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.

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NSW v Queensland State of Origin Game 2 Odds, Tips & Predictions

Game two of the State of Origin series heads to Perth with New South Wales needing to win in order to keep their hopes of winning the series alive.

Queensland won game one in Sydney 16-10 with Dane Gagai, Daly Cherry-Evans and Valentine Holmes scoring the crucial tries.

The Maroons were clearly the better team in Sydney, and poor form and injuries have forced Blues coach Brad Fittler to make a number of changes in order to level the series.

Jack Wighton is out through illness, but the axe has fallen on Kotoni Stags, Regan Campbell-Gillard, Ryan Matterson and Tariq Sims.

Manly forward Jake Trbojevic has been recalled, while Matt Burton has been handed his first call-up to replace Wighton. Other new faces in the squad include Victor Radley, Clint Gutherson and Jordan McLean.

Queensland have made a few changes themselves. Reuben Cotter and Xavier Coates are both injured and have been replaced by Tino Fa’asumaleaui and Murray Taulagi.

Jai Arrow is back in the squad on the bench, while Tom Dearden, Corey Oates, Reece Walsh, Beau Fermor and Thomas Flegler have been named as reserves.

Maroons coach Billy Slater proved his doubter wrong with the way his team performed in game one. Many critics felt he was out of his depth in his first coaching assignment, but he showed his promise with a well-coached outfit.

I think Fittler has made too many changes in order to try and find a fix, I am backing the Maroons to make it back-to-back wins and win the series with a game to play.

I am backing Queensland to grab a 1-12 points victory, while I also expect Holmes to score at any time. Holmes has been in fine form this season and his new position of centre allows him to be more attacking.

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

Game 3

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

State of Origin: New South Wales v Queensland Squads

New South Wales Blues: 1. James Tedesco (c) (Sydney Roosters), 2. Brian To’o (Penrith Panthers),
3. Matt Burton (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), 4. Stephen Crichton (Penrith Panthers), 5. Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters), 6. Jarome Luai (Penrith Panthers), 7. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers), 8. Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos), 9. Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers), 10. Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), 11. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 12. Liam Martin (Penrith Panthers), 13. Isaah Yeo (Penrith Panthers), 14. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 15. Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters), 16. Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels), 17. Siosifa Talakai (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 18. Nicho Hynes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), 19. Joseph Suaalii (Sydney Roosters), 20. Jordan McLean (North Queensland Cowboys), 21. Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels), 22. Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters). Coach: Brad Fittler.

Queensland Maroons: 1. Kalyn Ponga (Newcastle Knights), 2. Selwyn Cobbo (Brisbane Broncos), 3. Valentine Holmes (North Queensland Cowboys), 4. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights), 5. Murray Taulagi (North Queensland Cowboys), 6. Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm), 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Sea Eagles), 8. Lindsay Collins (Sydney Roosters), 9. Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons), 10. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders), 11. Kurt Capewell (Brisbane Broncos), 12. Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm), 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Gold Coast Titans), 14. Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm), 15. Jai Arrow (South Sydney Rabbitohs), 16. Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos), 17. Jeremiah Nanai (North Queensland Cowboys), 18. Tom Dearden (North Queensland Cowboys), 19. Thomas Flegler (Brisbane Broncos), 20. Beau Fermor (Gold Coast Titans), 21. Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos), 22. Reece Walsh (Warriors). Coach: Billy Slater.

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)