State of Origin Fixtures & Draw 2017

The State Of Origin Fixtures & Draw saw the Queensland Maroons defeat the New South Wales Blues two games to one to claim the Origin shield for 2017.

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2018 State of Origin fixtures (TBC)

It has been revealed that Melbourne will host Game 1 of the 2018 State of Origin series at the MCG. The series opener, despite being played at a neutral venue, will count as a New South Wales home game. The remaining fixtures will likely be at Suncorp Stadium and ANZ Stadium, although the dates are yet to be officially confirmed.

Origin Game One: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 8.00pm AEST – MCG, Melbourne

Origin Game Two: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday, date TBC, 8.00pm AEST – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Origin Game Three: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday, date TBC, 8.00pm AEST – ANZ Stadium, Sydney

**Important note – while the State of Origin kick-off time is always scheduled for 8:00pm, the actual start time is often far later. The exact kick-off time, after the Australian national anthem is performed, and TV specials are completed, is usually closer to 8:20pm. Origins 1 and 2 in 2015, for example, both kicked off at 8:22pm AEST, however in 2017 the kick-off times were earlier – 8:16, 8:15 and 8:13 across the three matches respectively.

2017 State of Origin fixtures

Origin Game One: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 8.00pm AEST – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane: NSW Blues 28 defeated Queensland Maroons 4

Origin Game Two: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 8.00pm AEST – ANZ Stadium, Sydney: Queensland Maroons 18 defeated NSW Blues 16

Origin Game Three: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday 12 July 2017, 8.00pm AEST – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane: Queensland Maroons 22 defeated NSW Blues 6

Games for 2017 had a scheduled kick off time of 8:00pm AEST, but kicked off far later, with games starting at 8:16, 8:15 and 8:13 for games 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Last year’s Origin fixtures:

Origin Game One: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday, 1 June 2016, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: Queensland 6 defeated New South Wales 4

Origin Game Two: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday, 22 June 2016, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane: Queensland 26 defeated New South Wales 16

Origin Game Three: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday 13 July 2017, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: New South Wales 18 defeated Queensland 14

Johnathan Thurston looks to pass during Queensland's 32-8 win in Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin Series.(Image: Dan Peled/AAP)

Each Origin series sees either New South Wales Blues or Queensland Maroons play two of the series’ three games at their home ground. 2015 saw the return of Origin football to the MCG, where there was one game. A game in Melbourne has also been confirmed for the 2018 series.

In 2014, Queensland entered the series having won the last eight on the trot, and had the advantage with two matches played at Suncorp Stadium, the home of the Maroons. Nonetheless, the Blues triumphed, with two close wins in the first two games to take the series. The Maroons recaptured the trophy in 2015, earning their ninth win in ten seasons, and followed it up with another series win in 2016.

Last updated: 13 July, 2017