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Sport NRL fans ropeable that a State of Origin game has moved to Adelaide

04:16  14 february  2018
04:16  14 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Adelaide will host a State of Origin match when rugby league ’s fiercest series hits the road again in 2020 . Future State of Origin venues. 2020 The NRL have announced another game will be played away from the three eastern states in 2020 when the Adelaide Oval hosts its first ever Origin game .

Whilst other Australian states also have representative rugby league teams, they have From this time on an increasing number of Queensland players moved to the much stronger Sydney In 2012, then NRL CEO David Gallop introduced the Under-20s State of Origin for Toyota Cup players which

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When news broke on Wednesday morning that one of the State of Origin games in 2020 will be played at the Adelaide Oval, most NRL fans reacted with anger and confusion.

According to NRL.com, to ensure crowds can reach maximum capacity, either game one or two - which is now played on a stand-alone weekend - will be entrusted to the South Australian government.

The news comes a year after the West Australian government paid several million dollars to host the second game of the 2019 series at the new Optus Stadium.

Expansion plans in rugby league have been talked about previously, with fans suggesting that teams should be included from Western Australia or even PNG.

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A State of Origin game will be played at Adelaide Oval in 2020 after historic deal. Fans reacted with outrage at the decision, as Adelaide does not have a NRL team. Rugby league 's fiercest series will hit the South Australian capital in 2020, following games in Melbourne this year and Perth in 2019

nrl . State of Origin , Game Three at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The Manly star was reportedly booed by Queensland fans as soon as he walked out onto Suncorp Stadium with teammates. Origin officials have reportedly conceded ticket sales indicate the game will not be a sell-out. Slater moved to avoid any potential Origin III awkwardness with Smith when he tried to end the rumours about his

South Australia hasn't had a rugby league franchise since the Adelaide Rams.

They were founded in 1995, played their first season in 1997, which was in Super League, and then their last season was the very next year which happened to be the first year of the NRL.

They only won 13 out of 42 games, but still finished above the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Gold Coast Charges and Western Suburbs Magpies in the inaugural NRL season.

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Queensland Rugby League boss Robert Moore says State of Origin has "gone beyond" the days of a team hosting two games every year after Adelaide Adelaide Oval will also host Sydney Roosters' Round 16 NRL clash with Melbourne this year. Three NRL matches have been played at the venue

Adelaide has been named State of Origin ’s latest neutral venue, prompting questions about when Sydney and Brisbane will again host more than one clash NRL football boss Brian Canavan talked down the prospect of a backlash from Queensland or NSW fans for taking the game to neutral territory.

Sporting News asked their fans whether the game's biggest show should be taken outside QLD and NSW?

The answer was a resounding no with most supporters labelling the NRL money hungry.

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There were a small minority who welcomed the change.


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