State of Origin game 2: how to watch live, kick-off time and predictions
Queensland must shake off a game 1 shellacking to NSW to keep the 2021 State of Origin series alive.
All eyes are on Queensland after the Maroons were handed their biggest defeat in Origin history in the series opener. Can a few weeks of soul searching and some tweaks to a demoralised squad make up the 50-6 scoreline when they meet at Suncorp Stadium for game 2?
Brad Fittler's NSW team will arrive in Queensland supremely confident they can end the series in straight sets. The Blues squad has been strengthened from game 1, thanks to the inclusion of Melbourne Storm star Dale Finucane and Sydney Rooster Angus Crichton.
Queensland, meanwhile, sprung a selection surprise in the form of 18-year-old Warriors rookie Reece Walsh. He has been named at fullback after just 7 NRL games. Walsh becomes the youngest Origin debutant since Ben Ikin in 1995. Ikin, who had played just 4 ARL games before his Origin debut, went on to represent the state 17 times between 1995 and 2003.
State of Origin Game 2 kick-off time
Kick-off at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium is at 7:50pm AEST on Sunday 27 June. These are the scheduled kick-off times right across the country:
- Sydney/Melbourne/Hobart: 7:50pm AEST
- Adelaide: 7:20pm ACST
- Brisbane: 7:50pm AEST
- Darwin: 7:20pm ACST
- Perth: 5:50pm AWST
How to watch State of Origin Game 2 live in Australia
You have some different options for watching the second game either live or on delay. Channel 9 and 9Now are showing the game exclusively live. You can then watch it on delay straight after full-time on Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports through Fox League.
Watch the Maroons vs Blues on free-to-air TV
You can watch game 2 live on Channel 9. If you want to stream the match, you can sign up for a free account and watch along on 9Now. The streaming option also has some different camera angles specifically for State of Origin.
Live stream State of Origin game 2 from overseas
If you're looking to watch the game from outside of Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands then your best bet is Watch NRL. The service has every single State of Origin match live or on demand as well as the NRL and the Fox League channel. A monthly subscription costs $39 and would get you access to the entire series.
Stream Queensland vs NSW replay on Kayo Sports
Once the match has wrapped up on Channel 9, it's available on Kayo Sports. Kayo has a range of special features to add to your Origin experience. You can watch a Kayo Mini to get all the highlights in 1 package. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers and Key Moments are also options as you follow the action for the first time or watch it all again.
Kayo currently has a 14-day free trial for new users. After the trial period, a Basic subscription to Kayo is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
In total Kayo broadcasts more than 50 sports, including a wide variety of timeless, evergreen content. It is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, Sony Bravia TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later).
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Origin game 2 2021 team lists
Maroons: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Valentine Holmes 3. Kurt Capewell 4. Dane Gagai 5. Kyle Feldt 6. Cameron Munster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Christian Welch 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Josh Papali'i 11. Jai Arrow 12. Felise Kaufusi 13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. Ben Hunt 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. David Fifita 17. Francis Molo 18. Coen Hess 19. Ronaldo Mulitalo
Blues: 1. James Tedesco 2. Brian To'o 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Tom Trbojevic 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Damien Cook 10. Junior Paulo 11. Cameron Murray 12. Tariq Sims 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Jack Wighton 15. Angus Crichton 16. Payne Haas 17. Liam Martin 18. Apisai Koroisau 19. Campbell Graham 20. Dale Finucane
Who will win game 2State of Origin game?
Queensland will look to every positive they can in order to make up the seemingly insurmountable difference between them and the Blues to keep this series alive into game 3. It looks an enormous challenge for Queensland coach Paul Green.
The gulf between the teams was starkly illustrated in stats from game 1: NSW scored 8 tries to Queensland's 1, led line breaks 10-1, had 52-31 tackle breaks and had an average set distance of 46 metres to Queensland's 31.5 metres.
The Maroons will lean on the fact they haven't lost at Suncorp since 2017 and, of course, the resilience they showed despite the odds against them after losing the first game of the 2020 series.
NSW won't have forgotten 2020 either and have unfinished business to take care of. The Blues by 10.
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