State of Origin II: June 27
NSW Blues meet the Maroons at Suncorp Stadium for Origin II on Sunday.
On Sunday night it’s Game II of the men’s State of Origin series when the NSW Blues meet the Maroons at Suncorp Stadium.
Hosts and commentators: James Bracey, Ray Warren, Cameron Smith, Phil Gould, Paul Vautin, Peter Sterling, Ruan Sims, Billy Slater, Andrew Johns, Wally Lewis, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Sam Thaiday, Danika Mason.
Sheppard will also perform.
The Maroons have shaken up their team with several changes, bringing in the big enforcer, Josh Papalii, and veteran hooker Andrew McCullough.
But all eyes will be on the controversial selection of freakish teenager Reece Walsh at fullback, picked with just seven NRL games to his name.
NSW are unchanged apart from the inclusion of star Roosters forward Angus Crichton.
Suncorp Stadium is the cauldron for this enthralling encounter – a venue that has traditionally brought little joy to NSW. And with a sellout home crowd behind them, the Maroons cannot be written off despite the odds against them.
Comedy duo Roy and HG return with their own brand of hilarious advice on just how to win an Origin game, and ARIA Award-winning band Sheppard will perform before the kick-off.
Viewers will have the option to stream the game live on 9Now and also watch four supplementary streams to enhance the action:
Coaches Cam – NSW Coach Brad Fittler and QLD Coach Paul Green
Player Cam – NSW star Tom Trbojevic
Player Cam – QLD star Cameron Munster
Sydney 7.00pm Live on Nine
Brisbane 7.00pm Live on Nine
Melbourne 7.00pm Live on Nine
Adelaide 7:00pm Live on Nine
Perth 5.30pm Live on Nine