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Game on! How to watch State of Origin Game 1 tonight

The biggest rivalry in Aussie sport is back tonight!

The biggest rivalry in Aussie sport is back tonight, and it’s time to get comfy on the couch!

New South Wales is taking on Queensland in the 2024 Ampol State of Origin series, and you can catch every epic moment live.

Here’s your ultimate guide on how to watch the game.

State of Origin I – New South Wales vs Queensland

Date: Wednesday, June 5
Venue: Live from Accor Stadium, Sydney

  • 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

State of Origin I: exclusive on Channel 9HD and 9Now

The series kicks off tonight, Wednesday, June 5, at 7.00pm AEST. Tune in to Channel 9HD or stream it on 9Now to watch New South Wales go head-to-head with Queensland.

What’s happening tonight

Queensland Maroons, unbeaten under coach Billy Slater, face a revamped NSW Blues team led by new coach Michael Maguire. Maguire’s made some bold moves, appointing Jake Trbojevic as captain and bringing in six debutants, including Panthers star Dylan Edwards and Dally Medal winner Nicho Hynes.

Queensland sticks with its star-studded lineup, featuring Reece Walsh, captain Daly Cherry-Evans, Xavier Coates, Hamiso Tabui-Fidow, and powerhouse forwards like Pat Carrigan, Reuben Cotter, and Lindsay Collins.

Tune in for exclusive coverage

Channel 9’s Wide World of Sports is your go-to for all the action.

Hosts James Bracey and rugby league legends like Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Brad Fittler, Johnathan Thurston, Phil Gould, Darren Lockyer, Paul Vautin, Paul Gallen, and Allana Ferguson will be there to break down the game.

Cameron Munster, though injured, will join the commentary team for pre-match, half-time, and post-game analysis.

Sideline reports will come from Danika Mason, joined by Fittler and Lockyer, with Emma Lawrence capturing the pre-match atmosphere outside Accor Stadium.

Streaming options on 9Now

If streaming’s more your style, 9Now has you covered. You’ll get live coverage with some awesome second-screen options:

  • Player Cam QLD: Focus on Reece Walsh
  • Player Cam NSW: Focus on Nicho Hynes
  • Spidercam: Aerial view of the game

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