State Of Origin Live Stream Free Game 3 NRL State Of Origin 08 July Wednesday Rugby League 2015. The State Of Origin Rugby match will be kicks off 20:10 PM (AEDT) at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. You Can Watch It Live On Channel Nine, Fox Sports, Radio 2GB,Triple M, ABC Grandstand, Setanta Sports , Premier Sports , FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus, Online Channels,Sky Sports and online.
State Of Origin is headed for its fourth decider in five years when Queensland and New South Wales do battle at Suncorp on Wednesday night. The Maroons go in favourites with the game on home turf and the Maroons winning the last three deciders. A win for Queensland will give them nine series over the last decade while the Blues face the chance of winning back-to-back series for the first time since 2005.
New South Wales have named an unchanged team from that which won Origin II in Melbourne though hooker and Game I skipper Robbie Farah is in severe doubt. The Blues seem to have exploited a loophole that will allow seven-game player Michael Ennis to replace him. Queensland have lost fullback Billy Slater and first-series player Josh McGuire to season-ending injuries while Daly Cherry-Evans has been dropped. Cooper Cronk is back to replace Cherry-Evans at halfback, Josh Papalii replace McGuire on the bench and Dane Gagai will debut on the wing with Will Chambers shifting to the centres and Greg Inglis to fullback. Slater has started at fullback in 22 of the last 23 games for the Maroons.
Queensland have won 18 series to 12 and lead the all-time matchup 55-47 with two draws. The Maroons have scored 20 more tries than New South Wales and have dominated the last decade with eight series wins in the last nine series and a 20-12 win-loss record. Four of the last six Origins have been decided by less than a converted try. Queensland have won the last three deciders and hold an 11-4-2 advantage in deciding matches. Three of the last four deciders have topped 40 points. The Maroons have won the last five Game III matches. Queensland have won six of the last seven matches at Suncorp. The Blues last won a decider at Suncorp in 2005.
Queensland won the series opener 11-10 at ANZ before the Blues bounced back with a 26-18 win at the MCG. The Melbourne game was just the third live game of the last 13 to top 32 points, primarily thanks to the referee enforcing a big 10 metres. New South Wales dominated possession 53% to 47% on the back of 11 Maroons errors to the Blues’ seven. The Blues had scored just 28 points in their last four matches against the Maroons before scoring 26 last game. Queensland have players with better club form with nine players coming from Top 4 clubs and 14 from the Top 8. That compares to New South Wales, who have six players from Top 4 teams and 10 from Top 8 teams.
The fullback battle in this clash is an extremely compelling one. Josh Dugan has been arguably New South Wales’ best player throughout the series. He set up a Blues try in the first with a great break and chip with 163 metres and six tackle busts to boot while in the second game he had a try, 143 metres and four tackle breaks. Greg Inglis has struggled throughout the series and punters have long been calling for him to shift to fullback. He gets that chance here. The Maroons have won their only game with Inglis in the No.1 and he has some space to move. This is a big game for him. Whoever wins the fullback battle will be critical to winning the game.
Queensland have won four of the last seven matches at Suncorp by double digits but three of their five-straight Game III wins have been by less than a converted try. Five of the last six Game III matches have topped 40 points. Darius Boyd has scored six tries in the last four games at Suncorp Stadium. Maroons kick return metres fell from 237m in Game I to 48m last game. Queensland have forced five drop outs to one this series. The Maroons have made 19 errors this series to 13. The Blues have lost bothy penalty counts this series 7-6. Michael Ennis has just a 2-5 record in Origin games for the Blues. Cooper Cronk has an 11-4 record in Origin.
This game has all the hallmarks of a classic decider, a match that will further shape the narrative of State of Origin. It is highly unlikely there will be much in this one as the two old rivals slug it out. In the end the home ground advantage could prove critical, as could the likely hooker change for the Blues. Cooper Crionk is also a huge in – the Maroons style is so much straighter with him in the team. The best bet though the over. The referees opened up the last game immensely and will be under instructions to do the same again. Suncorp is typically fast and the desperation of a decider should see plenty of quality football. Expect plenty of points and a brilliant decider.
Qld Maroons Teams: 1. Billy Slater, 2. Darius Boyd, 3. Greg Inglis, 4. Justin Hodges, 5. Will Chambers, 6. Johnathan Thurston, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Matt Scott, 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. Nate Myles, 11. Aidan Guerra, 12. Sam Thaiday, 13. Corey Parker
Interchange: 14. Michael Morgan, 15. Josh McGuire, 16. Matt Gillett, 17. Jacob Lillyman
NSW Blues Teams: 1. Josh Dugan, 2. Will Hopoate, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Josh Morris, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Mitchell Pearce, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. James Tamou, 9. Robbie Farah (c), 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Paul Gallen
Interchange: 14. Trent Merrin, 15. Boyd Cordner 16. David Klemmer, 17. Josh Jackson