State of Origin Live: State of Origin returns in 2022 and if you want to watch the opening game live there are only a handful of options with the match broadcast exclusively by the Nine Network.
Watch State of Origin Live Online Game 1: https://bit.ly/3qnGvmH
This year’s coverage will sound a bit different with Ray Warren – the voice of rugby league – announcing his retirement from calling the game.
Kick-off between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons is scheduled for 8:10pm AEST on Wednesday June 8.
Wanting to catch the game on a live stream or traditional TV broadcast?
This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to following Origin 2 online, on TV and on the radio.
How to stream State of Origin 1 online
As mentioned above the only way to watch State of Origin in Australia live is through the Nine Network.
You won’t be able to stream the match live on Fox League or Kayo as you are able to for other NRL matches.
Instead, the only way to stream the match online is through 9Now. It’s a free service but you will have to create an account if you don’t have one.
9Now can be accessed on a mobile app through the apple store and google play or you can also access it on most Smart TVs and a standard web browser if you want to stream on a laptop or desktop.
9Now will also have the replay and highlights after the match. Fox League and Kayo will broadcast a replay too but we must stress once again that they won’t have ANY live coverage other than pre-game build-up.
How to watch Origin 1 on TV
There is only one way to watch the 2022 State of Origin series on TV, and that is through the Nine Network. While Fox Sports broadcast all of the NRL regular season, Nine holds the exclusive rights to Origin and the NRL grand final.
To access Nine’s broadcast in metropolitan areas, you’ll want to head to channel number 9 or 91 on your TV for standard definition, or channel 90 to watch the game in high definition. For Foxtel customers, you’ll have to select channel 209 and if you’re in regional Australia you’ll need to search your TV guide but it’s likely to be on Channel 8 for most of NSW and Queensland areas.
Their broadcast will start at 7:30pm (AEST), about 45 minutes before the anticipated kick-off. Their broadcast will then lead into the game with pre-match analysis and interviews, as well as the entertainment and national anthem ceremony.
Nine are expected to stay on the air until about 10:30pm (AEST), allowing for a half-hour post-game show, which will include the announcement of the man of the match.
How to listen to Origin 1 on radio
If you can’t get near a television or want to listen to the game, then there are three options to get a radio call of the game.
You can listen through either ABC Grandstand, Triple M or 2GB. You can find local frequencies on each station’s site.
If all the above options fail for you, or you just want to get involved in some healthy discussion and banter throughout the match, The Roar will be providing a live blog, highlights and plenty of analysis throughout the course of the match.
Domestic Coverage AU/NZ:
- Sky NZ (Sky Sport 1 and 4)
- Radio: ABC, Triple M, 2GB, 4BC, NRL Nation (or via the Match Centre in NRL App or NRL.com)
- Sky UK — Sky Sports Arena & Main Event
- Fox US — Fox Soccer Plus
- Digicel PNG
- Digicel Tonga
- TTV Solomon Islands
- Niue Broadcasting
- Mai TV Fiji
- Fiji Broadcast
- Cook Islands TV
- beIN SPORTS France
- Fox Netherlands
- ESPN Africa
- Rogers Canada
- Sport 24 – Inflight and Cruise ships
- Sport1 Germany
- Premier Sports Asia
Watch State of Origin exclusively live and free on Channel 9 and 9Now.
“The conditions will play a big part in the result,” he wrote.
“Accor Stadium is traditionally very, very slippery, it makes ball-playing very hard.
“But the flipside to that is the wind. It’s been very windy in Sydney over the last few days, if the wind gets into the stadium on Wednesday night that will keep it dry, it will keep the dew off the ground, and that certainly favours New South Wales.
“If the wind drops off, and it’s damp and slippery, I think that favours Queensland.”
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting westerly winds of 25 to 40 km/h this afternoon, decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h later in the day. Temperature at kick off is forecast to be eight degrees, with the “feels like” temperature a chilly five degrees.
The State of Origin between Queensland and New South Wales is upon as they first of three clashes takes place in Sydney this week.
It is one of the highlights of the Australian sporting calendar and one of the hottest rivalries in the 13-man code also grabs the attentions of viewers across the globe, including the UK.
The three-match series has not always been the easiest to get hold of on these shores but it is worth the effort with physicality and intensity levels off the charts from first minute to last.
This year, though, the game is taking place against the backdrop of a pay dispute. Players have previously accepted a 50% pay cut to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic, dropping their reported fee to $15,000 for the series. But the NRL made a $43 million profit last term, prompting serious questions.
Here’s all the key details…
What time is State of Origin 1?
The first game of the State of Origin kicks off at 11:10am UK time on Wednesday, June 8 and will be played Accor Stadium in Sydney.
What channel is State of Origin 1 on?
The game will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Sports. Their coverage of the match starts on Sky Sports Main Event at 10:00am.
Can you stream State of Origin 1?
Yes. Sky subscribers will be able to stream the game on their SkyGo account. If you don’t subscribe to Sky, they don’t panic, there is always NowTV.
What’s the team news?
NSW: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Brian To’o, 3. Kotoni Staggs, 4. Jack Wighton, 5. Daniel Tupou, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Payne Haas, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Cameron Murray, 12. Tariq Sims, 13. Isaah Yeo
Interchange: 14. Stephen Crichton, 15. Liam Martin, 16. Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 17. Ryan Matterson, (18. Nicho Hynes)
Extended Squad: Joseph Suaalii, Daniel Saifiti, Api Koroisau, Tyson Frizell
Queensland: 1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Selwyn Cobbo, 3. Valentine Holmes, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Xavier Coates, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, 9. Ben Hunt, 10. Josh Papalii, 11. Kurt Capewell, 12. Felise Kaufusi, 13. Reuben Cotter
Interchange: 14. Harry Grant, 15. Lindsay Collins, 16. Patrick Carrigan, 17. Jeremiah Nanai, (18. Tom Dearden)
Extended Squad: Murray Taulagi, Jai Arrow, Tom Flegler, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
What are the latest State of Origin 1 odds?
