State Of Origin – The Decider A Wide World Of Sports Special Event

State of Origin – The Decider is building as the biggest game of rugby league ever, and today Nine announced a special broadcast to spotlight this amazing event. 

From 7.00pm on Wednesday, July 12, Wide World of Sports will produce a special one-hour pre-match show live from Suncorp Stadium – the spiritual home of State of Origin. 

Nine commentator and NSW’s most successful coach, Phil Gould, says: “This will be the biggest game of rugby league ever. It will break all the records. The Blues smashed Queensland in Origin I before Queensland and their champions showed us why they are exactly that in Origin II. It all comes down to this – The Decider!”

Exclusively LIVE and FREE from 7.00pm on Nine, The Decider will give the audience unprecedented access to the players and coaches with expert analysis from rugby league Immortals Andrew “Joey” Johns and Wally “The King” Lewis, along with Origin legends Peter Sterling, Paul Vautin, Darren Lockyer, Brad Fittler and Phil Gould

Speaking on the announcement, Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone, said: “The build-up to The Decider will be incredible. There are so many angles and stories to tell that we’ll struggle to get it all in – even with the extra half-hour.”

Nine’s Head of NRL, Ben Clark, said: “There’ll be a special tribute to Johnathan Thurston, and who knows how many of the Queensland champions are playing their last Origin? Is this the last chance to see them? Will NSW be able to beat them? Or will the great Queensland dynasty finish on top?”

Nine’s Director of Sports Sales, Sam Brennan, said: “Origin I and II were commercial sellouts. With The Decider looming as the biggest game of rugby league ever, it means there’ll be huge interest from brands to get involved in this unique opportunity.”

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Broadcast Times

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
State of Origin – The Decider
XXXX Queensland Maroons vs VB NSW Blues

Sydney 7.00pm LIVE on Nine 
Brisbane 7.00pm LIVE on Nine 
Melbourne 7.00pm LIVE on Nine
Adelaide 7.00pm LIVE on Nine
Perth 5.30pm LIVE on Nine


For further information please contact:  
Ryley McKay - Nine Network Publicity
P 02 9965 2727 M 0413 378 052

Friday, June 23, 2017