Here’s how to watch Women’s State of Origin game 1 In New Zealand (anywhere)
In a historic move, the Women’s State of Origin will feature a two-match series in 2023. This exciting event will take place in the host cities of Sydney and Townsville. Both matches are scheduled for the month of June, with Game 1 set to kick off on Thursday, June 1, and Game 2 on Thursday, June 22.
The matches will captivate audiences, as they will be the sole focus of attention on these dates, with no NRL games scheduled. Fans can expect an evening kick-off at 7:45 pm AEST for both matches, ensuring an electrifying atmosphere.
Women’s State of Origin game 1 details:
Date: Thursday, June 1
Start Time Australia: 7:45pm AEST
Kick-off Time Australia: 7:45 pm AEST
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Sydney
Location: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia
TV channel: 9Now, Kayo Sports
Live Stream Anywhere: PremiumTV
The defending champions, New South Wales, will commence their title defense at the prestigious CommBank Stadium in Sydney, hosting Queensland for the opener. After three weeks, the excitement will shift north of the border, with the second game taking place at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.
How to watch Women’s State of Origin 2023
The Nine Network has the broadcast rights to this year’s series.
Both matches will be available to watch on Channel 9 or via streaming service 9Now.
Coverage will begin at 7:30 pm AEDT, 15 minutes before kick-off.
Women’s Games Schedule:
* Game 1 – Thursday, June 1 – CommBank Stadium, Sydney – 7:45 pm AEST / 10:45 am UK Time
* Game 2 – Thursday, June 22 – Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville – 7:45 pm AEST / 10:45 am UK Time
Note: Remember that games would start minutes later than the mentioned time due to the Acknowledgment of the Country and the singing of the Australian national anthem.
2023 Women’s State of Origin game 1 Preview
After a prolonged wait since the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, which marked the last televised event for the sport, fans can finally rejoice as the first game of the Women’s State of Origin series is about to commence. The Inner Sanctum is here to provide a comprehensive breakdown of this highly anticipated match.
Coinciding with the men’s series kick-off in Adelaide, the NRL expects a significant turnout for both games held in Sydney and Townsville, scheduled the following day.
Traditionally, the women’s game consisted of a single Origin clash, a do-or-die battle since the inception of the series. However, this year brings a welcome change as two games will be played to determine the series winner.
In the event of a tied series, the reigning champions will retain the shield, as was the case when it was introduced last year, adding an extra layer of excitement and tension to the competition.
With New South Wales successfully defending the shield in 2022 in Canberra, Queensland will be determined to seize total control of the series, commencing their campaign on the road in Parramatta.