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

03:26  14 february  2018
03:26  14 february  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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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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Australian sport's greatest rivalry, the Holden State of Origin series , will be played at the historic Adelaide Oval for the first time in 2020 . NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said Origin was the game's showpiece event and deserved to be showcased to another new market.

The Adelaide Oval has been awarded hosting rights to one of the matches during the 2020 edition of the State of Origin , the annual Australian rugby league series .

"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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Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide , South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide . The venue is predominantly used for cricket and Australian rules

Adelaide to host State of Origin game in 2020 . State of Origin will be headed to uncharted territory with the NRL striking a multimillion-dollar deal with the South Australian government to play a historic match at the Adelaide Oval in 2020 .

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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