The State of Origin is the annual rugby league football match series in Australian sport’s between the two states the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues are represent consecutive three match series of the rugby league football every year since 1980. The 2017 State of Origin games will be the 36th celebration where the Queensland had won 20 times and the New South Wales had won 13 times, with two series drawn and Queensland are the last year champion of the State of Origin rugby league series.
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The 2017 State of Origin series full schedule below
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State of Origin game I schedule — Wednesday, May 31 8pm (AEST), at Suncorp Stadium
State of Origin game II schedule — Wednesday, June 21 8pm (AEST), at ANZ Stadium
State of Origin game III schedule — Wednesday, July 12 8pm (AEST), at Suncorp Stadium
The 2017 State of Origin games will be broadcast live on Channel Nine, Premier Sports (UK), Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S.), and Fox Sports (AUS). games will be broadcast live on Channel Nine, Premier Sports (UK), Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S.), and Fox Sports (AUS).
“I try to help him out as best I can but I think he does a great job,” Graham told foxsports.com.au.
“He’s only a small guy but he never shirks his job. At times he’s going to have to make that contact one on one.
“He’s only little but he hits them with everything he has. Jimmy doesn’t need a bodyguard.
“He makes his tackles or first contact and then we can help him out.”
The 2017 State of Origin teams
The line-ups named for game one are as follows:
NSW Blues: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Blake Ferguson, 3. Josh Dugan, 4. Jarryd Hayne, 5. Brett Morris, 6. James Maloney, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Aaron Woods, 9. Nathan Peats, 10. Andrew Fifita, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Boyd Cordner (c), 13. Tyson Frizell. Interchange: 14. David Klemmer, 15. Wade Graham, 16. Jake Trbojevic, 17. Jack Bird. Extended bench: 18 Matt Moylan, 19 Jordan McLean, 20 Jack De Belin
Queensland Maroons: 1. Darius Boyd, 2. Corey Oates, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Justin O’Neill, 5. Dane Gagai, 6. Anthony Milford, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Dylan Napa, 9. Cameron Smith (C), 10. Nate Myles, 11. Josh Papalii, 12. Matt Gillett, 13. Josh McGuire. Interchange: 14. Michael Morgan, 15. Sam Thaiday, 16. Aidan Guerra, 17. Jacob Lillyman. Extended bench: 18 Johnathan Thurston.
“It’s pretty well known he’s a big-game player,” Cordner said. “There’s something about Origin that makes him tick.
“It gives us a lot of confidence, that’s what sticks in my head. He can break a game open with one touch.
“You don’t get too many opportunities in Origin. Having a player like that in your team will be really good for us.”
With up to 12,000 tickets remaining for game one on Wednesday night, officials are hoping to attract a crowd of at least 50,000 – which would be 2,000 short of a sellout.