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State of Origin fixtures & draw 2021

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Here are the State Of Origin Fixtures & Draw for 2021. The Blues claimed the series after a comprehensive 26-0 victory in Game 2, following up Game 1’s 50-6 obliteration.

Game 3 saw the Maroons save some face by winning 20-18 and avoiding the sweep.

2021 State of Origin fixtures

Fixture Venue Time (AEST) TV
Game 1 – Wednesday, June 9
Queensland Maroons 6 def. by NSW Blues 50 QCB Stadium 8:10pm Nine
Women’s Origin – Friday, June 25
Queensland Maroons 8 def. NSW Blues 6 Sunshine Coast Stadium 7:45pm Nine, Fox Sports
Game 2 – Sunday, June 27
Queensland Maroons 0 def. by NSW Blues 26 Suncorp Stadium 7:50pm Nine
Game 3 – Wednesday, July 14
NSW Blues 18 def. by Queensland Maroons 20 Cbus Super Stadium 8:10pm Nine

*Important note – while the State of Origin kick-off time is scheduled for 8:10pm (Sydney time) kick-off times, the actual start time is often later. The exact kick-off time, after the Australian national anthem is performed, and TV specials are completed, is usually closer to 8:15pm. Origins 1 and 2 in 2020, for example, both kicked off at 8:15pm, while the deicder started just one minute late at 8:11pm. This is a vast improvement on previous years where, despite kick-off being scheduled for 8pm, games would regularly start at around 8:20pm. Game 2 on Sunday night will likely start before 8pm.

Past Origin fixtures

The 2020 Origin series was unique on a number of fronts. It was played after the NRL season for the first time, with all three games taking place on consecutive Wednesdays in November.

Game 1 was also the first time Adelaide Oval had hosted an Origin match, while the Maroons’ hosting of the women’s game and subsequent victory were also both firsts.

Fixture Venue Time (AEDT) TV
Game 1 – Wednesday, November 4
Queensland 18 def. NSW 14 Adelaide Oval 8:10pm Nine
Game 2 – Wednesday, November 11
NSW 34 def. Queensland 10 ANZ Stadium 8:10pm Nine
Women’s Origin – Friday, November 13
Queensland 24 def. NSW 18 Sunshine Coast Stadium 7:45pm Nine
Game 3 – Wednesday, November 18
Queensland 20 def. NSW 14 Suncorp Stadium 8:10pm Nine

The 2019 Origin series played host to a couple of firsts: Perth hosted its inaugural Origin match when Game 2 was played at Optus Stadium, and the New South Wales Blues won consecutive series for the first time since the 2005 victory which capped off a three-peat.

Date Time (AEST) Result Venue
Game 1 Wed Jun 5 8:13 PM Queensland 18 def New South Wales 14 Suncorp Stadium
Game 2 Sun Jun 23 7:55 PM Queensland 6 def by New South Wales 38 Optus Stadium, Perth
Game 3 Wed Jul 10 8:14 PM New South Wales 26 def Queensland 20 ANZ Stadium

The 2018 Origin series saw New South Wales claim just their second series victory in the last decade, after strong performances in Game 1 and Game 2 saw them take out the trophy.

Game Date Time (AEST)* Result Venue
Game 1 Wed Jun 6 8:00 PM New South Wales 22 def Queensland 12 Melbourne Cricket Ground
Game 2 Sun Jun 24 7:40 PM New South Wales 18 def Queensland 14 ANZ Stadium, Homebush
Game 3 Wed Jul 11 8:00 PM Queensland 18 def New South Wales 12 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

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