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Everything you need to know: Ampol State of Origin 2021

Gold Coast will host game three of the Ampol State of Origin series after the worsening COVID situation in Sydney meant that no crowd would be able to attend the game in Newcastle so the ARLC decided to switch the game to Cbus Super Stadium.

Gold Coast will host an Origin match for the first time in the city’s history and a capacity crowd of over 27,000 will be allowed to attend.

“We are disappointed not to be able to give Newcastle the city’s first State of Origin, but we must operate within all State Public Health Orders and not having a crowd in Newcastle negates the opportunity for our fans from the region,’’ NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said.

“The Gold Coast has a very low infection rate and both Origin camps are currently located within driving distance of Cbus Stadium. It means neither team will be disadvantaged by travel.

“This is an exciting outcome for the Gold Coast. It will be the first time in history that the Gold Coast has hosted State of Origin.

Tickets for the game are available via NRL.Com/Tickets.

Fans who purchased tickets to the scheduled game at Stadium Australia will automatically have their tickets refunded.

The NSW Blues have regained the shield after scoring a comprehensive 26-0 win over the Maroons in Game Two at Suncorp Stadium and will look to complete just the fourth clean sweep in their history.

The previous series clean sweeps for NSW came in 1986, 1996 and 2000. 

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Important info for spectators

Masks are mandatory for this event. Please ensure you bring a mask with you to the venue. Masks must be worn when you are moving around the venue and while seated unless eating and drinking

Please stay home if you have been feeling unwell, have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or is awaiting on the results of a COVID-19 test (including yourself).

If you are a resident of a COVID hotspot (such as Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas) or have been in a COVID-19 hotspot (such as Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour local government areas) in the last 14 days or have visited any of the venues listed on health websites.

You acknowledge that your residential address in your Ticketmaster Customer account is correct and current. Based on this address the event promoter may cancel your ticket purchase if you reside in an area of concern.

Please endeavour to maintain Physical Distancing of 1.5m at all times with people outside of your immediate group.

There will be no cash facilities at the Stadium. All transactions will be by contactless card.

Practice high level hand hygiene using the sanitiser locations located around the venue.

Ampol State of Origin schedule

Game I: Wednesday 9 June | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, Qld

Game II: Sunday 27 June | Suncorp Stadium, Qld

Game III: Wednesday 14 July | Cbus Super Stadium, NSW

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ith the NRL Alexa skill, you can sign up for match reminders, catch the latest news and listen live to every match of the season, including State of Origin. Just say, “Alexa, open NRL” 

Live entertainment 

Game I: Featuring The Veronicas

Game II: Featuring Sheppard

Game III: Featuring Lime Cordiale and JK47

*set times TBC

Music acts announced for Origin

TV broadcast information

The 2021 Ampol State of Origin series will be broadcast live nationally on the Nine Network and 9Now, Sky Sport in New Zealand and WatchNRL internationally.

Wednesday, July 14 – NSW Blues vs QLD Maroons – Cbus Super Stadium – 8.10pm AEST

  • Nine (Nationally)
  • Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)
  • 9Now

International Coverage

  • WatchNRL: Not available in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Regions
  • TVWAN Action (Papua New Guinea)
  • Fox US
  • Sky UK
  • Fox Sports Asia
  • BeIN Sports (France)
  • Fox Netherlands
  • ESPN Africa
  • Rogers Canada
  • Sport24 (Worldwide In-Flight/In-Ship – excl Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Regions)

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