Airdate: State of Origin I


State of Origin Game 1 takes place next Wednesday night when the Maroons battle the Blues at ANZ Stadium on Nine and GEM*.

Ken Sutcliffe, Cameron Williams and Yvonne Sampson will host Live coverage.

Ray Warren will commentate, joined by Peter Sterling, Phil Gould, Brad Fittler, Paul Vautin, Gorden Tallis, Brett Finch, Darren Lockyer, Andrew Johns and Wally Lewis.

Sports fans will be able to maximise their Origin “second screen” experience at There they can go back in time to watch 35 years of amazing Origin moments, including the best tries and exclusive interviews, watch every amazing try, tackle or close call again from up to 16 camera angles with the 9jumpin Multi Cam, and get all the latest Origin news and updates. As well as a live news feed on game day to see what has everyone talking, and the 9jumpin Stats Centre where you can follow player profiles and team stats on game day.

Plus, viewers can get up-to-date scores, tackles and live commentary with Wide World of Sports on social media: Like the big moments on Facebook and Instagram and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Origin.

NRL Footy Show
SOO Special, Thursday, May 21, at 8.30pm – Direct from Brisbane, the Logie Award- winning NRL Footy Show State of Origin special will feature three special guest hosts, Wally Lewis, Wendell Sailor and Matt Cooper, as well as a surprise guest New South Welshman who will make the Queenslanders’ blood boil. Sam Thaiday and Brad Fittler will also take viewers deep inside both camps.

Wide World of Sports
Sunday, May 24, at 10.00am

Sunday NRL Footy Show S
SOO Preview Show, Sunday, May 24, at 11.00am
Hosted by Origin legends Peter Sterling, Wally Lewis and Brad Fittler, The Sunday Footy Show will cross live into both Origin camps, and Origin greats Darren Lockyer and Andrew Johns will give their expert thoughts on who will win Origin I and why.

SOO Game 1 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday, May 27, at 7.30pm

SOO Game 2 – MCG, Melbourne
Wednesday, June 17, at 7.30pm

SOO Game 3 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Wednesday, July 8, at 7.30pm

* Check local guides for details. Nine (Syd Mel, Bris) / GEM (Adel, Per)


  1. The reason why NSW are always leading at half-time is to ensure the NSW viewers don’t go to bed early and ruin CH9’s ratings. Did they lose again tonight in the final minutes?… Bless.

  2. Thank goodness… Adelaide viewers finally got to see this Origin Match on GEM for the first time.
    Melbourne Viewers… they have to stick to blurry Nine.

  3. standingondirt

    wonder how late this stupid game will start probably close to 8.10pm which is good for a school night if they are going to have this game it should be over 3 consecutive weeks on a sunday then we can get back to the comp which matters the most not some interstate comp that seems to be more important then winning the comp for your club who everyone seems to forget are the ones that pay the players the big wages but are the ones that loose out if a player is injured in SOO

    • You thing that is bad? Us Queenslanders need to listen to Warren and Gould for 80 minutes, both very much pro NSW commentators. I think it is really time we have a NSW feed and a Qld feed for the games 🙂

      And good one Nine, have an HD channel, doesn’t use it. At least those in Adelaide and Perth get it in HD.

    • I’ve given up on 9, signed up to Foxtel today so I can watch the replay in HD. Just have get under a rock to avoid spoilers in the news.

  4. I don’t want Wally Lewis commentating as he is clearly bias (and is told by 9 to be) “Thata boy”, “go you good thing” are just a couple of his favorite lines when commentating QLD.
    Can’t wait!
    Go NSW!

    • Really u don’t what wally Lewis? His not there for nsw sake his for qld sake. The past few years Queensland papers and fans have wanted our own call and commentators because how bias it is, phil Gould, filter and andrew johns are so bias and annoying, so u can let us have fatty, Darren and Lewis.

      Btw nsw was dumb not to pick Lewis and watmough u don’t stop picking old players while there still in form.

    • Compare to Phil the Dill Gould and with hes NSW bias. Love when QLD wins because he shuts up and have no expert commentating from him. I think Phil Gould is more bias than Wally Lewis

      Go Qld!!!

      • I think they’re both biased. Commentary would be better without either of them. With that said, very happy to not have the dulcet tones of Ray Hadley during commentary.

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