It all comes down to game three of the series after Wayne Bennett's underdog Queensland team won the first match and NSW avenged that upset Adelaide Oval loss in the return bout in Sydney.
- Game three tickets are selling fast. Be a part of the largest crowd in the world since lockdown!
NSW must now repeat the dose at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday to complete a three-peat of Ampol State of Origin series wins.
Or can the Maroons bounce back from their 34-10 loss in game two and regain the shield in front of their adoring fans.
The showpiece series is taking place at the end of the season for the first time due to the effects of COVID-19.
The opening clash was a high-intensity affair, with NSW leading 10-0 at half-time before the Maroons seized the momentum and quickly overhauled their foes once play resumed.
Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans was crowned the first man of the match while centres Kurt Capewell and Dane Gagai also starred.
Game two was the opposite with the Maroons drawing first blood before the Blues swamped them with six tries with halfback Nathan Cleary voted the best on ground.
Match: Maroons v Blues
Game 3 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Iconic Australian fuel brand Ampol has taken over as naming rights partner of the men's series this year after Holden's collapse. Ampol will then sponsor both the men's and women's series from 2021-23.
For everything you need to know about game two and the series, read on.
Locations and kick-off time
Match: Blues v Maroons
Game 1 -
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Match: Blues v Maroons
Game 2 -
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Game three: Wednesday, 18 November, 8.10pm AEDT (7.10pm local time) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Fan and member information
The NRL understands our fans have plenty of questions regarding COVID-19 and the impact it is having on our game. To help answer some of the most frequently asked questions, we have created the below central information pages:
The greatest NSW team of all time
For those attending the games ...
Harvey Norman Half Time Delivery
Australia’s leading retailer, Harvey Norman will be selecting one lucky winner at each Ampol State of Origin match ups to kick for several mystery prizes. From gift vouchers through to White Goods, if you think you have what it takes make sure you show your team pride pre game for your chance to be selected.
You can visit Harvey Normans full range online: www.harveynorman.com.au.
Hisense Hot Seat
Make sure you stay in your seats this half time! During the Ampol State of Origin, one lucky attendee will be seated in the Hisense Hot Seat and win the Hisense 65Q7 ULED 4k Ultra HD Smart TV. For the full range of Hisense products visit https://hisense.com.au/.
KFC Chicken Run
When: SOO 1, 2 & 3.
Overview: The KFC Chicken Run activation during half-time at each State of Origin match will be giving away KFC vouchers to lucky winners. A fan cheering for each team will be selected from the crowd to come on field during half-time.
The fans will race each other from the 50m line to the try line in the Chicken Run for the opportunity to win.
The winner of the race will get to choose between 3 KFC buckets, and will win the prize inside the selected bucket.
Bundy & Jimmy Brings
When: SOO 1, 2 & 3.
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Visit https://jimmybrings.com.au/ to order your Bundy’s this State of Origin series.
Over 18s only. Please Drink Responsibly.
Chemist Warehouse Couch Commentator
When: SOO 1, 2 & 3.
Chemist Warehouse Couch Commentator activation will be live across the State of Origin Series from Wednesday 4th of November. Fans are encouraged to submit their best commentary of the greatest of all time State of Origin moment.
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Two lucky winners will receive access to the Chemist Warehouse deck inside Suncorp Stadium at Game 3 for the best seats in the house for them and a mate, the opportunity for their commentary to be included in a selected Inside the NRL panel show, and a $500 Chemist Warehouse voucher.
Visit www.nrlcouchcommentator.com.au/chemistwarehouse to enter. Open to Queensland residents only.
We thank all our partners for the support this season. To support our valued partners please head to https://www.nrl.com/about-us/partners/.
Tickets are on sale for the final 2020 State of Origin match. Tickets can be purchased by visiting nrl.com/tickets
Tickets start from $50* for Members and $55* for General Public or become a Maroons Member from $85* for Member or $90* for General Public.
* A one-off handling fee per transaction applies on all purchases.
Fan-voted greatest Origin teams of all-time announced
- Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
- Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels)
- Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Parramatta Eels)
- Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
- Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
- Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders)
- Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)
- Stephen Crichton (Penrith Panthers)
- Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm)
- Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
- Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
- Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
- Zac Lomax (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers)
- Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm)
- Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
- Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
- James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
- Jake Trbojevic (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
- Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
- Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
- Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers)
Cameron Murray has been ruled out of the remainder of the series after suffering a hamstring injury in game one. Boyd Cordner (head knock) will also play no further part.
Moments that matter: Legends recall Origin highlights
- Corey Allan (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans)
- AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
- Kurt Capewell (Penrith Panthers)
- Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)
- Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
- Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)
- Lindsay Collins (Sydney Roosters)
- Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Melbourne Storm)
- Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
- Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters)
- Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Harry Grant (Wests Tigers/Melbourne Storm)
- Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
- Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)
- Hymel Hunt (Newcastle Knights)
- Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
- Josh Kerr (St George Illawarra Dragons)
- Brenko Lee (Melbourne Storm)
- Edrick Lee (Newcastle Knights)
- Dunamis Lui (Canberra Raiders)
- Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
- Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
- Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)
- Jaydn Su’A (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
- Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)
AJ Brimson suffered a foot injury during the win over NSW at the Adelaide Oval and won't feature in the two remaining matches.
Engage via social
You can also follow the official State of Origin Facebook page. #Origin
How to tune in: State of Origin III
Queensland Maroons v New South Wales Blues - Wednesday, November 18 at Suncorp Stadium - 7.10pm AEST/8.10pm EDT
The 2020 Ampol State of Origin series will be broadcast live nationally on the Nine Network, Sky Sport in New Zealand and WatchNRL.
- WatchNRL (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Nations)
- Fox Sports 1 (USA)
- Sky Sports (UK and Ireland)
- Sportsnet (Canada)
- ESPN (Africa)
- Fox Sports (Netherlands)
- Rogers SportsNet (Canada)
- Sport 24 (In Flight/In Cruise)
- Fox Sports Asia/Disney (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei)
- TVWAN Action Digicel (PNG Pay TV)
- TVWAN Digicel (PNG Free TV)
- Elijah TV (Cook Islands)
- Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
- Digicel (Tonga)
Match: QLD Maroons v NSW Women
Round 1 -
Venue: Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
Women's State of Origin
The Harvey Norman Women's State of Origin clash took place at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Friday, November 13 with Queensland defeating NSW.
The Blues had won the past four interstate fixtures.
The match was officially been declared a sellout with all tickets snapped up by Thursday afternoon.
Qld Maroons v NSW Women
"Harvey Norman Women’s State of Origin is incredibly important to us. We’re delighted to be able to make history on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow, playing the first Women’s Origin in Queensland," NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.
"The Commission made it a priority this year to ensure we completed our entire elite women’s schedule, as well as the men, and we’re proud that despite the challenges of COVID we’ll achieve that goal.
"I want to thank the Sunshine Coast community for their support of rugby league this year. Firstly, hosting our Premiers the Melbourne Storm and now reaching our venue capacity for Women’s Origin.
"The Sunshine Coast will be beamed live into households across the country tomorrow night, that’s excellent exposure for a tourist centre like the Sunshine Coast."