The NSW Blues hopes of defending their 2018 Origin title are on a knife’s edge when each states journey to play Recreation 2 of the collection in faraway Perth.
The second match of 2019 State of Origin collection might be performed at Optus Stadium in Perth, with the kick-off scheduled for 7:50pm AEST on Sunday 23 June.
That’s 5:50pm within the native AWST time zone.
After dropping the primary match to the Maroons in Queensland by 4 factors, the Blues must win this one to maintain the collection alive and e-book in a decider subsequent month at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
Queensland will fancy their probabilities of getting a win right here and icing the collection. Given potential decider can be on their opponent’s dwelling turf, this is likely to be their strongest probability.
It’s the primary time that Origin has been taken to Western Australia, in celebration of the famend new stadium which opened its doorways for the primary time final 12 months.
The stadium has a capability of 60,000 which is anticipated to extend to about 65,000 when configured for an oblong floor.
The very best crowd on the floor to date is 59,608 for the West Coast Eagles’ 2018 preliminary ultimate the place they defeated the Melbourne Demons.
The stadium additionally attracted 56,371 followers for Perth Glory’s grand ultimate in opposition to Sydney FC final month, which the Glory misplaced on penalties.
The stadium has additionally hosted a Take a look at match in opposition to India final summer season, and the one Australian-hosted recreation of the Bledisloe Cup might be hosted there later in 2019.
The venue has additionally seen performances from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Eminem, with Metallica, U2 and Queen all set to grace the stadium earlier than the top of 2019.
Eskimo Joe will present pre-match leisure at Origin 2, after indigenous rapper Briggs carried out on the first recreation of the collection.
Final 12 months Origin went to the MCG together with the normal strongholds of ANZ and Suncorp.