World news – MCG lands opener of the State of Origin series


State of Origin is set to return to the MCG this year with the series kicking off Wednesday, June 9th in the Victorian capital.

It’s the first time since the first game of 2018 that an Origin game is being played at the famous venue, and traditional rivals Queensland and NSW have clashed for the 10th time in Melbourne.

Suncorp Stadium will host an Origin game for the second time on a Sunday when on June 27th, the second game will be played before the series ends on Wednesday July 14th at Sydney Stadium Australia.

Andrew Abdo, CEO of NRL, said on Monday that the game aims to reach as many people as possible Introducing rugby league in a COVID safe environment.

« We’re excited to bring Australia’s largest sports brand to Melbourne for the 10th time, » he said.



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