State of Origin II on Channel 9 – The series is on the line and it’s do or die for the New South Wales Blues in the most daunting away fixture of all, the Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium, in State of Origin II – exclusive, live and free on Channel 9HD and 9Now next Wednesday at 7.00pm AEST.
After drawing first blood in Adelaide, Billy Slater’s Maroons are primed to clinch the series 2-0 in front of a raucous home crowd.
With the odds stacked against New South Wales, coach Brad Fittler knows his Blues are in the fight of their lives to square the series.
Led by James Tedesco, the Blues feature speedster Josh Addo-Carr, firebrand forward Liam Martin and new halfback Mitchell Moses, but face a daunting task containing Maroons magicians Cameron Munster, Reece Walsh and Ben Hunt, their hero in 2022.
Wide World of Sports’ exclusive Origin coverage will be hosted by James Bracey and feature the biggest names in modern rugby league history, with Origin legends Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Phil Gould, Darren Lockyer, Paul Vautin and Paul Gallen on hand to dissect every moment of the action.
Rounding out the team is Danika Mason, delivering all the breaking news in the lead-up to kick-off, along with Allana Ferguson, and Mathew Thompson in the commentary box, where he will be joined by two of the greatest ever NSW and Queensland representatives, Andrew Johns and Cameron Smith.
Channel 9 will cross live during the broadcast to both Origin coaches, Billy Slater and Brad Fittler.
They will also open the doors to Wide World of Sports in both camps, with viewers getting unprecedented access to exclusive content from extra cameras on the team buses, in dressing rooms and private team meetings in camp.
Plus, 9Now will stream the game live with three additional second-screen streams to choose from, ensuring viewers won’t miss a thing:
- Player Cam QLD – Reece Walsh
- Player Cam NSW – Mitchell Moses
- Spidercam – An eagle-eye view of play to take you that little bit closer to the action
And after the game you can catch up with 9Now mini-match for all the best bits in a 20-minute breakdown.
STATE OF ORIGIN II – QUEENSLAND v NEW SOUTH WALES
LIVE from Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sydney 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Brisbane 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Melbourne 7.00pm LIVE on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Adelaide 6.30pm LIVE on 9GemHD, 7.00pm on Channel 9HD and 9Now
Perth 5.00pm LIVE on 9GemHD, 5.30pm on Channel 9HD and 9Now
THE BUILD-UP TO ORIGIN II ON NINE
SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW: ORIGIN SPECIAL – Sunday, June 18, LIVE from 11.00am on Channel 9. Host Danika Mason will have all the latest news and will cross live to both Origin camps to hear from Fittler and Slater. On the panel, Andrew Johns, Paul Gallen and Sam Thaiday.
100% FOOTY: ORIGIN SPECIAL – Monday, June 19. 100% at 10.20pm. Catchup on 9Now.
Footy is the home of the strongest opinions in rugby league from the people who count. Phil Gould with Paul Gallen, journalist Michael Chammas and host James Bracey.
WALLY LEWIS – THE KING – Tuesday, June 20.
In this hour-long presentation, Wally Lewis, Queensland’s favourite son and a rugby league Immortal, reveals the incredible rollercoaster that has been his life journey for 63 years.
SIX TACKLES WITH GUS
Phil “Gus” Gould sits down with Mat Thompson every week to give a sermon like no other on the greatest game of all.
FREDDY AND THE EIGHTH – The eighth rugby league Immortal, Andrew Johns, previews Origin II with special guests Ryan Papenhuyzen and Darren Lockyer. 9Now and YouTube.
QUEENSLANDER – The Sunshine State’s favourite sons, Wally “The King” Lewis and Darren Lockyer, give their Maroon-coloured preview of how the Queenslanders are shaping up for Origin II. Available on 9Now and YouTube.
THE BILLY SLATER PODCAST
Get the hot take every week from the greatest fullback ever to play the game, Queensland coach Billy Slater, with host Mark Levy. Listen here
The #1 online destination for all your Origin news content:
– Live blog featuring video highlights and analysis from Channel 9’s Origin commentators
– A comprehensive Match Centre, featuring video highlights, scores and stats
– The Mole’s no-holds-barred Player Ratings
– Match reports and analysis capturing all the big moments of the game
Gotcha4Life One Pass at a Time
Throughout Origin in 2023 Gotcha4Life, Nine and the NRL have combined for the One Pass at a Time campaign to raise funds for mental fitness programs in grass roots rugby league.
Donate at: onepass.gotcha4life.org
STATE OF ORIGIN I – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, AT 7.00PM EXCLUSIVE, LIVE AND FREE ON NINE AND 9NOW
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