The 2021 State of Origin series will be the 40th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league. The State of Origin kicks off Wednesday 9 June 2021 in Townsville.
Queensland will be without Kalyn Ponga after the Knights playmaker was unable to make his return to fitness from a groin injury in time for Game I. Ponga missed the entire 2020 Origin series due to shoulder surgery, but he is still a chance to feature in the 2021 series. His absence is expected to move Valentine Holmes to fullback and push Kyle Feldt to the wing to make his Origin debut.
State of Origin 2021 Game Schedule
Date: 9 June (Wed)
Time: 8:10pm (AEST)
Where: Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
Date: 27 June (Sun)
Time: 7:50pm (AEST)
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Date: 14 July (Wed)
Where: Stadium Australia, Sydney
State of Origin 2021 Possible Squad
NSW Blues: 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. Jake Trbojevic 11. Cameron Murray 12. Tariq Sims 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Jack Wighton 15. Junior Paulo 16. Payne Haas 17. Liam Martin* 18th man: Api Koroisau* 19th man: Campbell Graham*
QLD Maroons: 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 Fa’asuamaleaui 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. David Fifita 13. Jai Arrow 14. AJ Brimson 15. Jaydn Su’A 16. Moeaki Fotuaika 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18th man: Coen Hess 19th man: Ben Hunt
State of Origin 2021 Head To Hade
There has been 39 complete Origin series played since the tournament’s inception, and Queensland leads the ledger 22 series wins to 15, with two drawn.
There’s been 120 games played overall (including three stand-alone games, not part of a series) with Queensland winning 64, NSW winning 54, and two games drawn (1999 and 2002).
State of Origin 2021 Live Online Without Cable
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.
Yes, each game will be televised in various countries around the world, according to NRL.com.au. Here’s a list of where to watch or stream the State of Origin series outside of Australia:
New Zealand: Sky Sport 4
USA: Fox US
UK: Sky UK
Southeast Asia: Fox Sports Asia
France: BeIN Sports
Netherlands: Fox Netherlands
Africa: ESPN Africa
Worldwide: NRL or Sport24