State of Origin has become arguably the biggest sporting event in Australia in the last ten years. Thousands of rugby fans troop to stadiums to watch and support their preferred team between New South Wales Blue and Queensland Maroon. People living in the two states – New South Wales and Queensland – will almost certainly support their state while fans in other states have to consider other factors.
The best-of-three series is watched by millions of people on cable and online throughout the world. The popularity of the series is so great in countries such as New Zealand and Papua New Guinea that fans clash during the series in the latter. This will often result in riots, violence, and sometimes, sadly, death.
The 2019 edition saw New South Wales pip their fierce rivals to the shield and they will be looking to win it once again to make it three in a row. Queensland, on the other hand, will be determined to reclaim the shield having gone through a period of complete dominance between 2006 and 2014.
Many rugby fans wonder how they can stream State of Origin live online. The common trend in sports fans is to watch their favorite team or matches on their smart TVs or mobile devices using streaming services. The organizers of the series have realized this which is why they have provided live streaming access to the series, both in and outside Australia.
You can get live stream access in Australia using your free account on 9Now. 9Now is the free on-demand service of the official broadcaster, Nine Network.
Fans living outside of Australia can get live access to the series using;
- Watch NRL App
- Using a VPN to get access to 9Now.