The legendary rivalry between Queensland and New South Wales is back for 2022. With Game 3 in the 2022 State of Origin coming up, here’s everything you need to know.
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When does the 2022 State of Origin kick-off?
While all three games of the 2021 State of Origin took place in QLD due to COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, things are spread out across the country this year.
Here are the match details for the 2022 State of Origin:
- Game I: Wednesday, June 8 at Accor Stadium, Sydney NSW
- Game II: Sunday, June 26 at Optus Stadium, Perth WA
- Game III: Wednesday, July 13 at 8:10 pm AEST, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane QLD
Where can I watch the games on TV?
The State of Origin games are broadcast live on Channel 9 and 9Now.
Kayo Sports also has replays of previous series if you want to catch up on some history over there.
Can I get tickets to State of Origin 2022?
With borders back open again fans from all around Australia can attend State of Origin games in person again.
Tickets for the 2022 games are currently sold out on the NRL website, but keep this link handy for next year’s series.
Who are the reigning winners?
In the two 2022 State of Origin games so far we had QLD winning game 1 with 16-10 and NSW taking home game 2 with 44-12.
That means Game 3 will once again be a decider with either team having a chance at taking home the trophy.
If you’re wondering who the reigning champions from last year are, the NSW Blues took home the shield in 2021. The Blues won two of the three games with QLD stepping up in Game III to prevent a clean sweep.
Overall, QLD is in the lead with 22 wins compared to NSW’s 16. There have been two draws.
Who is playing in the State of Origin this year?
Wondering which players you’ll be seeing on the field at the State of Origin this year? Here is the lineup for each team in Game 3.
New South Wales:
- James Tedesco (c)
- Brian To’o
- Matt Burton
- Stephen Crichton
- Daniel Tupou
- Jarome Luai
- Nathan Cleary
- Jacob Saifiti
- Api Koroisau
- Jake Trbojevic
- Cameron Murray
- Liam Martin
- Isaah Yeo
- Damien Cook
- Angus Crichton
- Junior Paulo
- Siosifa Talakai
- Jack Wighton (reserve)
- Dale Finucane (reserve)
- Kalyn Ponga
- Selwyn Cobbo
- Valentine Holmes
- Dane Gagai
- Corey Oates
- Tom Dearden
- Daly Cherry-Evans (c)
- Lindsay Collins
- Ben Hunt
- Josh Papalii
- Kurt Capewell
- Jeremiah Nanai
- Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
- Harry Grant
- Jai Arrow
- Patrick Carrigan
- Tom Gilbert
- Tom Flegler (reserve)
- Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (reserve)
How about the Women’s State of Origin?
You can also nab tickets to the Women’s State of Origin game here.
The event will take place at GIO Stadium, Canberra, on Friday, June 24.
What other updates should I know about?
And if you’d like to cook some sports-appropriate snacks at home, may we suggest these air fried sausage rolls?
For more on where you can tune into the NRL season in Australia, read on here.
This article has been updated since its original publish date.