State of Origin is the annual series of Australian Rugby League football match between two states i.e. Queensland Maroons and The New South Wales Blues. This game has been hosted 36 times until now, and the year 2018 will be the 37th year for the annual best of three series.
For the state of origin 2018 enthusiasts, the game 1 and game three is fixed at Brisbane at the Suncorp Stadium and the game two at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. New South Wales leads the series beating Queensland in the opening game. Now we have Game 2 on 21st June 2018. Let’s talk about more on State of Origin series 2018 live online channels, Schedule and updates below.
State of Origin Streams
The game will be streamed live on different channels for the fans to see the action live. The state of origin has exclusively sold the rights to Nine network, and this means that you can watch the game live on any of the Channel in their bandwagon. This time the well known social networking site Facebook will also stream the games live for its fans. The other TV telecast details will be discussed later in detail.
State of Origin 2018 Live Stream channels
We will be adding more streams right before the start of the game on 31st May 2018.
The first game is expected to be on 31st May 2018 at Brisbane among Queensland and New South Wales. The Queensland family has their jerseys colored in maroon, and you can too become a member of the Maroon family by paying a fee and enjoying its services. The best part about the game is that you shall travel free to the stadium and back on the day of the match via QR Citytrain network or the Brisbane bus service. All you need to flash is your ticket to the game.
Game I: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Date: May 31, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 8 PM AEST, 11 AM BST, and 6 AM ET
State of Origin Game 1 Live Stream: Watch here
Game II: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Date: June 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm AEST
Get all news and updates about Game 2 here
Game III: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Date: July 12, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match Time: 8:00 PM AEST
Find latest updates about Origin Game 3 here
The most thrilling third game which decides the 2018 State of Origin champions take place on 12th July 2018. The game starts at 8 PM AEST. Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane will host the match on Wednesday. Read more on the final game here.
2017 State of Origin preview
Game 3 Final Scores:
Queensland beats New South Wales in the final game and won State of Origin 2018.
Scores: Queensland 22-6 NSW
|State of Origin Game 3|
|Match||Queensland vs New South Wales|
|Date||July 12, 2018|
|Venue||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Competition||State of Origin Championship Game|
|Start Time||8 PM AEST|
Game 2 scores and results
Queensland made a stunning coming back beating NSW in their home ground. Now we have to wait for the most thrilling third game of the series to decide the winners of 2018 State of Origin. Let’s get into final scores below.
Game 2 Final Scores
New South Wales (NSW) 16-18 Queensland
Stay tuned for Game 3 on 12th July 2018
Game 2 Highlights
Game 1 results:
Game 1 is over. New South Wales (NSW) beats Queensland (QLD) in the opening match of State of Origin 2018.
QLD 4 NSW 28
Stay tuned for next game on 21st June 2018
Game 1 Highlights
The teams are all geared up to play the matches with great enthusiasm and have been practicing for it. As fans and spectators, you have the option to visit Brisbane and Sydney and experience the game live. There are many packages for the game which are readily available at an average of $369 which includes your stay, ticket rates, Wheel of Brisbane ticket, and exclusive Sportsnet Sportspass Membership.
State of Origin 2018 – NSW and QLD Lineups
Queensland officially confirmed that Johnathan Thurston would not take part in Game 1 due to a shoulder injury. Johnathan Thurston is one of the most successful and ten times Origin winner who will miss out Game 1 for Queensland Maroons. Here are the confirmed team line-ups for State of Origin 2018 Game 1 below.
Teams for Game 2
Let’s get into complete lineups for the second game of Origin series 2018 below.
James Tedesco, Blake Ferguson, Josh Dugan, Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Aaron Woods, Nathan Peats, Andrew Fifita, Josh Jackson, Boyd Cordner (c), Tyson Frizell
Billy Slater, Valentine Holmes, Will Chambers, Darius Boyd, Dane Gagai, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Dylan Napa, Cameron Smith (c), Jarrod Wallace, Gavin Cooper, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire
Game 2 Match Officials:
Referee: Matt Cecchin
Assistant Referee: Gerard Sutton
Touch Judges: Chris Butler and Brett Suttor
Review Official: Ben Galea
Senior RO: Bernard Sutton
Read more on New South Wales Blues vs. Queensland Game 2 here.
New South Wales – NSW Team for Game 1
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)
13. Tyson Frizell
14. Jack Bird
15. Wade Graham
16. David Klemmer
17. Jack Trbojevic
18. Jordan McLean
19. Matt Moylan
20. Jack de Belin
Queensland (QLD) Team for State of Origin Game 1
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
10. Nate Myles
11. Josh Papalii
12. Matt Gillett
13. Josh McGuire
14. Michael Morgan
15. Sam Thaiday
16. Aidan Guerra
17. Jacob Lillyman
18. Johnathan Thurston
Read more on Game 1 here: Watch QLD vs. NSW online here
State of Origin 2018 Game 1 Full referees list
Here are the full list of match officials for State of Origin Game 1.
|Assistant Referee||Gerard Sutton|
|Senior Review Official||Bernard Sutton|
|Review Official||Ben Galea|
|Touch Judges||Brett Suttor, Chris Butler|
|Standby Referee||Alan Shortall|
|Standby Touch Judge||Michael Wise|
Watch and enjoy the game live without missing out on any fun.
Packages for the fans
The game has become so popular that it is a rage in Australia and fans do not miss out on a single update from the match. It has been popular globally, and people from all parts of the world come to experience the game in person. The packages have the silver tickets included for the games with transfers as well. The cruise trip will have a seven-night great entertainment theme with New South Wales players coming on board the cruise to take photos with their fans.
There are many inclusions to the trip apart from this attraction, and you can enjoy it while you depart from Sydney. You can also try a footy challenge with your favorite players and some quick question and answers to know the secrets of the players in general. Apart from the cruise packages, there are land packages as well which will help you get the best out of the game. It is going to be a fun event with football, sightseeing and a lot more in Australia.
Get latest updates on State of Origin 2018 here.
Watch the game in many ways
You may decide which game to watch out of the best of three in case if you are not opting for watching all the games in person which can also be done in an event if the budget is a constraint. The price of each game will differ depending on the results of the previous match and the fan following that will support in the competition. Watch the game on TV through Nine networks in Australia, and you may even enjoy it with all the minute details captured on your television screen with fun food and friends right next to you.
You may grab your ticket on viagogo.com as well with the best seats and enjoy the game to the core. The remarkable 37th series between the Queensland and New South Wales is about to begin, and there is a lot of mileage being attracted by the sponsors and promoters to cash in as much possible. The previous record states that Queensland has won most games including the last two years going under their kitty as well. The non-series matches held in the year 1980, 1981 and 1987 also show that Queensland was the winner for two of the three years. So, the bet is more inclined towards Queensland, but we need to wait and watch the game live to know who wins this time.
You can also watch Queensland vs. New South Wales Game 1 live stream here
History of the game
Let us look at a little history of State of Origin games. The game got its name from the First Senior rugby league where the players represented the Australian state. Only interstate matches played among the football clubs before 1980. However, in the year 1980 and 1981, there was a preliminary match played between the two regional teams which were named the State of Origin. This experiment worked well and the game kicked off from 1982 with a best of three match series for the shield. The start of the event was just even, or both the teams but later between 2006 to 2013 Queensland took over the league and won all the series.