State of Origin 2019: Date, Start Time, Live Stream for Blues vs. Maroons Game 3 Tom Sunderland PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 23: Blake Ferguson of New South Wales gets tackled by Jarrod Wallace and Felise Kaufusi of Queensland during game two of the 2019 State of Origin series
New South Wales will win back-to-back State of Origin titles for the first time in 14 years if they can overcome the Queensland Maroons in Game 3 of the 2019 series on Wednesday.
The Blues recovered well from a narrow Game 1 defeat to obliterate Queensland 38-6 in the second match of this year’s series, with everything still to play for as the teams travel to ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
One of the biggest spectacles in the rugby league calendar will come to a head in a winner-takes-all clash, with each team sealing at least one game for a record-equalling ninth State of Origin series in succession.
The Maroons lost their crown in 2018 following a run of three consecutive State of Origin triumphs, and they will aim to reclaim the title in this great Australian rivalry this week.
Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 11:10 a.m. BST/6:10 a.m. ET/8:10 p.m. local time
Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Live Stream: Sky Go (UK)
The battle lines have been drawn ahead of a tense State of Origin decider, and squad selection will be a hotly contested subject approaching Game 3.
Much of Queensland’s focus will be based on recapturing some of the defensive structure they exhibited in Game 1, when they came back from a scoreless first half to emerge 18-14 victors, via Sky News Australia:
The Maroons have been hit by the news that second-row forward Matt Gillett could miss out due to a groin injury, while centre Michael Morgan is also a doubt leading up to kick-off, per News.com.au.
Queensland will also hope to see winger Dane Gagai, 28, back to his best. The South Sydney Rabbitohs star scored two of his side’s three tries in the series-opening win and has since been in scoring action for his National Rugby League team, via Fox League: The NSW Blues and the Queensland Maroons will square off in a mammoth decider. Tony Jones talks to Blues legend and coach Brad Fittler and Queensland legend Bill Slater about the blockbuster State of Origin decider set to happen tonight in Sydney.
How to watch State of Origin, kick off time, odds and more
Watch Origin game one live on Channel 9 or head online to use the 9NOW and NRL apps. Channel 9 has coverage from 7pm. Fox League’s NRL Tonight has a 90-minute preview from 5.30pm.
LIVE BLOG, SCORE UPDATES
If you’re out and won’t be around a big screen, The Daily Telegraph will be running a live blog covering all the big moments during the game, as well as key analysis after the final whistle.
ODDS FOR GAME III
NSW are $1.38 favourites to beat Queensland and clinch the series. The Maroons are paying $3.10 for a win.
NSW Blues: 1. James Tedesco 2. Blake Ferguson 3. Tom Trbojevic 4. Jack Wighton 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. James Maloney 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Damien Cook 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Boyd Cordner (c) 12. Tyson Frizell 13. Jake Trbojevic 14.Dale Finucane 15. David Klemmer 16. Cameron Murray 17. Wade Graham 18. Clint Gutherson
Queensland Maroons: 1. Cameron Munster 2. Corey Oates 3. Michael Morgan 4. Will Chambers 5. Dane Gagai 6. Corey Norman 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (c) 8. Joe Ofahengaue 9. Ben Hunt 10. Josh Papalii 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Matt Gillett 13. Josh McGuire 14. Moses Mbye 15. Christian Welch 16. Tim Glasby 17. David Fifita 18. Ethan Lowe