State of Origin Series 2024

State of Origin Series 2024


Posted 2024-04-16 by Gillian Chingfollow

Wed 05 Jun 2024 - Wed 17 Jul 2024

Rugby League's greatest rivalry, the State of Origin series is back for another 3 games as Queensland and New South Wales battle for sporting supremacy.

In a sporting challenge described as "State versus State, Mate versus Mate", the State of Origin rugby league three-game series is a powerhouse of hard hits, big runs and tough tackles as players put their bodies on the line to lift the winning shield and claim State honours.

Described as the jewel in the crown of the rugby league calendar, the skilful but sometimes brutal matches bring together some of the game's best players to represent Queensland and New South Wales in a series of epic matches during June and July.

History of the State of Origin
The first State of Origin match was played in 1980 and proved to be not only a hit with the fans but a significant turnaround in the way in which players were selected. Before 1980, players were chosen based on where they were currently playing football and many of Queensland's elite players had moved to Sydney seeking more lucrative contract offers. Hence the Queensland team was often gutted of its best players when it came to the interstate matches.

But then State of Origin rules changed everything. Players were now selected based on where they played their first senior match. So, it meant that if started playing in Queensland, then you were selected for Queensland.

The inaugural game features some of the game's greatest players such as Wally Lewis (31 matches), Arthur Beetson and Mal Meninga. Today, new heroes like James Tedesco, Daley Cherry-Evans and more will likely lead the way for new stories to be created.

In 2024, games will be played in three major capital cities:
  • 5 June 2024, Accor Stadium Sydney
  • 26 June 2024, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  • 17 July 2024, Suncorp Stadium , Brisbane

  • If you would like to witness and be part of this year's State of Origin series, tickets are available through the National Rugby League and range from $49-$459.

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