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How to watch a State of Origin live stream in Australia

It's finally time for the 2020 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 have won consecutive series heading into this year's match-up, which is being held at a very unusual time.

The 2020 State of Origin series will have all three games stick to the traditional Wednesday schedule, but for the first time Origin will be held after the NRL Grand Final. The pandemic forced it to be delayed from its usual mid-season time slot.

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State of Origin 2020 dates

The three key State of Origin 2020 dates are 4, 11 and 18 November. Originally the venues were in doubt due to COVID-19 shutting down sports across Australia and domestic travel restrictions. The NRL has since confirmed the planned grounds will still be used, Adelaide Oval, ANZ Stadium and Suncorp Stadium respectively.

Before COVID-19 the original plan was to host Game 1 in Adelaide on 3 June, the second match in Sydney on 21 June and the third fixture in Brisbane on 8 July.

When is State of Origin kick-off time?

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. Below you will find the State of Origin kick-off times for each game of the series, including the women's fixture.

Game Date Venue Kick Off AEDT Kick Off ACDT Kick Off AWST Kick Off NZDT Where to Watch
State of Origin 1 Wednesday, 4 November Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 8:10pm 7:40pm 5:10pm 10:10pm Channel 9, Kayo Sports (Replay), Foxtel (Replay)
State of Origin 2 Wednesday, 11 November ANZ Stadium, Sydney 8:10pm 7:40pm 5:10pm 10:10pm Channel 9, Kayo Sports (Replay), Foxtel (Replay)
Women's State of Origin Friday, 13 November Sunshine Coast Stadium, Bokarina, QLD 7:45pm 7:15pm 4:45pm 9:45pm Channel 9, Kayo Sports, Foxtel
State of Origin 3 Wednesday, 18 November Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 8:10pm 7:40pm 5:10pm 10:10pm Channel 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. Free-to-air television will have live coverage of all three games, while streaming services Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports will have delayed coverage.

Watch State of Origin on TV

The next best thing to actually being there is catching the games live on TV or online. In Australia, the broadcast of State of Origin is live and exclusive to free-to-air TV, you can watch all three of the 2020 games on the Nine Network.

State of Origin live stream to your PC or Smartphone

You can also live stream the State of Origin broadcast through the 9Now app, which is the Channel 9 network’s catch-up service. It’s free as long as you are willing to sign-up to an account. And you can live stream State of Origin to your PC, Mac or smartphone (iOS and Android) via 9Now. Just make sure you have it downloaded and ready to go before State of Origin kick-off time. The app wasn't prepared for Game 1 last year and didn't work for a lot of people.

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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.

Watch State of Origin while overseas

If you’re outside Australia, there is only one way you can live stream the 2020 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.

State of Origin 2020 squads

NSW Blues State of Origin squad

  • Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
  • Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels)
  • Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Parramatta Eels)
  • Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
  • Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
  • Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders)
  • Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)
  • Stephen Crichton (Penrith Panthers)
  • Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm)
  • Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
  • Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
  • Zac Lomax (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers)
  • Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm)
  • Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
  • Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
  • James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
  • Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
  • Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
  • Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
  • Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers)

Queensland Maroons State of Origin squad

  • Corey Allan (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans)
  • AJ Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Kurt Capewell (Penrith Panthers)
  • Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
  • Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)
  • Lindsay Collins (Sydney Roosters)
  • Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (Melbourne Storm)
  • Moeaki Fotuaika (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters)
  • Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Harry Grant (Wests Tigers/Melbourne Storm)
  • Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys)
  • Hymel Hunt (Newcastle Knights)
  • Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
  • Josh Kerr (St George Illawarra Dragons)
  • Brenko Lee (Melbourne Storm)
  • Edrick Lee (Newcastle Knights)
  • Dunamis Lui (Canberra Raiders)
  • Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
  • Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
  • Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)
  • Jaydn Su'A (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
  • Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)

State of Origin team lists

NSW State of Origin team Game 1

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Clint Gutherson
  4. Jack Wighton
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Luke Keary
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. Daniel Saifiti
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Junior Paulo
  11. Boyd Cordner
  12. Tyson Frizell
  13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange:

  1. Cody Walker
  2. Payne Haas
  3. Cameron Murray
  4. Angus Crichton

Reserves

  1. Cameron McInnes
  2. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  3. Nathan Brown
  4. Zac Lomax

Queensland State of Origin team Game 1

  1. Alexander Brimson
  2. Xavier Coates
  3. Brenko Lee
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Phillip Sami
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Christian Welch
  9. Jake Friend
  10. Josh Papali'i
  11. Felise Kaufusi
  12. Coen Hess
  13. Tino Faasuamaleaui

Interchange:

  1. Ben Hunt
  2. Lindsay Collins
  3. Jai Arrow
  4. Jaydn Su'A

Reserves

  1. Kurt Capewell
  2. Moeaki Fotuaika
  3. Dunamis Lui
  4. Hymel Hunt

NSW State of Origin team Game 2

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Clint Gutherson
  4. Jack Wighton
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Cody Walker
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. Daniel Saifiti
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Payne Haas
  11. Angus Chrichton
  12. Tyson Frizell
  13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange:

  1. Dale Finucane
  2. Junior Paulo
  3. Nathan Brown
  4. Isaah Yeo

Reserves

  1. Luke Keary
  2. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
  3. Cameron Mcinnes
  4. Stephen Crichton

Queensland State of Origin team Game 2

  1. Valentine Holmes
  2. Xavier Coates
  3. Kurt Capewell
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Phillip Sami
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Dunamis Lui
  9. Jake Friend
  10. Josh Papali'i
  11. Felise Kaufusi
  12. Jaydn Su'A
  13. Tino Faasuamaleaui

Interchange:

  1. Ben Hunt
  2. Lindsay Collins
  3. Jai Arrow
  4. Moeaki Fotuaika

Reserves

  1. Brenko Lee
  2. Harry Grant
  3. Josh Kerr
  4. Edrick Lee

NSW State of Origin team Game 3

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Daniel Tupou
  3. Clint Gutherson
  4. Jack Wighton
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Cody Walker
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. Daniel Saifiti
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Payne Haas
  11. Angus Chrichton
  12. Tyson Frizell
  13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange:

  1. Dale Finucane
  2. Junior Paulo
  3. Nathan Brown
  4. Isaah Yeo

Reserves

  1. Ryan Papenhuyzen
  2. Jarome Luai
  3. Cameron Mcinnes
  4. Nick Cotric

Queensland State of Origin team Game 3

  1. Valentine Holmes
  2. Xavier Coates
  3. Kurt Capewell
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Corey Allan
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans
  8. Christian Welch
  9. Jake Friend
  10. Josh Papali'i
  11. Felise Kaufusi
  12. Jaydn Su'A
  13. Tino Faasuamaleaui

Interchange:

  1. Harry Grant
  2. Lindsay Collins
  3. Jai Arrow
  4. Dunamis Lui

Reserves

  1. Ben Hunt
  2. Edrick Lee
  3. Moeaki Fotuaika
  4. Brenko Lee

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?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      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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