State of Origin Game 3: How to watch NSW slaughter QLD (again)
NSW can cap off 1 of the most dominant series in State of Origin history with victory over Queensland in game 3.
State of Origin is renowned for presenting some of the fiercest, tightest and most passionate sporting battles on the planet. This year, not so much.
After 2 games in this series, the combined score is NSW 76, Queensland 6. A total of 12 tries to 1. It is a shellacking whichever way you view it. And it gives the Blues the chance for just the sixth clean sweep in series history, dating all the way back to 1982.
What makes it all the more remarkable, the first 2 games were in Townsville and Brisbane respectively and the third clash will be on the Gold Coast. So much for home ground advantage.
What time is State of Origin game 3 kick-off time
Kick-off at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast is at 7:50pm AEST on Wednesday 14 July. These are the scheduled kick-off times right across the country (timezone in brackets):
- 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 3
Watch Maroons vs Blues on free-to-air TV
As stated you can watch game 3 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.
Live stream State of Origin game 3 from overseas
If you're looking to watch the game from outside of Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands, 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.
Stream Queensland vs NSW replay on Kayo Sports
Right after full-time of the match on free-to-air TV, it is then available on Kayo Sports. Kayo comes with a range of special features to add to your Origin experience. You can watch a Kayo Mini to get all the highlights in a single package. Interactive Stats, No Spoilers and Key Moments are also options. If it does end up in a "Blue Wash", surely NSW fans will be keen to watch it again?
Kayo has a 14-day free trial for new users. After the trial, a Basic subscription to Kayo is $25 a month to watch on 2 screens or $35 a month for a third screen.
Kayo 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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Maroons vs Blues team lists
Maroons: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Valentine Holmes 3. Dane Gagai 4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 5. Xavier Coates 6. Cameron Munster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (capt) 8. Christian Welch 9. Ben Hunt 10. Josh Papali'i 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Felise Kaufusi 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 14. AJ Brimson 16. Moeaki Fotuaika 18. Francis Molo 20. Thomas Flegler 19. Kurt Mann 21. Coen Hess
Blues: 1. James Tedesco (capt) 2. Brian To'o 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Tom Trbojevic 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Jack Wighton 7. Mitchell Moses 18. Dale Finucane 9. Damien Cook 10. Junior Paulo 11. Cameron Murray 12. Tariq Sims 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Apisai Koroisau 15. Angus Crichton 16. Payne Haas 17. Liam Martin 19. Nicholas Hynes 20. Clinton Gutherson
Who will win State of Origin game 3?
As a proud New South Welshman, this writer is accustomed to Queenslanders bucking the trends, pulling off the impossible or otherwise dominating various periods of Origin. But none of that has been demonstrated in 2021. Not even close. And it has been glorious.
This Maroons team has been meek and mild at best, showing none of the hunger and passion that has defined Origin. First-year coach Paul Green is surely a dead man walking after the performance or lack thereof of his team this year.
The Blues have had some injury concerns and will have a completely new halves pairing in Jack Wighton and debutant Mitchell Moses. Gifted attacking weapon Kalyn Ponga is also back in the Queensland side for his first appearance in the series.
Those factors mean we do expect a closer contest. But we still think the Blues shade it by around 12 points and complete 1 of the most dominant performances in Origin history.
Image source: Kayo Sports website