State Of Origin Moving To Adelaide In 2020

State Of Origin Moving To Adelaide In 2020

State Of Origin Moving To Adelaide In 2020

It will be the third consecutive series in which a game will be played outside NSW and Queensland with matches allocated for the MCG in 2018 and Perth next year.

"This is why I don't watch footy anymore, ' said one disgruntled fan on Facebook, followed by: 'Right that's it, fair is fair, the Melbourne Cup will be held in QLD this year".

Adelaide is set to host its first State of Origin game at Adelaide Oval, but punters will have to wait until 2020 for the action.

But they will not get their first chance until at least 2021 after the Adelaide announcement.

It is yet to be confirmed which game of the series will be played.

"I don't know if the days of a team hosting two games a year are numbered but the game has gone beyond that", he told AAP.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said he looked forward to seeing the game in Adelaide.

"But who is to say in the future".

"New Zealand is also a very strong market".

IN a move that has already perplexed South Australian residents, the NRL this morning announced a State of Origin match would head to Adelaide Oval in 2020.

NSWRL chief esecutive David Trodden said: "The NSWRL is supportive of expanding and growing Rugby League by taking the jewel in the game's crown to new markets".

"We've been through that before with Melbourne and that doesn't seem to worry us", he said.

"That will only be enhanced when Origin is played at such a historic venue like Adelaide Oval".

"They'd play in a bindi field if they had to, they just love what Origin's about", he said.

"People here in South Australia will go to see anything at the Adelaide Oval because it's one of the best stadiums in the world", South Australian Minister for Sport Leon Bignell said.

The last rugby league fixture to be played on Adelaide Oval was just a year ago, with Mitchell Pearce hitting the winning field goal against Melbourne in round 16.

Three NRL matches have been played at the venue since 2010 with a combined crowd of 41,800 - well short of the ground's 53,500 capacity.