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The stage is set for Game 1 of the 2022 State of Origin series as the New South Wales Blues host the Queensland Maroons in what’s tipped to be a close affair.
Kick-off between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons is scheduled for 8:10pm AEST on Wednesday June 8. State of Origin 2022 series between NSW and Queensland will begin at Sydney's Stadium Australia on June 8, before the Blues and Maroons square off at Perth's Optus Stadium
The series opener will take place at Sydney’s Accor Stadium at Olympic Park — but what time will it actually start?
One of the most anticipated State of Origin series in years begins on Wednesday night with Brad Fittler’s NSW Blues expected to face an almighty challenge from Queensland in their bid to retain the shield.
The Blues have won three out of the past four series but their dominance looks under threat from a Maroons side bursting with talent and helmed by state legend Billy Slater in his first series as coach.
It’s expected to be a windy and wild affair in front of a confirmed sold-out crowd at Sydney’s Accor Stadium for Game 1. Follow the latest news throughout the day, and all the action tonight, below.
Blues centre Kotoni Staggs has given Brad Fittler’s side the inside scoop on Broncos teammate Selwyn Cobbo.
The 20-year-old Maroons winger is set to take the field in one of the most daunting debuts in Stage of Origin history.
Fittler said the Blues would “absolutely” be testing the young gun’s aerial abilities, with playmakers Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai to target him with their elite kicking game.