NSW KICK OFF ORIGIN CAMPAIGN AT BLUES HQ NEXT TO ANZ STADIUM
Tuesday 28 May 2019 12:00am
- The 2019 Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues have assembled at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence in Sydney Olympic Park;
- The countdown is now on for the State of Origin series and the Blues are out to make it back-to-back series wins;
- ANZ Stadium will host a potential series decider on Wednesday 10 July;
- Brad Fittler is calling on NSW to turn ANZ Stadium into a giant Blues zone for Game III. Be a part of the action here.
By Emma Rothfield
THE NSW Blues kicked off their Holden State of Origin series preparations today with a training session at the game-changing NSWRL Centre of Excellence . . . just a footy kick away from the front gates of their home ground, ANZ Stadium.
Coach Fittler and his staff ran the Blues through their paces with new faces Cody Walker, Cameron Murray, Payne Haas, Jack Wighton and Nick Cotric getting a taste of Origin camp with the team looking relaxed and in good spirits ahead of their Game I clash in Brisbane on Wednesday 5 June.
The Blues are out to make it back-to-back series wins and hoist the shield on home turf for the first time since 2004, with Fittler calling on NSW fans to #BeTheDifference by turning ANZ Stadium and the surrounding precinct into a giant Blues Zone.
The Blues will head to Queensland’s Suncorp Stadium for Origin Game I before making the trip west to Perth’s Optus Stadium for Origin Game II on Sunday 23 June.
A new generation of Blues, including James Tedesco, Nathan Cleary, Damien Cook and Latrell Mitchell, secured a historic series victory at ANZ Stadium in front of 82,223 passionate fans in 2018.
More than 10,000 Blatchys Blues will fill the northern stands of ANZ Stadium, creating an atmosphere unrivalled in Origin footy. Be part of Blatchys Blues this year here.
So make sure you're at ANZ Stadium for another edition of rugby league's greatest rivalry. Secure your seat in history.