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New South Wales v Queensland
The New South Wales Blues welcome the Queensland Maroons to the impressive ANZ Stadium and with the series perfectly set up at 1 game watch, this is simply a must win and that is exactly what you can do via our State of Origin live streaming partners.
Brisbane have flattered to deceive in this series with New South Wales looking just as good in game one for much of the game before going on to dominate game 2 and in front of their own fans, they will be the big favourites for many to win the match and win the series but you can never right off the Maroons.
In years gone by you could always rely on the big game players of Queensland to step up in these deciders but with many now past there best or retired, the next generation haven’t stepped up to the plate yet. This is a great opportunity for them to do just that but the Blues will be hoping their own next gen of stars prove to be the better on the day.
Queensland won the opening match of the series 18-12 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, with New South Wales comfortably winning the second match on neutral territory in Perth.
It has been a strange build up for NSW with David Klemmer not initially named but with Tariq Sims suspended, he is back. They have also lost star half back Nathan Cleary, with the experience Mitchell Pearce getting another chance at Origin level.
It hasn’t been plain sailing for the Maroons either with star full back, Kalyn Ponga injured. Melbourne’s Cameron Munster takes over with Corey Norman at centre.
Dylan Napa and Jarrod Wallace are both dropped after struggling in Perth with Joe Ofahengaue and Cristian Welch replacing them.
These matches are always difficult to predict and whilst we expect the maroons to make a response to their Perth performance, going into a must win game without your first choice fullback and half back will hit even Queensland hard.
New South Wales know that this is a huge opportunity for another series win and in front of their own fans, they should have enough to pick up a narrow win in what should be an entertaining game.
Score Prediction New South Wales by 6