It is just amazing the way time really fly. It is that time of the year again where the whole nation is brought to a standstill, for a record four weeks in a row. State of the Origin 2018 is here. This brings us the greatest rivalry in Rugby League as The Queensland Maroons will be ironing out their bragging rights with Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues. Australia have not gotten enough of this rivalry for over 30 years and every year it just becomes better and better. Despite the fact that in the last decade this rivalry has always had one winner in the Queensland Maroons. In the last 12 series they have inflicted 11 defeats to the blues. The blues will want to show these men from the north that they are not pushover.
State of Origin 2018 is going to be a little bit different with a standalone Origin match. This will take place on a weekend, and is going to be the first time in seventeen years that something like this has happen. Having said that, this not going to stop any of the players from both side. As they will be going for blood and nothing more in all the matches.
2018 State of Origin Game 1 Venue and Kick off time
State of Origin Game 1 which will be on the Wednesday, the 6th June this year will be held in Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. The kick of time will be at exactly 8 o’clock in the evening. They made sure that the kick time is the in the evening when almost everyone will be at home waiting to watch. Game 2 will take place in ANZ Stadium that is in Sydney. This will be happening on the weekend on Sunday, 24th June 2018. Almost the same time as Game 1, but slightly earlier at 7.45 in the evening. As for Game 3, It will take place in Suncorp Stadium, in Brisbane QLD. The date for the game is 11th of July 2018 which will be on a Wednesday. At exactly the same time as Game 1,which is 8.00pm.
State of Origin Game 1 TV Guide
As earlier mentioned, this is the game that the whole of Australia have been looking forward to. As generally expected all the matches will be aired live and exclusively by all Nine network in Australia. The games will be live in both the NSW and QLD. Please be aware that the coverage of the events will begin at 7m on channel 9 and also in HD.
It is very important to note that there is no reason to miss watching these matches. Apart from the mentioned channels, the matches will be available for broadcast nationally with, Macquarie Media, Southern Cross Austereo and Crocmedia. This will give an opportunity to everyone across the country to experience the event of the year.
State of Origin 2018 Game 1
This will be the decider of the tree matches, simply because the teams will want to start the event on a very high note. This will enable them to be on a very high spirit for the other games. The Referee for the game is going to be Gerard Sutton assisted by Ashley Klein. The touch Judges are Nick Beashel and Brett Suttor while the bunkers will be Steve Chiddy, who will be two the senior review official and Ben Galea.
This being the opening match, and a new beginning for the NSW, Under the very much dominant coach Brad. The players will be so hungry to impress him. With the help of the passionate Fans. Brad has picked a team for this game that wants to score more points than stopping and it should be a cracker knowing what the Queensland have to offer on the table. The one advantage that NSW will have over Queens in this first match is the fact that the later does not have a goal kicker and lack some leadership forward meaning they might come to defend.
There is a reason as to why State of Origin 2018 has always been ranked among some of the most watched rivalry games. The rivalry between these two team has been there for ages and it’s all about the bragging right in Australia. It will be tough tie to call and it is just better to say that may the best team win. As with rivalry games it is nearly impossible to predict the winner of State of Origin 2018.