How To Watch State Of Origin 2017 Online And Free [Updated]

How To Watch State Of Origin 2017 Online And Free [Updated]

Tonight, the winners of State of Origin 2017 will be decided in front of thousands of screaming Queenslanders. Will NSW win their second Origin series since 2006, or will the Maroons continue their dominance? Here’s everything you need to know about viewing Game 3 — 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 third game in the series kicks off at Suncorp Stadium on July 12 8pm (AEST).

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 3 is being held at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. There is a limit of six tickets per customer. Available prices start at $88.

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 match live. Good luck!

State of Origin teams: NSW lineup

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Brett Morris
  3. Josh Dugan
  4. Jarryd Hayne
  5. Blake Ferguson
  6. James Maloney
  7. Mitchell Pearce
  8. Aaron Woods
  9. Nathan Peats
  10. Andrew Fifita
  11. Josh Jackson
  12. Boyd Cordner (c),
  13. Tyson Frizell [clear]


  14. David Klemmer
  15. Wade Graham
  16. Jake Trbojevic
  17. Jack Bird [clear]

State of Origin teams: Queensland lineup

  1. Billy Slater
  2. Valentine Holmes
  3. Will Chambers
  4. Michael Morgan
  5. Dane Gagai
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Cooper Cronk
  8. Dylan Napa
  9. Cameron Smith (C)
  10. Jarrod Wallace
  11. Gavin Cooper
  12. Matt Gillett
  13. Josh McGuire [clear]


  14. Ben Hunt
  15. Josh Papalii
  16. Coen Hess
  17. Tim Glasby [clear]

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.

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  • Last year we attempted to use the NRL Pass and found issues.

    1. The actual sign up and login was a pain. minute links hidden away to actually get to the live coverage.
    2. The stream was windowed / letterboxed and couldn’t be used full screen.
    3. The resolution was low no matter what your bandwidth was.
    4. You could not watch the stream on a second monitor. IE: could not HDMI out from a laptop to a TV. If you tried the stream stopped.

    Wasted about an hour and half the game from memory trying to get the stream working. I don’t want anyone else to fall into the same trap. If you do want to try NRL Pass I would set it up well in advance and have a backup plan if they have not improved the offer.

  • Is there any specific reason to play the games on Wednesdays? It would be much more popular on a Friday/Sat night and make much more money.

    • Origin isn’t always played on a Wednesday. It depends on the schedule for regular season matches and any international games.
      I can remember back in the 2000’s it was held on a Sunday night and in the 90’s it was a Friday.
      Fun fact – next year Game 2 will be on a Sunday night.

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