How to watch a State of Origin live stream in Australia

It's time for another epic State of Origin series. Here's your complete viewing guide for this year's showdown.

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State against state, mate against mate, State of Origin is here once more. Following a decade of Queensland dominance, the Blues won consecutive series before losing to the 'worst Maroons side ever' in 2021.

The 2021 State of Origin series will revert back to the 2019 format of two Wednesday fixtures and one on Sunday. It's also moved back to its traditional mid-year schedule after it was played after the Grand Final in 2021 due to COVID.

State of Origin 2021 dates and kick-off times

Clear your calendar for the three most anticipated games on the rugby league schedule as it doesn't get any bigger than NSW vs QLD. The three key State of Origin 2021 dates are 9 and 27 June and 14 July.

While it had originally looked like Origin had dodged COVID other than the relocation of Game 1 from Melbourne to Townsville, the final series game has now been relocated twice. It was originally scheduled for Stadium Australia in Homebush, but the Greater Sydney COVID outbreak meant the game was relocated to Newcastle, however it has since been moved to the Gold Coast.

GameDateVenueKick Off AESTKick Off ACSTKick Off AWSTKick Off NZSTWhere to Watch
State of Origin 1Wednesday, 9 JuneQLD Country Bank Stadium, Townsville8:10pm7:40pm6:10pm10:10pmChannel 9, Kayo Sports (Replay), Foxtel (Replay)
State of Origin 2Sunday, 27 JuneSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane7:50pm7:10pm5:50pm9:50pmChannel 9, Kayo Sports (Replay), Foxtel (Replay)
State of Origin 3Wednesday, 14 JulyCbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast8:10pm7:40pm6:10pm10:10pmChannel 9, Kayo Sports (Replay), Foxtel (Replay)

How to watch a State of Origin stream

You have a range of options for watching this year's series, both live and on-demand. Channel 9 will once again have live and exclusive coverage of all three games. Foxtel iQ and its related streaming services Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports will only have coverage of the match once it's complete.

While the Fox League channel has complete coverage of the game up until kick-off Channel 9 is the only broadcaster allowed to show the game live. If you can't get access to Channel 0 for whatever reason you can also access State of Origin through the 9Now app.

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Stream State of Origin outside of Australia

If you're outside Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands there is only one way you can live stream the State of Origin series, or watch a replay on-demand. That is via Watch NRL, a feature rich, rugby league focused portal that has every regular season game, the final series, the State of Origin and Test matches all included in its subscription price.

Depending on how long (or often) you head overseas, there are three price points; weekly ($20), monthly ($39) and yearly ($199) passes. We have a full guide to Watch NRL here.

Watch State of Origin outside of Australia

Subscribe now and start watching instantly. All 2021 NRL Premiership matches available live and on demand. Every pass includes access to every game of State of Origin, the finals series, including the grand final and Test matches. T&Cs apply.

Watch State of Origin replay and highlights

As soon as the game ends on Channel 9, Australia's biggest NRL broadcaster, Fox League, takes over. Fox League can be accessed via Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports. Kayo broadcasts almost all the same sports content as Foxtel - including all of its rugby league - at a much cheaper price, on a lot more devices and using both a great Netflix-style user-interface and some fascinating viewing features.

In addition to replays of the match itself, streaming to your device or TV, Kayo also offers a mini highlights package of the game. Interactive Stats, SplitView and No Spoilers are also among the Kayo features. It also offers all the same post-game interviews, chat shows and entertainment programming as Foxtel.

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State of Origin 2021 squads

NSW Blues State of Origin squad

  • Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
  • Angus Chrichton (Sydney Roosters)
  • Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
  • Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm)
  • Campbell Graham (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Clinton Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
  • Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Nicho Hynes (Melbourne Storm)
  • Keaon Koloamatangi (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers)
  • Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers)
  • Liam Martin (Penrith Panthers)
  • Latrell Mitchell (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels)
  • Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm)
  • Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
  • Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
  • Tariq Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
  • Brian To'o (Penrith Panthers)
  • Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  • Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  • Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
  • Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers)

Queensland Maroons State of Origin squad

  • Jai Arrow (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Kurt Capewell (Penrith Panthers)
  • Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
  • Xavier Coates (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Melbourne Storm)
  • Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Thomas Flegler (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm)
  • Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
  • Reed Mahoney (Parramatta Eels)
  • Kurt Mann (Newcastle Knights)
  • Andrew McCullough (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Francis Molo (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Ronaldo Mulitatlo (Cronulla Sharks)
  • Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
  • Joe Ofahengaue (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle Knights)
  • Jaydn Su'A (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Reece Walsh (New Zealand Warriors)
  • Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)

