The State of Origin Series is the ultimate bragging rights event. Every year, rugby players are selected into New South Wales Blue and Queensland Maroon to compete for the state where they played their first rugby league match. This tradition started in the year 1980 and officially became inaugurated in the year 1982.
It has been described by sports lovers and rugby fans as the premier sporting event in the country. All the games in the series are watched by millions of people in Australia and the rest of the world.
As the best sports in Australia, the profile of the series has become so high that it is been televised in at least 91 countries in the world. The biggest audience outside of the series outside of Australia is found in the United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom and most especially, Papua New Guinea.
In the case of Papua New Guinea, rugby fans have developed mass hysteria which has resulted in a deep rivalry between fans, often leading to riots, fights and even death.
You can watch the State of Origin Live Online on 9Now; the free online platform offered by Nine Network. This option is available to Australian fans who love to enjoy the series from the comfort of their homes without cable. The 9Now app is also available on mobile devices and compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones.
Nine Network is the main broadcaster of the series in Australia, and it provides live feed for fans in the United States through Fox Sports 2. This started back in 2011 through Fox Sports but moved to Fox Sports 2 when Fox Sports shut down.
Enjoy the very best of Australian sport in the State of Origin series.