Rugby coverage on Prime.

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 2017-05-13

Prime Rugby - State of Origin series - Netflix

The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three rugby league football match series between two Australian state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons. Referred to as Australian sport's greatest rivalry, the State of Origin series is one of Australia's premier sporting events, attracting huge television audiences and usually selling out the stadiums in which the games are played. It is regularly described as being the pinnacle of rugby league, even in comparison with international competitions. Players are selected to represent the Australian state in which they played their first senior rugby league game, hence the name 'state of origin'. Prior to 1980 players were only selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. In both 1980 and 1981 there were two interstate matches under the old selection rules and one experimental “State of Origin” match. From 1982 onwards a best-of-three match series has been played around the middle of the rugby league season for the State of Origin shield. During the early years, the results were extraordinarily even. However, since 2006, Queensland has won every series except in 2014 and 2018.

Prime Rugby - History - Netflix

^ Fagan, Sean (2005). The Rugby Rebellion. RL1908. ISBN 0-9757563-0-3. “State of Origin 30 Years: 1980 – 2009” by Liam Hauser, Rockpool Publishing, ISBN 9781921295386 “NSW v Queensland: 1908 – 1980” by Sean Fagan, RL1908, Retrieved 15 November 2005 ^ “The First State of Origin” by Sean Fagan, RL1908, Retrieved 15 November 2005 ^ “State of Origin History 1981–2004” by Sean Fagan, RL1908, Retrieved 15 November 2005 ^ “The Origin of State of Origin” by Sean Fagan, RL1908, Retrieved 15 November 2005 ^ Gallaway, Jack (2001). The Brisbane Broncos: The Team To Beat. University of Queensland Press. ISBN 0702233420. ^ Gallaway, Jack (2003). Origin: Rugby League's Greatest Contest 1980–2002. University of Queensland Press. ISBN 0-7022-3383-8. ^ McGregor, Adrian (2004). Wally Lewis: Forever the King. University of Queensland Press. ISBN 0-7022-3434-6. ^ “Overseas Players and State of Origin” by Jeff Wall, Crikey 12 April 2005, Retrieved 18 November 2005 ^ “The Origins of State of Origin” by Jeff Wall, Crikey 23 May 2005, Retrieved 15 November 2005 ^ “We Still Want Hunt” National Rugby League, 21 March 2005, Retrieved 18 November 2005 ^ “How it all began” stateoforigin.com.au, no date, retrieved 8 May 2007

Prime Rugby - References - Netflix