State of Origin team lists

NSW State of Origin team Game 1

  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

Interchange:

  1. Jack Wighton
  2. Junior Paulo
  3. Payne Haas
  4. Liam Martin

Reserves

  1. Api Koroisau
  2. Campbell Graham
  3. Keaon Koloamatangi

Queensland State of Origin team Game 1

  1. Valentine Holmes
  2. Xavier Coates
  3. Kurt Capewell
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Kyle Feldt
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Christian Welch
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Tino Faasuamaleaui
  11. Felise Kaufusi
  12. David Fifita
  13. Jai Arrow

Interchange:

  1. Alexander Brimson
  2. Jaydn Su'a
  3. Moeaki Fotuaika
  4. Joe Ofahengaue

Reserves

  1. Coen Hess
  2. Ben Hunt

NSW State of Origin team Game 2

  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

Interchange:

  1. Jack Wighton
  2. Angus Chrichton
  3. Payne Haas
  4. Liam Martin
  5. Apisai Koroisau

Queensland State of Origin team Game 2

  1. Valentine Holmes
  2. Kyle Feldt
  3. Kurt Capewell
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Xavier Coates
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Christian Welch
  9. Andrew McCullough
  10. Tino Faasuamaleaui
  11. Jai Arrow
  12. Felise Kaufusi
  13. Tino Faasuamaleaui

Interchange:

  1. Ben Hunt
  2. Moeaki Fotuaika
  3. David Fifita
  4. Francis Molo
  5. Coen Hess

NSW State of Origin team Game 3

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Brian To'o
  3. Latrell Mitchell
  4. Tom Trbojevic
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Jack Wighton
  7. Mitchell Moses
  8. Junior Paulo
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Dale Finucane
  11. Cameron Murray
  12. Tariq Sims
  13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange:

  1. Api Koroisau
  2. Junior Paulo
  3. Payne Haas
  4. Liam Martin

Reserves

  1. Nicho Hynes
  2. Clinton Gutherson

Queensland State of Origin team Game 3

  1. Kalyn Ponga
  2. Valentine Holmes
  3. Dane Gagai
  4. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
  5. Xavier Coates
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Christian Welch
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Josh Papalii
  11. Kurt Capewell
  12. Felise Kaufusi
  13. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui

Interchange:

  1. Alexander Brimson
  2. Moeaki Foutaika
  3. Francis Molo
  4. Thomas Flegler

Reserves

  1. Kurt Mann
  2. Coen Hess

FAQ: How to Stream State of Origin live?

The only way to stream the State of Origin live in Australia is via the 9Now app. However, as soon as the game ends, you will be able to access a State of Origin stream through Kayo Sports and Foxtel, as detailed above.

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    nospamMay 31, 2018

    But will the State of Origin game in Melbourne, be broadcast ‘live’ and ‘Free to Air’ anywhere other than in NSW and QLD?
    Typically, Victoria doesn’t get any live NRL by channel Nine.
    Like previous years, there is no point moving game 1 to the MCG and then not broadcasting live to that state.

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      JeniJune 1, 2018Staff

      Hi,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      As per Nine Entertainment official page, Nine’s Wide World of Sports returns in 2018 with its biggest year of LIVE and FREE coverage yet, sure to be packed with thrilling finishes, amazing team and individual performances, and unforgettable moments that will be etched into the annals of sport. This info was posted yesterday, 31 May. The National Rugby League returns in early 2018 for its biggest season yet, with the Melbourne Storm, the reigning premiers, looking to continue their winning ways after ending the fairytale run of the underdog North Queensland Cowboys in the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.

      When: Wednesday, 6 June
      Where: MCG, Melbourne
      Live TV: Channel 9 with kick-off at 8:00pm

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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      TestokJune 1, 2018

      Would the channel 9 cameras on 9 now include commentators? And would you be able to watch a full match replay from the 4 camera angles on 9now?

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      JeniJune 3, 2018Staff

      Hi Testok,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      9Now will offer unrivalled digital access to Holden State of Origin with five live streams available to footy fans EXCLUSIVELY, LIVE and FREE across the epic three-game series in 2018.

      Starting today, Monday, May 28, 9Now will feature memorable moments, clips from the archives and highlights from last year’s series in the build up to Origin I on Wednesday, June 6, at the MCG.

      All three games will be available anywhere, anytime on 9Now, with five streams: the Main program, Tryline Cam, Spider Cam, NSW Player Cam and QLD Player Cam.

      For further information please contact:
      Nine Network Publicity
      Ryley McKay
      E: rmckay@nine.com.au P: 02 9965 2727

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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