State of Origin Game 1 broadcast details

Rugby league’s greatest rivalry will burst onto Nine tomorrow when the XXXX Queensland Maroons face the new-look Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues in Holden State of Origin Game 1 at the MCG.

The voice of rugby league, Ray “Rabs” Warren, will call the action from the Nine Network commentary box alongside Peter Sterling, Phil Gould and Paul Vautin.

James Bracey will host Nine’s State of Origin Game 1 coverage, flanked by rugby league Immortals Andrew “Joey” Johns and Wally “The King” Lewis, along with Origin legends Darren Lockyer and Paul Gallen.

Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone, said: “State of Origin is entering a new era, full of youthful excited Blues and a refreshed yet experienced Maroons team. With a new coach for New South Wales, a new captain for Queensland, a final series for Billy Slater and an opening match at the MCG, there has never been so much anticipation about an Origin opener.

Wide World of Sports will be showcasing this incredible sporting rivalry like never before with special extended coverage from 7.00pm, four extra camera angles on 9Now, and full clips and highlights on, all to give fans the best possible access and analysis.”

All three games will be available anywhere, anytime on 9Now, with five streams: the Main program, Tryline Cam, Spider Cam, NSW Player Cam and QLD Player Cam.


SOO Game 1 – Melbourne Cricket Ground

Wednesday, June 6, at 7.00pm

SOO Game 2 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Sunday, June 24, at 7.00pm

SOO Game 3 – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Wednesday, July 11, at 7.00pm


** Check local guides for details.

 Broadcast Times

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

State of Origin Game 1

XXXX Queensland Maroons vs Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues

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