Money Hack: Stream State of Origin Game 3 2017 for free

Angus Kidman 8 July 2017 NEWS

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Want to watch online? You're in luck for this crucial final match.

On Wednesday 12 July, the final match for the 2017 State of Origin takes place. With the series tied so far, this game determines whether the Blues or the Maroons can claim the honours for the year. Queensland will be looking to continue its two-year streak, while NSW will be hoping for a repeat of 2014.

So far, so footy. While thousands of fans will cram into Suncorp Stadium and millions more watch on live TV, what happens if the only device you have to watch on is a mobile phone? Normally you'd have to pay, but there is a clever free workaround.

The hack

As our detailed guide to watching Origin online explains, Telstra holds the online rights for Origin. A one-week NRL Live Pass costs $3.99, which isn't a whole lot of cash.

However, Telstra also offers a one-week free trial of the service. With just one match left in the series, that means you can use the free trial to watch without paying (assuming you haven't signed up for the trial in the past).

One thing to remember: if you're on a Telstra contract plan or on a prepaid plan with a recharge of more than $30, you get the NRL Live Pass for free anyway. Again, our guide explains how to sign up for that. But if you're with another carrier, taking up the trial could offer you free viewing. Enjoy!


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