The State of Origin is the Premier Rugby League played in Australia every year since 1980. The League consists of three games or matches. The game is played between New South Wales Blue and Queensland Maroon. The events are played in different in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in 2018. It is Melbourne which will host the first match before Sydney hosts the second match.
Game 1 of The State of Origin of 2018 will take place in Melbourne Cricket ground, and entire Australia and audiences in many parts of the world are excited to watch the match. This is one of the Premier Rugby League of Australia, and the entire atmosphere of the stadium will be overwhelmed with enthusiasm.
State of Origin Game 1 live streaming channels
The viewers will be able to watch all the matches live streaming online in various other channels and even in their Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and even in any android and PC one can watch them all the Games of The State of Origin with the very high-speed internet. With fast technology, one need not have the cable connection at their home or wherever they are in. The NRL Live app can be downloaded on their phone or any device like laptop or desktop and wherever the audience is can watch Game 1 live from Melbourne Cricket Ground.
NRL is the official channel to watch State of origin games online based on subscription. In PC or Laptop, a Rugby fan can browse the URL https://www.nrl.com/livepass/ and enjoy the fun of the match.
Audiences can avail the services of Sling TV, Fubo TV, ExpressVPN and DirectTV Now to watch Game 1 by just streaming the channels through them in their devices. Each of them provides more than 60 channels, and all premier sports channel falls under these 60+ channels. A monthly subscription of $20-$35 dollars will enable the viewers to catch the match live by just streaming through their networks which is of very high quality and high speed. A seamless view of the Match is available through them.
NBC Sports Gold Passes are also available which will help to watch the Premier Rugby matches all around the globe and within. One will have to download the NBC Sports Gold app on their device and then stream the match online through them to watch the game live from Melbourne.
The channel Nine Network will broadcast the games live into NSW and QLD in Australia. Telecast times are yet not confirmed and the broadcast times for South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria are yet to come out.
Needless to mention that Hulu with their Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV is the other online streaming channels for those who are devoid of any cable connection.
Social Networking sites like Facebook has a page on The State of Origin which enables the viewers to stream Game 1 live from the MCG.
Game 1 Schedule
The date and Venue of the League are already announced.
Game 1 of the League will take place on June 6th, 2018 on Wednesday in Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.
The Kick-off time of the game is supposed to be 8:00 pm Australian Local Time (AEST).
Read more about Queensland vs New South Wales match here.
NSW & QLD teams for Game 1
Game 1 of The State of Origin Rugby League will be between the home team Queensland Maroon and New South Wales Blues. The kick-off time for the match will be a bit late as usual because of the Australian National Anthem.
Note: We will update final lineups for the opening match of State of origin 2018 in the coming days. Stay tuned here for updates.
TV and Radio Broadcaster
The official broadcaster of all the Games of the League is none other than Nine Network of Australia, and it will be seen in Channel 9. The telecast will start an hour early which will show many highlights and interviews and other exclusive clippings of the sports event live from the stadium. The Radio Broadcaster of the match will be 2GB and ABC. Live Radio broadcasting is also available.