Sport Adelaide Oval scores State of Origin hosting rights for 2020 series

03:26  14 february  2018
03:26  14 february  2018 Source:   Sydney Morning Herald

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South Australia will become State of Origin 's newest host state after Adelaide Oval clinched the rights to host a game in the 2020 series . Heading south: State of Origin is going to Adelaide in 2020 .

South Australia will become State of Origin 's newest host state after Adelaide Oval clinched the rights to host a game in the 2020 series .

Heading south: State of Origin is going to Adelaide in 2020. © AAP Heading south: State of Origin is going to Adelaide in 2020. South Australia will become State of Origin's newest host state after Adelaide Oval clinched the rights to host a game in the 2020 series.

The NRL is set to confirm on Wednesday a deal has been struck with the South Australian government for rugby league's showpiece series to be played in the AFL-mad city.

It will be the third straight year the NSW-Queensland rivalry will go on the road with the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Perth's new Optus Stadium to host fixtures in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has made no secret of his desire to expand State of Origin outside of its traditional NSW and Queensland borders and has opted for the state-of-the-art Adelaide Oval to be the next in line.

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South Australia will become State of Origin 's newest venue after Adelaide Oval clinched hosting rights for a game in the 2020 series . Heading south: State of Origin is going to Adelaide in 2020 . Photo: AAP.

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"Melbourne embraced State of Origin in 2015 and we expect another special night at the MCG for game one this year," Greenberg said.

"The fact that this contest will be embraced by Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide in consecutive years is a significant coup for the game.

"Adelaide is a new market in terms of hosting this match but we know that Origin is a popular event in the city, as it is across the country.

"That will only be enhanced when Origin is played for the first time at such a historic venue like Adelaide Oval.

"I'd like to thank the South Australian Government as well as the South Australian Tourism Commission for their support of the event and I look forward to seeing Australia's greatest sporting rivalry in Adelaide."

The Roosters toppled Melbourne in a one-point cliffhanger in the NRL's return to the city of churches last year and the tricolours will again take a game to South Australia in 2018.

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The South Australian government has already indicated it wants the match to be one of the first two games of the series - thereby eliminating the risk of hosting a dead rubber - much in the same ilk Melbourne will host the opening game of this year's series.

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Mad Katters bemoan Adelaide's Origin game .
Katter's Australian Party MPs will wear maroon armbands to parliament in protest of a State of Origin game being given to Adelaide in 2020. Mr Katter and his colleagues Shane Knuth and newly-elected Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto will wear their maroon armbands when the state's 56th parliament gets down to business on Thursday."This is our peaceful protest, and we hope people follow our lead," he said.Deputy opposition leader and former NRL referee Tim Mander won't be wearing an arm band, but he agreed with the sentiment.

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