State Of Origin Game 3: Blues vs Maroons In Title Decider

Your guide to the Game 3 decider.

State Of Origin Game 3: Blues vs Maroons In Title Decider

State of Origin 2022 is in full swing, with Game 3 due to be played on Wednesday 13th July 2022. The State of Origin teams are currently tied with one win each, making Game 3 the decider.

The Maroons won Game 1 16-10 at the Accor Stadium in Sydney, but the Blues aboslutely demolished their opponents in Game 2 44-12 at the Optus Stadium in Perth.

Queensland will be hoping to win Game 3 and extend their lead over New South Wales in terms of overall titles. But, where can you watch State of Origin game 3, what are the latest odds and what is the latest team news?

Read on to find out.

What time does State of Origin Game 3 kick-off?

  • 8.10pm kick-off

The Ampol State of Origin game 3 will kick-off at 8.10pm on Wednesday 13th July 2022. However, the first ball probably won’t be kicked until around 8.15pm, as both teams will carry out the Acknowledgement of Country and the singing of the Australian national anthem.

Where is State of Origin Game 3 being played?

image: @suncorpstadium
  • Suncorp Stadium, Queensland

State of Origin game 3 is being played at the Suncrop Stadium is Brisbane, Queensland. Suncorp Stadium has been the host venue of the most State of Origin games at 58, with Queensland winning the most games, with 37 wins.

How to watch State of Origin Game 3.

If you don’t have tickets to 2022 State of Origin game 3, then you can watch it from the comfort of your own home (or at a pub) then you can watch game 3 on the free-to-air Channel Nine or stream it via the 9Now app.

Who is winning State of Origin?

QLD Maroons and NSW Blues are currently tied 1 – 1. Game 3 will be the decider.

State of Origin 2022 Game 3 teams

Image: @nswblues

Both Queensland coach Billy Slater and NSW coach Brad Fittler have named their teams for State of Origin game 3. Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans starts, as does NSW captain James Tedesco, but following an injury and a Covid-19 scare, the New South Wales team looks a little different than expected.

Here are the full team lineups.

Queensland MaroonsNumberNew South Wales Blues
Kalyn Ponga1James Tredesco (c)
Selwyn Cobbo2Brian To’o
Valentine Holmes3Matt Burton
Dane Gagai4Stephen Crichton
Corey Oates5Daniel Tupou
Tom Dearden6Jarome Luai
Daly Cherry-Evans (c)7Nathan Cleary
Lindsay Collins8Junior Paulo
Ben Hunt9Apo Koroisau
Josh Papalii10Jake Trbojevic
Kurt Capewell11Cameron Murray
Jeremiah Nanai12Liam Martin
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui13Isaah Yeo
Harry Grant14Damien Cook
Jai Arrow15Angus Crichton
Patrick Carrigan16Jacob Saifiti
Tom Gilbert17Siosifa Talakai
Thomas Flegler18Jack Wighton
TBC19Chad Townsend
Beau Fermor20Clint Gutherson
Hasimo Tabuai-Fidwo21Dale Finucane
Sam Walker22Reece Robson

State of Origin Game 3 news

Jordan McLean was expected to make his first start for NSW Blues in Game 3, but he injured his hamstring during training and will now sit out of the game. Jacob Saifiti takes his place.

New South Wale’s reserve player Nico Hynes tested positive to Covid-19 following a training session and will also sit out of Game 3. Chad Townsend takes his place in the reserve lineup.

Queensland Maroons are without five-eigth Cameron Munster, also due to Covid-19. Munster has proven to be a pivotal player for the Maroons in past Origin games and, as Sydney Morning Herald states, is part of the reason for bookmakers making NSW the favourites to win the series.

State of Origin Game 3 latest betting odds

Queensland Maroons player Kurt Capewell. Image: @qldmaroons

New South Wales Blues go into Game 3 as favourites, following their huge win over Queensland in Game 2.

NSW are now 1.35 favourites with SportsBet, compared to Queensland at 3.25. These odds can be subject to change before kick-off on Wednesday.

Head to SportsBet to find the latest betting odds for Game 3.

2022 State of Origin stats & results

While New South Wales Blues go into Game 3 of the 2022 State of Origin as favourites, results from previous years go in favour of Queensland Maroons.

The two teams have gone into Game 3 as being the deciding game on 21 previous occasions, and Queensland have won 14 of those, compared to New South Wales’ 5. The two teams have also drawn twice in game 3, and saw the Maroons take home the shield on both occasions as the current holders.

The Suncorp Stadium has hosted 12 State of Origin deciders, and New South Wales have only won two of those, the most recent being in 2005. Of the last 16 games to be played at Suncorp Stadium, Queensland have won 13.

Can the Blues use the momentum from their Game 2 win to see them clinch the title, or will the home crowd support for the Maroons be enough to see them win yet another title.

Who do you have pegged to win?