If it were a normal year the State of Origin would have just finished up and fans and teams would be either feeling elated or crushed depending on the results. But this year we all have to wait a little bit longer for this highly anticipated sporting event. The games will be running across three consecutive weeks on the 4th, 11th and 18th of November.
Having the matches so close together is not the norm. There has been lots of commentary about how physically and mentally demanding it will be for the players. Yet, players say it will all be worth it, they are excited that the Origin is still happening this year and hopefully, by November some fans will be able to come and fill the stadium.
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Despite Covid-19 and all of the associated restrictions, both the Maroons and the Blues have been training hard. The Maroons managed to fit in their two day camp at the beginning of the year where they selected their team. It was a great opportunity for the team members to build bonds right from the get go. As said by coach Kevin Walters "We want the 2020 Origin squad to spend as much time together to build their relationships off the field as well in their specific positions". The Blues started off the year with a 64 man squad at their camp, with 34 players in line for 2020 Origin honours by the end of the camp.
"This season will offer storylines, drama and excitement that cannot be scripted. Kick-off cannot come soon enough for all of us." – Andrew Abdo, NRL CEO
Another piece of good news is that the Women's Origin match will air on Friday night prime time TV, just two days after the men's series. It’s great to see the importance of Women's Rugby League being acknowledged and coming more into the mainstream.
This year's State of Origin is most definitely going to be one to remember. It is always wonderful to witness the sense of community, solidarity and pride that this event brings. Bundarra offers the perfect way to support your team with our range of QLD Tribute and NSW Tribute Polos and Leggings. Today we are also very excited to be launching our new range of Tribute Tees, which of course come in both maroon and blue so that everyone can represent their colours. Whether you’re going to be watching from home or the stadium we hope everyone has a brilliant State of Origin!