State Of Origin Odds & Tips

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Find the latest special offers, betting tips and general info for the 2022 State of Origin series between Queensland and New South Wales with's ultimate guide to betting on the State of Origin.

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State of Origin is one of the most entertaining and brutal series of matches in world sport. These guys are team-mates one week, then mortal enemies the next. If you don’t quite understand what I mean, check out the video below. You soon will.

It’s safe to say that rugby league fans around the world get just as excited about State of Origin than they do following their own team. There is something about two teams going hell to leather against each other for the honour of the state they were born in.

2022 State of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales Betting Offers

The State of Origin will see Queensland and New South Wales battle it out in a three-game series. Bookmakers will produce various offers and price boosts on the 2022 State of Origin Series. Keep an eye on this section for all the top offers available as we build up to this eagerly awaited series.


Queensland v NSW State of Origin Game 3 Odds, Tips & Predictions

Queensland and New South Wales will walk out at the Suncorp Stadium in game three of the 2022 State of Origin series in a winner takes all clash.

The Maroons won the opening game in Perth with Dane Gagai, Daly Cherry-Evans and Valentine Holmes all scoring tries in a 16-10 success.

Game two was not as close as New South Wales ran rampant with Nathan Cleary scoring two of their seven tries in a 44-12 hammering. Brian To’o, Angus Crichton, Jarome Luai, Daniel Tupou and Matt Burton also crossed for tries at the Optus Stadium.

It was win or bust for the Blues and they took the Maroons apart. I honestly don’t think we will see a repeat of that performance. This will be a close encounter that will go down to the final 10 minutes.

Queensland have been forced into changes through injury, although they needed to change things as they were outclassed last time out.

Felise Kaufusi will not feature in game three for Queensland as he is in America with his sick father. Jeremiah Nanai takes his place in the front row. Tom Gilbert has been named on the bench for his Origin debut, Cameron Munster is expected to play despite injuring his shoulder in game two.

Burton keeps his place in the centre after an outstanding game for the Blues in the second Origin, meaning Jack Wighton is the 18th man.

New South Wales were outstanding in Sydney, but game three is in Brisbane – the heart of Queensland – and I can only see a Maroons victory.

We all saw how the Sydney crowd got behind the Blues in game two, well it will be a sea of Maroon and they will be vocal and hostile and that will spur Billy Slater’s men on.

I am backing Queensland to win a tough encounter by 6-10 points. I expect a few tries to be scored with Holmes and Burton scoring for the Maroons and Blues respectively.

I also expect hooker Ben Hunt to score late in the second half to help Queensland home and win the series.

Queensland have won the last five deciders played at Suncorp, while the last time the Blues won the deciding game in Sydney was back in 2005.

Sky Bet is one of the bookmakers who have invested a lot of time and effort in producing rugby league markets for State of Origin, NRL & Super League. If you fancy a flutter on State of Origin, head over to Sky Bet to take advantage. Sky Bet Welcome Bonus Place Any Bet, Get £30 In Free Bets allows you to receive a little bonus for you to enjoy during the State of Origin series.

The History Of State Of Origin

Before 1980, State of Origin wasn’t seen as the big deal it is today. From 1908 the interstate series between Queensland and New South Wales saw players selected for the state they played their rugby league in, rather than where they were born.

With all the top players wanting to play their club rugby in Sydney, New South Wales had the pick of the best when it came to the interstate games. By 1956, New South Wales had won 75% of the games with Queensland taking only 25%.

During the 1970s, the interest in the interstate series had dwindled a lot. No one in New South Wales and Queensland were interested because of the one-sided nature of the games.

The idea of playing a three-match series with Queensland allowed to select players playing in Sydney was agreed on with the first two games acting as a trial for selection to the Australia national team.

The 1980 interstate series saw the first two games being played under the normal rules, while a third game named ‘State of Origin’ was to take place in Queensland and was played under the new selection rules. The Sydney media didn’t believe it would work, but over 33 thousand fans turned up to Lang Park in Brisbane to see Arthur Beetson – who had played for NSW on 18 occasions – make his Queensland debut at the age of 35.

You could see the pride leaping out of his chest as he finally got to represent the state he was born in and the Maroons ended up winning the game 20-10 and that was how State of Origin was born.

Every Queenslander wanted to play for their state now and they took immense pride in doing so. A lot of players in the past had admitted they would rather play State of Origin than actually play for Australia.

The three-game State of Origin rugby league series is still going strong in 2022 and we are once again in for a treat when the Blues and Maroons literally lock horns. Money and trophies mean nothing in this game, State of Origin is all about pride – it’s as simple as that.

State Of Origin Schedule

Game 1

New South Wales v Queensland – Wednesday, June 8 @ Accor Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales – Queensland beat NSW 16-10

Game 2

New South Wales v Queensland – Sunday, June 26 @ Optus Stadium, Perth, Western Australia – NSW beat Queensland 44-12

Game 3

Queensland v New South Wales – Wednesday, July 13 @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland

2022 State of Origin Series Betting Tips FAQ

  • Who are the best bookies for the State of Origin Series?

The majority of bookmakers tend to offer plenty of enhancements and price boosts for the majority of matches, but in particular, both Sky Bet and Paddy Power tend to go that extra mile for their customers, offering points victories and a range of different players to score tries in the game as well as plenty of other markets and prop bets on the event. In the week leading up to the Origin matches, these two bookmakers also offer enhanced specials on a number of different markets.

Sky Bet is one of the bookmakers who have invested a lot of time and effort in producing rugby league markets for State of Origin, NRL & Super League. If you fancy a flutter on State of Origin, head over to Sky Bet to take advantage. Sky Bet Welcome Bonus Place Any Bet, Get £30 In Free Bets allows you to receive a little bonus for you to enjoy during the State of Origin series.

Paddy Power welcome bonus £10 Cash Back If 1st Bet Loses. This is great for State of Origin betting. Sign-up with Paddy Power and back New South Wales to win the first match, and when they lose you will get your money back on the stake you place up to £10.

  • How can I watch the State of Origin in the UK?

All three State of Origin matches will be shown live on Sky Sports. The opening game will be held in Sydney on Wednesday, June 8. The second game will head to Perth at the Optus Stadium on Sunday, June 26, before the series comes to a close in Brisbane on Wednesday, July 13 at the Suncorp Stadium.

  • What countries can I watch State of Origin in?

The 2022 State of Origin series will be broadcast live nationally on the Nine Network and 9Now, Sky Sport in New Zealand and Watch NRL internationally.

International Coverage:

Watch NRL: Not available in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Regions

Fox Sports 2 US

Sky UK

Fox Sports Asia

TVWAN Action (Papua New Guinea)

BeIN Sports (France)

Fox Netherlands

ESPN Africa

Rogers (Canada)

Sport24 (Worldwide In-Flight/In-Ship – excl Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Regions)