PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23: A general view as the Australian national anthem is played during game two of the 2019 State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at Optus Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Newcastle is set to be confirmed as the host venue for the third and final Origin clash for 2021.

As reported by The Daily TelegraphMcDonald Jones Stadium is set to be announced as the venue to field next Wednesday's clash to conclude this year's season.

With the latest COVID-19 outbreak continuing to impact Sydney, Newcastle will be a benefactor in edging out Victoria and Queensland to replace the New South Wales capital to host Origin III.

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Sydney is facing the reality of an extended lockdown following their rise in community COVID-19 cases, forcing the NRL to move venues for next week's clash.

According to News Corp, restrictions will likely set a maximum crowd capacity of 23,000-24,000 at a rate of 75 per cent attendance, with the league managing to keep the match in NSW.

The venue change will be a major boost for the Novocastrian community, with the Origin finale to be placed in front of an energetic crowd in what will be a historic evening for locals and the NRL.