State of Origin Rugby returns in 2023 and if you want to watch the opening game live there are only a handful of options with the match broadcast exclusively by the Nine Network. Follow this guide and find out how to watch State of Origin 2023 Live Stream online from anywhere, date, kick-off time, Fixtures, TV Channel, winners and more info.
The 2023 State of Origin will be the 41st series. Before this series, Queensland has won 22 times, New South Wales 16 times, with two series drawn.
The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three rugby league football match series between two Australian sides teams: the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues.
This year’s coverage will sound a bit different with Ray Warren – the voice of rugby league – announcing his retirement from calling the game.
2023 NRL State of Origin at a glance
|Teams||NSW Blues vs QLD Maroons|
|Dates||June 26, 2023|
|Kick-off Time (AEST)||8:10 pm (Game 1) | 7:50pm (Game 2) | 8:10pm (Game 3)|
|Total Games||Game 1, 2, 3|
|Live Stream||Watch Here|
When and where is State of Origin 2023?
Accor Stadium, Sydney will host State of Origin Game I on June 8 Wednesday. Perth’s Optus Stadium will host Game II on June 27, Sunday and Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium will host Game III on July 13, Wednesday, 2023.
2023 State of Origin Rugby kick-off time & Fixtures
Here is the complete State of Origin 2022 Fixtures with Dates, venues, kick-off time, TV Schedule:
|Game I||Wednesday, June 8||New South Wales Blues vs Queensland Maroons||Accor Stadium, Sydney||8:10pm||Channel 9|
|Game II||Sunday, June 26||Maroons vs Blues||Optus Stadium, Perth||7:50pm||Channel 9|
|Game III||Wednesday, July 13||QLD Maroons vs NSW Blues||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||8:10pm||Channel 9|
2023 State of Origin TV Coverage
Nine Network is the prime broadcaster of the State of Origin series replays airing on Fox Sports. ABC Grandstand is also broadcast this series on radio. So, you need to tune into Channel 9 and 90, 9Gem (channel 92) and 9Go (channel 93) to watch the State of Origin matches on television.
Setanta Sports broadcasts the matches on TV from Asia. In the United States, Fox Sports 2 televised all matches and Fans from UK can watch Origin on Sky Sports.
How to stream QLD vs NSW State of Origin 1 online
As mentioned above the only way to watch State of Origin in Australia live is through the Nine Network.
You won’t be able to stream the match live on Fox League or Kayo as you are able to for other NRL matches.
Instead, the only way to stream the match online is through 9Now. It’s a free service but you will have to create an account if you don’t have one.
9Now can be accessed on a mobile app through the apple store and google play or you can also access it on most Smart TVs and a standard web browser if you want to stream on a laptop or desktop.
9Now will also have the replay and highlights after the match. Fox League and Kayo will broadcast a replay too, but we must stress once again that they won’t have ANY live coverage other than pre-game build-up.
What time will State of Origin Game 1 actually start?
Game 1 of the 2023 State of Origin series between the NSW Blues vs Queensland Maroons is scheduled to kick off at 8:10pm AEST in Sydney on Wednesday, June 8.
In recent years the actual kick-off has been reasonably close to the scheduled time. However, before that it was a long-running joke about how much the scheduled kick-off was dragged out, presumably to get more advertising spots in for Channel Nine before the game.
Last year Game 1 kick-off was scheduled for 8:10pm and it started at 8:11pm while game two was scheduled for 7:50pm and kicked off at 7:54pm.