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Melbourne Cricket Ground To Host State Of Origin 1

Melbourne Cricket Ground To Host State Of Origin 1

SYDNEY: Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the first round of this years State of Origin rugby league series between New South Wales and Queensland.

The match, on June 9, will be the 10th played at the MCG and the first since 2018.

The second match at Suncorp Stadium on June 27 will be only the second played at the Brisbane venue on a Sunday.

The series concludes at Stadium Australia in Sydney on July 14.

In announcing the venues on Monday, National Rugby League chief executive Andrew Abdo said his organization was determined to take the games to the widest possible audience in a COVID-safe environment.

Were excited to be taking Australias biggest sporting brand to Melbourne for the 10th time, he said. The last year has been incredibly challenging for (Melbournes Victoria state) with the extended lockdowns and challenges.

Were delighted to be bringing Ampol State of Origin back to the city.

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