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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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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Adelaide will host a State of Origin match when rugby league ’s fiercest series hits the road again in 2020. NRL football boss Brian Canavan talked down the prospect of a backlash from Queensland or NSW fans for taking the game to neutral territory.

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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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The decision to play a State of Origin match in Adelaide has sparked outrage, with fans demanding to know why the city was chosen (pictured is the third State of Origin game of 2017). Rugby league 's fiercest series will hit the South Australian capital in 2020

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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