State of Origin 2019 Live Stream, Watch Free Full Game Coverage Online: With one hand on the State of Origin shield, Queensland can reclaim the series with a win in Game Two, which will be played at Perth’s Optus Stadium this Sunday night. It will be just the second time that a State of Origin match has been played outside of Australia’s East Coast, with one exhibition match played in Los Angeles in 1987.
State of Origin 2019
QLD vs NSW
Place: ANZ Stadium
Time: 6:10 am ET
State of Origin 2019 Live Stream
Optus Stadium, which opened for business early last year, will become the tenth different venue to host a State of Origin match, with the Adelaide Oval to join that list next year.
The first game of this year’s series saw the Maroons come from 8-0 down at half-time to record an 18-14 win at Suncorp Stadium, marking their second consecutive win after also winning the third game at home as well.
Fullback Kalyn Ponga produced the best match of his fledgling Origin career, while Dane Gagai scored a length-of-the-field intercept try to give his state first blood.
Coach Kevin Walters has promised that his side will only get better, which is bad news for the Blues, who will head west attempting to keep the series alive and force a decider on their home turf at ANZ Stadium on July 10.
Why the Maroons will win
With one hand on the trophy, they’ll want to wrap up the series before heading to Sydney where they have the chance to complete just their second whitewash since 1995.
For Kalyn Ponga and Dane Gagai, backing up their Game One performances will be paramount to the Maroons winning Game Two in foreign territory, while coach Kevin Walters will also be banking on the effort of captain Daly Cherry-Evans to get them over the line.
Why the Blues will win
The lure of forcing a series decider on home turf, plus the experience Brad Fittler has brought into the side, will be what inspires the Blues to a series-saving victory this Sunday night.
The Blues have also won the last two Origin matches played on neutral territory, though both of them were at the MCG, and will relish playing at the new Optus Stadium.
It’s hard to go past Queensland especially after they won the first game, and I’ll back them in again by eight points.