Rugby league’s greatest rivalry returns live and exclusive to Nine this week when the Queensland Maroons face the NSW Blues in State of Origin Game 1 at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday, May 31, at 5.30pm.
The voice of rugby league, Ray “Rabs” Warren, will call the action from the Nine Network commentary box alongside Peter Sterling, Phil Gould and Paul Vautin.
James Bracey will host Nine’s coverage flanked by rugby league immortals Andrew Johns and Wally Lewis, along with Origin legends Darren Lockyer and Brad Fittler.
Origin support programming:
• Six Tackles With Gus – The hardest opinions and news stories throughout the 2017 Origin series will be covered every week on the podcast Six Tackles with Gus. Nine’s James Bracey will discuss the biggest rugby league issues of the week throughout the series with NRL legend and expert commentator Phil Gould.
• Wwos.nine.com.au – Wide World of Sports will have expert analysis before and after each Origin match, with Gus Gould to pen his exclusive column on Wednesday and Thursday on top of his Six Tackles with Gus podcast. David Middleton will run his rule over the key statistics that will determine the Maroons’ and Blues’ fate, while the WWOS team will have the latest news about each side in the lead-up to the match.
• NRL Footy Show – SOO Special, Thursday, June 1 – The 11-time Logie Award-winning NRL Footy Show State of Origin Special will have all angles covered following Origin I with the raw emotion captured through exclusive post-match interviews giving viewers unrivalled access to the best players in the game from the sheds at Suncorp Stadium.