Here is the full 2017 State of Origin draw and fixtures.
Queensland are the current holders of the series, having won Games 1 and 2 of last year’s series. 2017 State of Origin will see NSW hunting for revenge.
2017 State of Origin fixtures
Origin Game One: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 8.00pm AEST – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Origin Game Two: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 8.00pm AEST – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Origin Game Three: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday 12 July 2017, 8.00pm AEST – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Games for 2017 have a scheduled kick off time of 8:00pm AEST though are likely to kick off later.**
**Important note – most Origin games are scheduled to start at 8:00pm, and for Game 3 it’s likely to be around 8:16pm, but kick off later than this time. The exact kick-off, 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. We expect a similar kick off time in 2017, with pre-match entertainment including 15 minutes of fireworks.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 fixtures. As soon as anything is announced, including kickoff times, they’ll be right here on The Roar.
The State Of Origin Fixtures & Draw sees a three-match series contested between NSW and Queensland that usually begins in late May and finishes in the middle of July. In 2017, the first match will be played on May 31.
Last year’s Origin fixtures:
Origin Game One: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday, 31 May 2016, 8.00pm AEST – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Origin Game Two: Queensland vs NSW – Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 8.00pm AEST – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Origin Game Three: NSW vs Queensland – Wednesday 13 July 2017, 8.00pm AEST – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
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 will be one game played. A game has also been confirmed for the 2018 series.
Recent times have seen some Origin games played at Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
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.