BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Blues and Maroons fan cheer before game two of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Historic move that could change Origin

State of Origin will make history in 2019, with a multimillion-dollar deal to play a NSW v Queensland match in Perth for the first time: Game 2 of that year’s series, played on a weekend rather than mid-week.

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The match, which would be the first Origin fixture outside Australia’s eastern seaboard since an exhibition game in Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago, has been confirmed by NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg in reports on Friday.

It is hoped a weekend fixture, rather than the long-running Wednesday night option, will encourage fans to travel west for the game, the West Australian reported.



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