Where to watch State of Origin 2018 online in Australia

Alexandra Plesa 29 May 2018 NEWS

The State of Origin is just around the corner. Make sure you’re able to grab a front seat to Australia’s greatest sports rivalry.

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The New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons meet again in one of the most exciting competitions of the year. In 2018, Melbourne is hosting the first game of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Sydney will then host a standalone weekend game at the ANZ Stadium. The third game will be played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Mark your calendars for 6 June, 24 June and 11 July. The Maroons have won 11 of the last 12 series, including the one in 2017, two games to one.

How to watch State of Origin 2018

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

However, the good news is that you will also be able to live stream the games via 9Now, the network’s catch-up service. It’s free – all you need to do is sign up for an account and you’re good to go. You can watch on your computer or download the app on your mobile device.

Not only that, but 9Now is upping its game for the State of Origin. Fans will be able to stream four additional channels during the series, including Spidercam, QLD player cam, NSW player cam and try-line cam. If you miss one of the games, you will be able to watch on demand anytime. Plus, starting 28 May, 9Now will feature highlights of the greatest Origin moments from the past.

If you’re outside Australia, you can stream the games via Watch NRL. An Early Bird State of Origin Pass is AUD$50.

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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.

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniJune 1, 2018Staff


      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!


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      June 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?

    • finder 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!


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