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Origin 2 live stream: How to watch NSW Blues vs QLD Maroons State of Origin Game 2, 2018 online and on TV

Latrell Mitchell of the Blues scores s try against Ben Hunt of the Maroons during game one of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
24th June, 2018
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The 2018 State of Origin series goes on the line on Sunday night when the NSW Blues look to claim their first series win since 2014. This is The Roar‘s guide to live streaming Game 2 of the 2018 series and watching it on TV

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Kick-off for Game 2 is advertised for 7:40pm (AEST) on Sunday, June 24 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Although, as we know, the actual start time is anyone’s guess. Game 1 was scheduled for an 8pm start (AEST) yet officially kicked off at 8:15pm.

After claiming Game 1 28-4 last year, New South Wales crumbled and slumped to a series defeat. This time around, it was 22-12. Will they be able to get the better of Queensland this time, or will the Maroons, with a returning Billy Slater, hit back?

How to watch the match on TV

The match will be shown exclusively on the Nine Network.

Their coverage will begin at 7pm (AEST) and will be available for viewing in high definition on Channel 90 and standard definition on Channel 91. For those watching through a Foxtel service, the channel numbers are 209 and 100 respectively.

To anyone looking to watch the game from Perth and Adelaide, the preview of the game will not start until approximately 20 minutes before kick-off. If you’re unsure of TV listings in your area, be sure to check your local guide or electronic programme.

Nine’s coverage wraps up at 10:40pm (AEST) after an hour-long post-match dissection of the game.


How to live stream the match online

Unlike previous years, where Origin was available to live stream online on the NRL Digital Pass, this year’s series is only available via Channel 9’s streaming application 9Now.

9Now offers five different live camera angles, giving viewers the option of watching the game from multiple viewpoints, as well as the main broadcast which will appear as it does on TV.

It can be downloaded from the Google Play and Apple Store and both the apps and website are free to use. You will, however, need to create a login with a valid email address to gain access to the service.

If you are looking to watch the match from overseas, the best option is to visit Fox’s Watch NRL service, which enables you to watch for a subscription fee.

Here at The Roar, we will be covering all the action with a live blog and highlights of the biggest game of the 2018 rugby league season to date. We will also have the most in-depth analysis and expert reactions to Sunday night’s clash.