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QRL welcomes confirmation of Origin dates

Queensland Rugby League managing director Robert Moore has welcomed today’s State of Origin scheduling announcement by the National Rugby League.

The men’s Origin series will be played over three-consecutive Wednesdays starting November 4, while the women’s Origin clash is locked in for Friday, November 13.

Moore said while discussions were still ongoing to finalise the venues, today’s confirmation of the November scheduling was an important step forward during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve been in consultation with the NRL about the re-start of the season, and we’re grateful that Origin has always been a part of those discussions,” Moore said.

“Now that the dates have been officially released, our coaches and performance teams can step up some of their planning.

“We’re very thankful to the NRL, state and federal governments, as well as the broadcasters and clubs, for being able to reach this outcome in the midst of such a challenging period.”

With the re-commencement of the NRL season just days away, Moore said today’s Origin announcement would provide further optimism for rugby league fans.

“State of Origin is a key priority for everyone, particularly Queensland supporters who are some of the most passionate fans in the country,” Moore said.

Origin dates

Game I: Wednesday, November 4

Game II: Wednesday, November 11

Game III: Wednesday, November 18

Women’s Origin: Friday, November 13