Tom Trbojevic threw the Queensland Maroons off the stage, with a shocking win of 50-6 in Game I of the Ampol State of Origin that happened on Wednesday 9 June 2021 in Townsville, QLD. Scoring his second Origin hat trick, while setting up opportunities to win, Trbojevic certainly was at his best. Latrell Mitchell proved superb with a double, and winger Brian To’o also bagged in two tries.
A strong crowd of 27,533 turned out in Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium, with higher anticipation of roaring support for Game II. Word on the street is that the NSW Blues should be concerned.
Cameron Munster, a well and truly epic professional player, was completely off game in Origin I as Queensland admitted an embarrassing defeat. His poor game is speculated to serve as a warning to the Blues, that the maverick player will bounce back on his feet after recovering from a previous injury. After all, it isn’t common for star players to play terribly two games in a row.
So l bums to the edges of your seats as the excitement of Game II of the State of Origin begins. And here’s all you need to know about watching the game, without being there.
Game II of the Ampol State of Origin will be held at the Suncorp Stadium this Sunday 27 June 2021, with a scheduled kickoff at 7.50pm AEST.
Game III is happening on Wednesday 14 July at Stadium Australia in Sydney, New South Wales. Kickoff is scheduled at 8.10pm AEST.
Live entertainment line-up for Game II and III
Game II features Sheppard, an indie pop band that was founded in Brisbane. You’ll know the classics once they start getting played such as Geronimo and Coming Home. Needless to say, it’ll be a great opening act to keep the crowd pleased while awaiting the big game.
Game III has Lime Cordiale and JK47 playing in the finalé, providing quality music that will pair seamlessly with the high spirits and anticipation of the kickoff.
Game II State of Origin Schedule
Gates are opened at 4.45PM with a kickoff curtain raiser between the QLD Police and NSW Police happening at 5.20PM. The big game has a scheduled kickoff at 7.50PM on Sunday 27 June 2021.
The predicted team list for Game II
On the NSW Blues team, the team is anticipated to comprise:
– Brian To’o
– Tom Trbojevic
– Jake Trbojevic
– James Tedesco
– Latrell Mitchell
– Josh Addo-Card
– Nathan Cleary
– Jarome Luai
– Damien Cook
– Daniel Saifiti
– Angus Crichton
– Isaah Yeo
– Tariq Sims
– Jack Wighton
– Payne Haas
– Cameron Murray
– Junior Paulo
Angus Crichton will have finished paying off his suspension term and will be back in Game II after missing the opener. Tariq Sims’ maverick plays in Game I will most likely see Cameron Murray drop to the bench and Liam Martin likely missing out on selection. Nathan Cleary has also been cleared of a fracture and will be fit to play Game II.
On the QLD Maroons team, the team is anticipated to comprise:
– Xavier Coates
– Kalyn Ponga
– Cameron Munster
– Dane Gagai
– Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
– Valentine Holmes
– Christian Welch
– Daly Cherry-Evans
– Josh Papalii
– Harry Grant
– Felise Kaufusi
– Jai Arrow
– Davis Fifita
– Moeaki Fotuaika
– Ben Hunt
– Kurt Capewell
– Tino Fa’asuamaleaui
Game II for Queensland is looking up with star fullback Kalyn Ponga back from a groin injury, and Josh Papalii back from his suspension.
How to watch Game II and III of the 2021 State of Origin
If you’re stuck in the back bend and can’t watch the game in person, tune into 9Now or Nine Network to watch the game live. For those in New Zealand, check out Sky Sport, or WatchNRL for an international broadcast.
Where to watch the 2021 Ampol State of Origin on the Gold Coast
Show your State of Origin pride at The Cooly Hotel as you watch the game live on the big screen. Showing both Game II on 27 June and Game III on 14 July, the Cooly Hotel is featuring its very own Steak of Origin special meal deal for only $25.
NSW Blues supporters will have the privilege to tuck into a 250g rump with chilli prawns, chips, salad and a Tooheys New schooner. Mighty Maroons fans will be treated with a 250g rump grilled with Moreton Bay bugs, salad, chips, and a XXXX Gold schooner.
Don’t miss out on your chance to have a blast with a great meal, first class seats and a local crowd that will cheer on your favourite team. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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