The Decider: NSW vs QLD

The greatest sporting rivalry in Australia comes to a climactic end with 'The Decider’, as Game III of the 2019 Holden State of Origin airs this Wednesday at 7.00pm AEST, EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on Nine.

Following a close loss in Game I in Brisbane, NSW bounced back to claim an emphatic 32-point victory in Game II in Perth. While NSW will head into the game in Sydney as favourites to become the first Blues side to win back-to-back series since 2005, they also face an unfavourable statistic. NSW has lost the last seven times an Origin series has gone to a deciding third game. Combined with the fact that the last seven games played at ANZ Stadium have been decided by four points or less, Game III is expected to be an absolute nailbiter.

Get the full guide to the decider on Wide World of Sports and follow the action on the live blog.

Much has been made about Mitchell Pearce’s return to the Origin arena following the injury to Nathan Cleary, and he will be seeking redemption after NSW’s long line of Origin losses in recent years.
QLD bring in three new faces – Christian Welch, Corey Norman and Ethan Lowe, who comes in for the late scratching of Matt Gillett. Cameron Munster replaces the injured Kalyn Ponga at fullback.

Ray Warren will call the epic encounter, along with Phil Gould, Paul Vautin, Andrew Johns, Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater, Paul Gallen, Darren Lockyer, Peter Sterling, Sam Thaiday and Wally Lewis commentating and analysing the action. 

Viewers will have unprecedented access to the game, with four supplementary streams available on 9Now in addition to the game itself. 
These include:
- New for this series, two exclusive player cams which will follow perhaps the two most scrutinised players on the field - Mitchell Pearce and Cameron Munster.
- Spidercam, offering a broader view of the action across the field
- Referee Cam, allowing fans to see and hear everything that the referee does on the field.

Pre-match entertainment will be provided by The Voice Australia’s newest Coach, Guy Sebastian, who will light up ANZ Stadium with a medley of his biggest hits.

For further information please contact Nine Publicity:  
Jason Evans
E jaevans@nine.com.au
P 02 9965 2052

Tuesday, July 9, 2019