State of Origin 2020: Game III, NSW Blues vs QLD Maroons teams, kick-off time, start time, how to watch, live stream, weather, betting odds
Game III of the 2020 State of Origin series is upon us in a tantalising winner takes all fixture in front of a packed crowd.
The series is all square at 1-1 after the Blues levelled things up at ANZ to force a decider at Suncorp Stadium.
Here’s everything you need to know about the third and final Origin for 2020 in our Ultimate Guide.
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NSW Blues: 1. James Tedesco (c) 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Clint Gutherson 4. Jack Wighton 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cody Walker 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Damien Cook 10. Payne Haas 11. Angus Crichton 12. Tyson Frizell 13. Jake Trbojevic. Interchange: 14. Dale Finucane 15. Junior Paulo 16. Nathan Brown 17. Isaah Yeo
Reserves: 18. Ryan Papenhuyzen 19. Jarome Luai 20. Cameron McInnes 21. Nic Cotric
Coach: Brad Fittler
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QLD Maroons: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Xavier Coates 3. Kurt Capewell 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan* 6. Cameron Munster 7. Daly Cherry-Evans (c) 8. Christian Welch 9. Jake Friend 10. Josh Papalii 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui. Interchange: 14. Harry Grant* 15. Lindsay Collins 16. Jai Arrow 17. Dunamis Lui
Reserves: 18. Ben Hunt 19. Edrick Lee 20. Moeaki Fotuaika 21. Brenko Lee
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The latest weather projection for Brisbane on Wednesday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM):
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about bayside suburbs, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds southeasterly 25 to 40 km/h.
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8.10pm (AEDT) for NSW and Victorian viewers and 7.10pm AEST for Queenslanders.
WHEN WILL IT ACTUALLY START?
Kick-off is often delayed about 10 minutes, so we could be waiting until 8.20pm for the first whistle.
However in Game 1I, kick-off was relatively punctual, coming in at 8.15pm.
HOW TO WATCH
Game III will be broadcast on Channel 9 and a live stream can be found on 9Now. Fox Sports 502 and Kayo will replay the game with their own commentary team at the conclusion of the live broadcast on Channel 9.
Limited crowd capacities have been relaxed in Queensland for the decider with a sell-out crowd set to be on hand for the first time this series following the restrictions for the coronavirus pandemic.
Tickets for all games are available via the NRL website at nrl.com/tickets.
After their dominant 34-10 win in Game II to level the series, punters and bookies have installed the NSW Blues as heavy favourites to win a third straight series.
Fittler’s side are $1.45 favourites to QLD Maroons’ long outside price of $2.90, as per Ladbrokes on Monday November 18, 2020.
Josh Addo-Carr ($4.25) leads the first try scorer market while NSW captain James Tedesco is the best fancy for Man of the Match at $6. Queensland’s best shot there is Cameron Munster at $10, behind three NSW players.