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Game 3 Match Day Guide

Key timings of the match day events so that you can make the most of your Origin experience.

Game III Key timings (AEST)

  • 5.00pm - Gates Open
  • 5.15pm - Kick off – NSW U20s v QLD U20s
  • 6.47pm - Full Time– NSW U20s v QLD U20s
  • 7.30pm - Pre Game Entertainment Begins
  • 8.10pm - Kick off - Bryden’s Lawyers NSW Blues v QLD Maroons
  • 9.56pm - Approx Full Time

ANZ Stadium Information

  • With 110,000 people expected in the precinct for the State of Origin series decider and other conflicting events, allow plenty of travel time with heavy traffic expected approaching Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Arrive early to soak up the big game atmosphere at Sydney Olympic Park with the pre-game party outside ANZ Stadium from 4:00 pm.
  • With public transport included in all game-day tickets, fans are encouraged to take advantage of the many additional and direct train and Major Event bus services in place for the event.
  • To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW event page.
  • Leave the car at home – with a large crowd expected, all fans who have not pre-booked parking should not drive. Visit the Sydney Olympic Park website for updates. 
  • Allow additional time for the security screening process when entering the Stadium.


Full information including public transport, parking, taxis, ride sharing and more can be found on the ANZ Stadium website.

An overview of the ANZ Stadium facilities including safety & security, ticketing and more can be found on the stadium website.

Supporter Collection

  • Blatchys Blues: NSW wigs & T-shirts – Light Tower 7 & 8
  • Maroon Members: QLD Scarves & Beanies – Light Tower 4 adjacent to Box Office A/B
  • Diamond Experience: Collection at Box Office A/B

Pre-Game Entertainment

Aussie icon and Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian will headline a pre-match spectacular prior to the opening Holden State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium – take your seat by 7:20pm to see the show!

Fans can also take part in the performance courtesy of the NRL’s partnership with Game Changer MVP’s Flashpoint technology. Be a part of the Pre-Game light show with the State of Origin Lightshow via the Official NRL App Created by Telstra.

Simply follow these easy steps before you arrive to the stadium to keep up to date on everything you need to know!

Download or update the latest version of the NRL app from the App Store or Google Play.

  • Turn your locations and push notifications settings on.
  • Be in your seat by 7.20pm.
  • When directed, open the NRL app and tap the Origin Light Show icon in the top left corner.
Acknowledgement of Country

Queensland Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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