the one and only coach Kevin Walters who helped Maroons win the 2017 State of Origin.
Also, the lineup for Series 1 is announced, below is the list:
Queensland Maroons Team Players
Billy Slater, Dane Gagai, Cameron Munster, Michael Morgan, Dylan Napa, Valentine Holmes, Felise Kaufusi, Greg Inglis (c), Will Chambers, Ben Hunt, Andrew McCullough, Gavin Cooper, Jai Arrow, Jarrod Wallace, Josh McGuire, Coen Hess, and Josh Papalii.
NSW Team Players
Let’s check out confirmed lineups of Blues for State of Origin Game 1 here
James Tedesco, Angus Crichton, Latrell Mitchell, Boyd Cordner, James Roberts, James Maloney, Tom Trbojevic, Nathan Cleary, Damien Cook, David Klemmer, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Tyson Frizell, Jake Trbojevic, Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan, Tyrone Peachey, Tariq Sims, Nick Cotric, Josh Addo-Carr
So, yes when we are talking about this grand sporting event, using the game language is must, isn’t it? So, talking about the kick-off time, in other words, the time when the match begins, is not yet officially announced, but if we consider the timing of last year, the game I and III started around 8.12pm. So it must start this year too at about the same time.
Where to get the Tickets?
You can buy the tickets for the State of Origin 2018 at the leading ticketing partner with experience of over 35 years – Ticketek, Australia. They are famous for selling the tickets for all the most significant events happening in Australia.
State of Origin Streams
It is not always possible for everyone to watch the match in the field. As it is the biggest sporting event, not all people can afford it and can be in Australia for the game. The good news is the State of Origin series 2018 will now be available for live streaming.
Fox spots will live stream all games of State of Origin in the United States. You can stream the Origin series at Nine’s 9Now catch-up service or through the new official Watch NRL live streaming service. These services also provide on-demand streaming of the match across various countries other than Australia. All you need is a streaming service and a VPN connection to change the location.
2017 State of Origin results
Well, we are all aware that from 2006 to 2017, out of all the 12 series, our favorite Queensland Maroons only lost one series happened in 2014. Maroons were the winner in 2017.
However, this does not assure that they will be the winner in 2018 as well. Without making any further predictions and now you know all about the State of Origin 2018, let’s welcome the grand sporting event with full spirits.