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Here are the State of Origin Fixtures & Draw for 2023. The fixtures were announced in late 2022 alongside the NRL Draw.
The Queensland Maroons claimed a second consecutive Origin victory – and first in straight sets since 2016 – winning Game 1 26-18 at the Adelaide Oval and then storming to a 32-6 victory in Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium. NSW salvaged some pride with a 24-10 victory in Game 3 at Accor Stadium.
Queensland’s Reuben Cotter was named the Player of the Series and awarded the Wally Lewis Medal, having also been named Man of the Match in Game 1.
The Maroons also claimed the women’s State of Origin series despite a 1-1 series tie with the Blues, having scored more points across the two games (32-28).
|Game 1 – Wednesday, May 31|
|Queensland Maroons 26 def. NSW Blues 18||Adelaide Oval, Sydney||8:05pm||Nine|
|Women’s Origin Game 1 – Thursday, June 1|
|NSW Blues 10 def. by Queensland Maroons 18||CommBank Stadium, Sydney||7:45pm||Nine/Fox|
|Game 2 – Wednesday, June 21|
|Queensland Maroons 32 def. NSW Blues 6||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||8:05pm||Nine|
|Women’s Origin Game 2 – Thursday, June 22|
|Queensland Maroons 14 def. by NSW Blues 18||Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville||7:45pm||Nine/Fox|
|Game 3 – Wednesday, July 12|
|NSW Blues 24 def. Queensland Maroons 10||Accor Stadium, Sydney||8:05pm||Nine|
*Important note – while the State of Origin kick-off time is scheduled for 8:10pm (Sydney time) kick-off times, the actual start time is often later. The exact kick-off time, after the Australian national anthem is performed, and TV specials are completed, is usually closer to 8:15pm. Origins 1 and 2 in 2020, for example, both kicked off at 8:15pm, while the deicder started just one minute late at 8:11pm. This is a vast improvement on previous years where, despite kick-off being scheduled for 8pm, games would regularly start at around 8:20pm. Game 2 on Sunday night will likely start before 8pm.
|Game 1 – Wednesday, June 8|
|NSW Blues 10 def. by Queensland Maroons 16||Stadium Australia, Sydney||8:10pm||Nine|
|Women’s Origin – Friday, June 24|
|NSW Blues 20 def. Queensland Maroons 14||GIO Stadium, Canberra||7:45pm||Nine, Fox Sports|
|Game 2 – Sunday, June 26|
|NSW Blues 44 def. Queensland Maroons 12||Optus Stadium, Perth||7:50pm||Nine|
|Game 3 – Wednesday, July 13|
|Queensland Maroons 22 def. NSW Blues 12||Suncorp Stadium||8:10pm||Nine|
|Game 1 – Wednesday, June 9|
|Queensland Maroons 6 def. by NSW Blues 50||QCB Stadium||8:10pm||Nine|
|Women’s Origin – Friday, June 25|
|Queensland Maroons 8 def. NSW Blues 6||Sunshine Coast Stadium||7:45pm||Nine, Fox Sports|
|Game 2 – Sunday, June 27|
|Queensland Maroons 0 def. by NSW Blues 26||Suncorp Stadium||7:50pm||Nine|
|Game 3 – Wednesday, July 14|
|NSW Blues 18 def. by Queensland Maroons 20||Cbus Super Stadium||8:10pm||Nine|
The 2020 Origin series was unique on a number of fronts. It was played after the NRL season for the first time, with all three games taking place on consecutive Wednesdays in November.
Game 1 was also the first time Adelaide Oval had hosted an Origin match, while the Maroons’ hosting of the women’s game and subsequent victory were also both firsts.
|Game 1 – Wednesday, November 4|
|Queensland 18 def. NSW 14||Adelaide Oval||8:10pm||Nine|
|Game 2 – Wednesday, November 11|
|NSW 34 def. Queensland 10||ANZ Stadium||8:10pm||Nine|
|Women’s Origin – Friday, November 13|
|Queensland 24 def. NSW 18||Sunshine Coast Stadium||7:45pm||Nine|
|Game 3 – Wednesday, November 18|
|Queensland 20 def. NSW 14||Suncorp Stadium||8:10pm||Nine|
The 2019 Origin series played host to a couple of firsts: Perth hosted its inaugural Origin match when Game 2 was played at Optus Stadium, and the New South Wales Blues won consecutive series for the first time since the 2005 victory which capped off a three-peat.
|Game 1||Wed Jun 5||8:13 PM||Queensland 18 def New South Wales 14||Suncorp Stadium|
|Game 2||Sun Jun 23||7:55 PM||Queensland 6 def by New South Wales 38||Optus Stadium, Perth|
|Game 3||Wed Jul 10||8:14 PM||New South Wales 26 def Queensland 20||ANZ Stadium|
The 2018 Origin series saw New South Wales claim just their second series victory in the last decade, after strong performances in Game 1 and Game 2 saw them take out the trophy.