Origin 3 live stream: How to watch NSW Blues vs QLD Maroons State of Origin Game 3, 2019, online and on TV Anyone can contribute to The Roar and have their work featured alongside some of Australia’s most prominent sports journalists.
A State of Origin decider between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons is upon us, and you’re not going to want to miss this one. Here’s all the info you need to catch an Origin live stream and watch the match on TV.
Neither side has made many changes for Game 3, with Queensland making three tweaks to their team and NSW just the two forced ones due to injury and suspension.
How to live stream Origin 3 online
As with the other matches in the 2019 State of Origin series, the only way to (legally) live stream the decider in Australia will be though Channel Nine’s 9Now site and app.
9Now is available as a free service – although you will need to have an account with a valid email address to access the action there – and you can use it on most devices.
Their online coverage also offers additional features like extra camera angles – for example, being able to watch the entire game from Spider Cam.
As 9Now is only available in Australia, you’ll need a different option if you want to watch the match from overseas.
The way to get yourself an international stream for Origin is via WatchNRL, a subscription service for streaming the NRL outside of Australia.
If you have an NRL Digital Pass subscription, unfortunately it’s not going to be any help. In 2019, just as it was last year, the Live Pass does not include State of Origin.
Foxtel or Kayo subscribers won’t be able to live stream Origin 2, but will be able to watch replays of the match after it’s all over.
How to watch Origin 3 on TV
If you’d prefer to watch the big game in real time on the big screen, then the only way to do so will be on the Nine Network.
The free-to-air broadcaster will have coverage from 7pm (AEST), immediately after the news in eastern states and roughly an hour and ten minutes before Game 3 actually kicks off.
If you are outside of Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, the coverage won’t start until 7:30pm (AEST) and may be on 9Gem. We suggest you check your local guides for this information.
There’ll be roughly an hour of post-game coverage, taking in the presentation, analysis and interviews with players, finishing at 11pm (AEST). The New South Wales Blues will look to keep the 2019 State of Origin series alive on Sunday when they face the Queensland Maroons in their second meeting.
The two sides will face off at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia, with the Blues aiming to avenge an 18-14 defeat in the series opener on June 5.
Date: Sunday, June 23
Time: 5:50 p.m. local (10:50 a.m. BST, 5:50 a.m. ET)
TV Info: Channel 9 (AUS), Sky Sports (UK)
Live Stream: 9 Now (AUS), Sky Go (UK)
The Blues are the defending champions, having won the series last year for just the second time since 2005.
They looked to be on course for a strong start to this year’s series when they took an 8-0 lead at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane into half-time in the first match, but Queensland battled back to draw first blood.
New South Wales have rung the changes in response to their defeat and dropped seven players—three because of injuries—including Latrell Mitchell.
Mitchell was sin-binned in the second half, and Dane Gagai scored the first of his two tries while the Blues player was off the field:
Cody Walker and Angus Crichton have also been left out, along with the injured David Klemmer (wrist), Payne Haas (hamstring) and Nick Cotric (ankle).
In their place will come Blake Ferguson, Tom Trbojevic, James Maloney, Daniel Saifiti, Dale Finucane, Wade Graham and Tariq Sims.
As for Queensland, they’re keeping the same squad together following the victory, aside from replacing Joe Ofahengaue (knee) and Jai Arrow (ankle) with Tim Glasby and Jarrod Wallace.
Gagai will be hoping to add to his tally after his brace of tries in the first match took him to 11 in as many State of Origin games:
Despite their comeback, Maroons boss Kevin Walters is confident his team are capable of much better.
“With the team we have selected, we know there is improvement,” Walters said, per Queensland’s official website. “After reviewing the game [at Suncorp], I would probably give it a five, or maybe if I am being kind, a six out of 10, and the players are aware of this.”
If that was a middle-of-the-road performance from Queensland, New South Wales will have to hope their replacements can help them produce a significantly better showing than they did in the first game, or the series will be going back to their rivals once again