State of Origin 2017 One of the biggest rivalries in rugby starts again on Wednesday as Queensland Maroons are preparing to face New South Wales Blues in the opening game of this year’s home state series.
The first of three encounters between the two-power rugby league promises to be a barnburner-as always the case in this series and Queensland are pursuing a third consecutive title in 2017.
This year’s game will make its debut at the State of Origin 2017 Brisbane Suncorp Stadium before a three-week break before the second game at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney on June 21 and the final meeting will be held in Brisbane on July 12th.
However, two of the last three sets of home countries were decided after the first two games, and both teams are pushing for this important victory in the first game on Wednesday.
Here we offer a look at all the details of the key parts to make sure the action is not lost, with live information and a preview of the opening of the week in Brisbane.
State of Origin 2017
Date: Wednesday, May 31
Time: 11 hours BST / 20 hours AEST / 6 hours ET
Location: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Live: Premier Sports (United Kingdom), Fox Soccer 2 Go (USA), Fox Sports (AUS)
One of the biggest points of discussion that led to this tripartite this year was the news that 10-time winner Johnathan Thurston’s home state would not participate in the first game of the series due to a shoulder injury .
The official website State of Origin 2017 of the Queensland Rugby League confirmed the absence of Thurston Thursday and Dominique Loudon, 9 Gold Coast News, provided a picture of the statement with Talisman Maroons quotes.
This is the first time in his career that Thurston will no longer appear in the three games of an original series, provided he recovers for games 2 and 3, which gives hope to New Wales Of the South in their efforts to break the current streak the Maroons.
Meanwhile, blues coach Laurie Daley named her team for the 2017 blockbuster on May 22 by Fox Sports
Boyd Cordner’s second row will be the captain of New South Wales instead of the icon of the National Rugby League Paul Gallen after announcing his retirement from 35-year-old original game.
A notable absence from the Daley range is Parramatta Eels estrella Michael Jennings, although the center said humbly after learning of his team’s omission of the game 1 to 7 Sydney News.
State of Origin 2017 No dramatic exaggeration of what might be Thurston’s absence to Queensland since his debut 22, Anthony Milford, is preparing to take his place to five eighths.
However, the center of Brisbane Broncos, Justin Hodges, hopes his teammate to resist the pressure by Phil Lutton Sydney Morning Herald:
“It will be difficult for him, until you are there, until you are in the battle and especially in tight games, it is as if you went to hell and back.
“They will precipitate body, State of Origin 2017 put under the pump on the defensive, throwing it form, must stay and is composed there for a reason, because it is very, very good.
“There’s a lot of pressure … they’re massive shoes and you can never replace a guy like johnno, even for a game you’ll have to put your body through things you never thought you could. Make a better player “.
Wednesday only know the impact on the Maroons to see his star always green on the bench with a rookie that will take place although the Milford International Samoa is considered one of the most promising in the circuit.
That said, no one decides a peripheral state of origin, State of Origin 2017 and although some may say that the series has lost its rivalry in recent years, a tug of war monstrous expected in the lift curtains Wednesday.