UPDATE @ 10.30am: A State of Origin match is heading to South Australia for the first time ever.
The announcement was made by NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan at Adelaide Oval today.
It’s understood the match will either be game one or two, and will be held on a Sunday.
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NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said Origin was the game’s showpiece event and deserved to be showcased to another new market.
“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.
This year, a State of Origin match will be held in Melbourne, while a game will be played in Perth in 2019.
“Melbourne embraced State of Origin in 2015 and we expect another special night at the MCG for Game One this year,” Mr 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.”
EARLIER @ 8.30am: IT has been revealed this morning that a State of Origin match is headed for South Australia.
In an historic first, Adelaide Oval is set to host one of three matches in 2020, NRL.com reports.
The official announcement is expected to be made by NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan at Adelaide Oval today.
It’s understood the match will either be game one or two, and will be held on either a Wednesday night or Sunday.
This year, a match will be held in Melbourne, while a game will be played in Perth in 2019.