For the first time in State of Origin history, all three games will be played in Queensland, prompted by the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown in Greater Sydney. The NSW Blues have played a spectacular run so far and now look to wipe the slate clean on the Gold Coast tonight.
Game 3 kicks off tonight (Wednesday, July 14) at 8:10pm AEST – here's how you can stream State of Origin live, wherever you are.
State of Origin Game 3: live stream and time
The latest NSW vs Qld clash tonight takes place at Robina Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia with the game kicking off at 8:10pm AEST. Australians can watch State of Origin Game 3 live and free on Channel 9, or stream it on 9Now. A delayed broadcast will also air on Fox Sports and Kayo(Opens in a new tab). Looking abroad? Try Watch NRL(Opens in a new tab).
The latter match first moved to Newcastle after the number of cases in Sydney increased, but moved again to Queensland's Gold Coast on July 10, four days before match day, when the New Wales government of the South confirmed that it would not allow spectators if it was played. in Newcastle.
NSW beat Queensland in the series opener with a massive 50-6 lead. In Game 2, the Blues again beat the Maroons 26-0, a particularly heavy loss at their Brisbane stadium.
While the Blues have already won the series, if they manage to do it three in a row it would be the first time they have done so since 2000. For the Maroons, their last free throw was in 2010 at the height of the team's golden age.
However, NSW will be without some key players tonight. Blues running back Nathan Cleary and fifth-eighth Jarome Luai are injured; both halves, both from the Penrith Panthers, have been key to the Blues' success this year.
The Blues could be in trouble tonight without Cleary and Luai, though coach Brad Fittler has faith in the players who have taken their place. Tonight, Parramatta's Mitchell Moses makes his Origin debut at running back and Canberra's Jack Wighton will play as five-eighths.
Queensland was also not without its problems ahead of Game 3. Maroons striker Jai Arrow was dropped from tonight's squad after breaching Covid-19 protocols and bringing an 'unregistered guest' into the biosecurity bubble. of the team.
We know that regardless of the result, NSW will lift the trophy at the end of tonight. The question is whether they will be able to do so after also winning the match, or whether the Maroons will redeem themselves with a win on the Gold Coast. Do you want to see how it goes? Here's how to watch State of Origin Game 3 live, wherever you are.
How to watch State of Origin Game 3 in Australia
All three State of Origin games will be broadcast live and free on Channel 9 in Australia. You can watch Game 3 tonight, Wednesday July 14 at 8:10pm AEST. You can also stream the game from Channel 9's streaming platform 9Now(Opens in a new tab).
It will also air delayed on Fox Sports and Kayo's streaming service (opens in a new tab) after the game ends.
(*3*) How to watch State of Origin Game 3 from abroad
Fans living outside of Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific Islands can watch the home state online with the Watch NRL streaming service (opens in a new tab).
Watch NRL requires a subscription and offers three different packages:
Weekly: 17 USD / 13 € / 17 € / 20 AU€
Monthly: US€33 / €25 / €33 / AU€39
Annual: 165 USD / 130 € / 155 € / 199 AU€
How Australians are streaming State of Origin Game 3 live from abroad
If you're an Australian wanting to catch this free Channel 9 coverage but are currently abroad, you'll find that access is geo-blocked. It's not insurmountable, as you can try using a VPN to set the IP address of your laptop, phone, or streaming device to one in Australia and watch as if you were in the country.
Use a VPN to broadcast the original state from anywhere