The National Rugby League (NRL) announced today that Ampol State of Origin Two in Perth had officially sold out.
Following Queensland’s win in Game One of the series in Sydney, State of Origin’s first trip back to Optus Stadium since 2019 will be played in front of a full house.
With only single tickets remaining for Game Three in Brisbane, NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said supporters had responded in an extraordinary way to ensure capacity crowds across the series.
“We are thrilled to announce a sell-out in Perth for the second Ampol State of Origin match,” Mr Abdo said.
“The response from our supporters has confirmed Origin as the greatest rivalry in Australian sport, offering a unique experience for fans on and off the field.”
Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Roger Cook added: “Western Australian fans and thousands of interstate visitors have embraced the drama and excitement of State of Origin yet again.
“There is nothing like Origin in Australian sport and a full house at Optus Stadium under lights is the best place in Australia to watch this epic battle.
“The partnership between the NRL and the Western Australian Government to bring Origin to Perth is another great success story as we send our message to the world that WA is open for tourism and open for business.”
Sunday’s match at Optus Stadium will feature ARIA-winning Australian rock band, Grinspoon, who will headline a pre-match line-up that also includes a spectacular light show.
It’s a must-win match for the NSW Blues in State of Origin Game 2 tonight. New South Wales suffered a devastating loss at the hands of a resurgent Queensland side a fortnight ago. Game 2 in the 2022 State of Origin series takes place tonight at 7:50pm AEST in Perth, Australia. Here’s how you can watch a New South Wales vs Queensland live stream wherever you are in the world.
Following the 16-10 loss in Game 1, NSW coach Brad Fittler has made some big changes to the Blues. Notably, Damien Cook has been moved to the bench, with Api Koroisau of the Penrith Panthers replacing him as starting hooker. Jake Trbojevic will also be joining the starting squad tonight after missing selection for Game 1.
The NSW squad only lost by a converted try in Game 1, but it appears the combination of Billy Slater as Queensland coach, alongside Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston as assistant coaches, has revived the Maroons.
That’s to say nothing of Queensland’s five-eighth Cameron Munster, who’s heroics saw him as a key player in the Maroons’ victory in Game 1. Queensland dominated the ruck with sheer speed and determination in the series opener, and if NSW doesn’t have an answer to this style of play tonight, it’s in for another defeat. Want to see how it unfolds? Here’s how to watch a New South Wales vs Queensland live stream and catch the State of Origin Game 2 no matter where you are.
The NSW Blues were favourites once but stumbled in Game 1 against a Queensland Maroons side on the rise.
Now, Maroons coach Billy Slater has a chance to wrap up the series in Perth.
Fox Sports experts from both sides of the border give their full predictions of how it’s going to play out on Sunday night.
WHO WINS & WHY? New South Wales. It’s a much more balanced side. They’ll control the ruck more in game two with more strike power. We will see a totally different team and performance in comparison to Game 1.