State of Origin 1
NSW – 4/6
Draw – 25/1
Queensland – 6/4
It’s that time of year again where footy fans across the country bust out the blue and maroon. Perhaps Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry, State of Origin is the Superbowl of the National Rugby League (NRL) as Queensland and New South Wales battle for state supremacy (and bragging rights!).
Will the Maroons claim victory, or will the Blues outclass their rivals? Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about this year’s State of Origin.
How can I watch State of Origin?
Each game of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin is available on free-to-air on Channel Nine and its on-demand partnet 9Now. You can also catch on-demand replays on Kayo if you happen to miss any of the action. If you’re an eligible Telstra mobile customer, you can catch replays of each game through the NRL app.
Watch State of Origin on Kayo
Kayo offers on-demand coverage of all three State of Origin games, but also offers highlights and replays of previous State of Origin clashes if you’re looking to enjoy each state’s heyday.
State of Origin 2022 Fixtures
|Game 1||8 June (Wed)||8:10pm||Accor Stadium, Sydney|
|Game 2||26 June (Sun)||7:50pm||Optus Stadium, Perth|
|Game 3||13 July (Wed)||8:10pm||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane|
*Kick-off times are scheduled times only. Games may commence earlier or later, depending on pre-game entertainment, but coverage usually begins an hour before kick-off.
How to watch the Women’s State of Origin 2022
You can watch the Ampol Women’s State of Origin on the Nine network, 9Now and the NRL app, with Kayo also offering live and on-demand coverage of the games. The clash will take place on Friday, the 24th of June, 2022 at GIO Stadium in Canberra. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 7:45pm.
Can I watch State of Origin overseas?
Yes, each game will be televised in various countries around the world, according to NRL.com.au. Here’s a list of where to watch or stream the State of Origin series outside of Australia:
- New Zealand: Sky Sport 4
- USA: Fox US
- UK: Sky UK
- Canada: Rogers
- Southeast Asia: Fox Sports Asia
- Papua New Guinea: TVWAN Action
- France: BeIN Sports
- Netherlands: Fox Netherlands
- Africa: ESPN Africa
- Worldwide: WatchNRL or Sport24
How to watch every game of the NRL
If you’re looking to watch every NRL game live, there are a couple of options to choose from, including Foxtel Now and Kayo. If you’re an eligible Telstra customer, you can now receive a special offer from Telstra of $10 a month off Kayo’s Basic subscription (usually $25 a month) for 12 months. This means your Kayo subscription will only cost you $15 a month for one year.
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State of Origin Team List 2022
NSW took the 2021 Ampol State of Origin series 2-1, which included a 50-6 drumming of QLD in Townsville – an outing the Maroons would surely want to forget! There has been a lot of speculation so far in 2022 as to who will be named for the Blues, but it’ll likely include fan-favourites James Tedesco, Josh Ado-Carr and Isaah Yeo. QLD on the other hand, may turn to experience yet again, selecting the likes of Daly Cherry-Evans, Cameron Munster and Josh Papalii.
QLD State of Origin Team 2022
The Queensland Maroons team for Game 1 of the 2022 Ampol State of Origin has been confirmed. Here is the team that will line up against the Blues:
- Kalyn Ponga
- Selwyn Cobbo
- Valentine Holmes
- Dane Gagai
- Xavier Coates
- Cameron Munster
- Daly Cherry-Evans (captain)
- Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
- Ben Hunt
- Josh Papalii
- Kurt Capewell
- Felise Kaufusi
- Reuben Cotter
- Harry Grant
- Lindsay Collins
- Patrick Carrigan
- Jeremiah Nanai
- Thomas Deardon
- Jai Arrow
- Thomas Flegler
- Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
- Murray Taulagi
Coach: Billy Slater
NSW State of Origin Team 2022
The New South Wales Blues team for the 2022 Ampol State of Origin has been announced. Here is the team that will line up against the Maroons:
- James Tedesco (captain)
- Brian To’o
- Kotoni Staggs
- Jack Wighton
- Daniel Tupou
- Jarome Luai
- Nathan Cleary
- Payne Haas
- Damien Cook
- Junior Paulo
- Cameron Murray
- Tariq Sims
- Isaah Yeo
- Stephen Crichton
- Liam Martin
- Reagan Campbell-Gillard
- Ryan Matterson
- Nicho Hynes
- Tyson Frizell
- Jacob Saifiti
- Joseph Suaalii
- Apisai Koroisau
Coach: Brad Fittler
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What time does Game 1 kick off?
Kick-off is officially scheduled for 8:10 pm AEST on June 8.
However, the action typically gets underway around 8:15 pm following the Acknowledgment of Country and singing of the Australian national anthem.
MORE: Which state has won more Origin series?
When and where is Origin Game 1?
For the first time since 2020, State of Origin will be returning to Sydney’s Stadium Australia (currently known as Accor Stadium).
The venue last hosted a series-opener in 2016 and is sure to welcome a packed house this time around, with New South Wales having won three of the past four series.
Brad Fittler’s side will go into the match on June 8 with plenty of confidence – the Blues have won 19 of the 29 Origin matches at the venue.
How to watch the State of Origin
Fans will be able to watch all three games of the 2022 State of Origin series free-to-air on Channel Nine, with the action also streamed via 9Now.
Both Channel Nine and Fox Sports offer pre-match coverage.
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