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Here are the State Of Origin Fixtures & Draw for 2021. Queensland are the defending champions after winning the last series 2-1.
The series venues have now been confirmed for the men’s competition, with Game 1 to be held at the MCG in Melbourne, Brisbane to host Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium, and Game 3 scheduled for Sydney’s Stadium Australia (formerly ANZ Stadium).
Fixture details for the Women’s Origin standalone game have not yet been confirmed.
|Game 1 – Wednesday, June 9|
|Queensland Maroons vs NSW Blues||MCG||8:10pm||Nine|
|Women’s Origin – Friday, June 25|
|Queensland Maroons vs NSW Blues||TBC||TBC||Nine, Fox Sports|
|Game 2 – Sunday, June 27|
|Queensland Maroons vs NSW Blues||Suncorp Stadium||TBC||Nine|
|Game 3 – Wednesday, July 14|
|NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons||Stadium Australia||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.
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.
|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.
|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.