Against the odds, New South Wales decisively thumped Queensland in the first State Of Origin match. Can they make it 2-0 on Wednesday to take home the trophy? Or will we have a nail-biting decider on our hands come July 12? Here's everything you need to know about viewing Game 2 — whether you're planning to watch live, at the pub, on TV or on the internet.
Below is everything you need to know about watching this year's State Of Origin - including streaming tips, where to buy tickets and the players on each team.
When is the State Of Origin on?
The second game in the series kicks off at at ANZ Stadium on June 21 8pm (AEST).
(Origin III takes place July 12 8pm (AEST), at Suncorp Stadium.)
How to watch State Of Origin on free-to-air TV
The State Of Origin series will be broadcast live on Channel Nine. The actual kick-off is scheduled for around 8.10pm.
How to watch State Of Origin online
The easiest way to watch State Of Origin online is to purchase an NRL Live Pass from Telstra. This app provides live access to every NRL match including State Of Origin. It is compatible with most Android, iOS, Mac and Windows devices.
NRL Live Pass either costs costs $99.99 for a full year or $3.99 per week. However, there is a free one-week trial available to new subscribers. If you haven't already joined, this means you can enjoy Wednesday's State Of Origin match for free.
For more online viewing options, check out our complete AFL and NRL guides.
How to watch State Of Origin on Foxtel
Fox Sports won't be showing the match live. Instead, it will be broadcast at 10:00pm. It will be re-broadcast on Thursday June 22 at 12PM and multiple times throughout the week.
How to watch State Of Origin live
2017 State Of Origin series tickets can be purchased through Ticketek. Game 2 is being held at the ANZ Stadium in NSW. There is a limit of six tickets per customer. Available prices start at $44.
How to watch State Of Origin at the pub
If you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a live crowd without paying for stadium seating, a local sports pub is a pretty good bet. Here is a list of venues that will be showing the live broadcast on big screen TVs. (Type in your postcode to find the closest venue to your location.)
How To Watch State Of Origin If You're Stuck Overseas
Unfortunately, the aforementioned NRL Live app is region locked and won't be accessible for users that are not located in Australia. Your best bet is to sign up for a virtual private network (VPN) which will hide the location of your computer and mobile devices.
Alternatively, do some googling to find a sports bar equipped with satellite TV and enquire whether they will be showing the math live. Good luck!
State of Origin teams: NSW lineup
NSW is taking an "if it ain't broke" approach to its lineup, which is almost identical to Game II.
- James Tedesco
- Blake Ferguson
- Josh Dugan
- Jarryd Hayne
- Brett Morris
- James Maloney
- Mitchell Pearce
- Aaron Woods
- Nathan Peats
- Andrew Fifita
- Josh Jackson
- Boyd Cordner (c),
- Tyson Frizell
- David Klemmer
- Wade Graham
- Jake Trbojevic
- Jack Bird
- Matt Moylan
- Jordan McLean
- Tom Trbojevic
State of Origin teams: Queensland lineup
Unsurprisingly, Queensland is shaking things up in a bid to reverse its fortunes. Here's the team for Game II:
- Billy Slater
- Valentine Holmes
- Will Chambers
- Darius Boyd
- Dane Gagai
- Johnathan Thurston
- Cooper Cronk
- Dylan Napa
- Cameron Smith (C)
- Jarrod Wallace
- Gavin Cooper
- Matt Gillett
- Josh McGuire
- Michael Morgan
- Josh Papalii
- Coen Hess
- Tim Glasby
Anything different this year?
This year, Nine will be debuting a new GPS player tracking system in association with Telstra. This will provide live information on speed, distance covered and heat maps of where players have been on the field.