State of Origin III - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match New South Wales Blues v Queensland Maroons
:stadium: Venue CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast QLD
:clock10: Time Sunday 25th June 2021 7:50pm
:tickets: Tickets Available via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open Gates Open 5pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :sun_behind_small_cloud: Mostly Cloudy 16ยฐC (7% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel Nine (FTA) [LIVE]
:tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [DELAYED]
:desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
:kayo: Kayo Sports [DELAYED]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]

:rugby_football: State of Origin - Game 3 | Full Time

QLD Maroons 20 Tries Ben Hunt (2), Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.
Goals Valentine Holmes (2/2), Daly Cherry-Evans (2/2)
NSWBlues 18 Tries Latrell Mitchell, Jack Wighton, Apisai Koroisau.
Goals Latrell Mitchell (3/4)

Postgame Media








Queensland Maroons New South Wales Blues
Kalyn Ponga 1 FB 1 James Tedesco (c)
Valentine Holmes 2 WG 2 Brian Toโ€™o
Dane Gagai 3 CE 3 Latrell Mitchell
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4 CE 4 Tom Trbojevic
Xavier Coates 5 WG 5 Josh Addo-Carr
Cameron Munster 6 FE 6 Jack Whighton
Daly Cherry-Evans (c) 7 HB 7 Mitchell Moses
Christian Welch 8 PR 8 Daniel Saifiti
Ben Hunt 9 HK 9 Damien Cook
Josh Papalii 10 PR 10 Junior Paulo
Kurt Capewell 11 SR 11 Cameron Murray
Felise Kaufusi 12 SR 12 Tariq Sims
Jai Arrow 13 LK 13 Isaah Yeo
Alexander Brimson 14 INT 14 Apisai Koroisau
Tino Faโ€™asuamaleaui 15 INT 15 Angus Crichton
Moeaki Fotuaika 16 INT 16 Payne Haas
David Fifita 17 INT 17 Liam Martin
Francis Molo 18 RSV 18 Dale Finicane
Kurt Mann 19 RSV 19 Nicho Hynes
Thomas Flegler 20 RSV
Paul Green Head Coach Brad Fittler
Johnathan Thurston Assistant Coach Greg Alexander


State of Origin III
Referee Gerard Sutton
Sideline Official Todd Smith
Phil Henderson
Video Referee Ashley Klein

Due to COVID lockdown being extended to other parts of NSW, this match has been again relocated to CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast.

Gold Coast eh? So 3 games in โ€˜toad landโ€™!

Are they goin to get a points start as well ? :wink:

No need Puss, I hear Barry Gommersall is going to be the referee.


If tonight proved anything, itโ€™s that Moses is not the player he is made out to be by the media. We looked disjointed all game.

First problem - Fittlerโ€™s choice of 6 and 7. Should have been the Souths duo.
Second problem - the three fullbacks forgot they had two very good finishing wingers outside of them.

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Your last statement AR is the one for me, it was a hogathon close to the line. I donโ€™t know why, but it seemed like it was a Latrellathon and he was going to win it for us on his own.

Not a good team display at all !


Yes very disappointing- we couldnโ€™t get the ball to our outside guys in space. Whitton is a runner not a passer & it showed. The game was very slow for an origin game which suited the cane toads :frog: Still if Turbo had just run on that break we win - Ponga was never going to tackle him! It would have been so good for 3-0 all in QLD but not to be. Back to the comp now :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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