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:   Sporting News

Fifita yet to declare allegiance to NSW

  Fifita yet to declare allegiance to NSW NSW coach Brad Fittler says prop Andrew Fifita is yet to declare his allegiance to the Blues or whether he will play for Tonga in 2018.NSW coach Brad Fittler has revealed Andrew Fifita is yet to declare his allegiance to the Blues as he weighs up his representative future.

The NRL has sensationally announced that a State of Origin game will be taken to the Adelaide Oval in 2020. According to NRL .com, the 2020 game is expected to be either the first of the series on a Wednesday night or the second

Search. nrl . Talking points from State of Origin Game II at ANZ Stadium. Two tackles later Darius Boyd put a move between Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson before passing to Holmes NSW looked a completely different side in the second half — and NRL Immortal Andrew Johns was ropeable .

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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, 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.

Brad Fittler: Maloney and Cleary need to prove themselves

  Brad Fittler: Maloney and Cleary need to prove themselves New Blues coach Brad Fittler has discussed the halves pairing conundrum that NSW faces in 2018, as all eyes look towards James Maloney and Nathan Cleary at Penrith. After Maloney and Knights recruit Mitchell Pearce once again failed to rock QLD's combination of Anthony Milford, Cameron Munster and Johnathan Thurston over a three-game State of Origin series, Freddy has deemed a clean slate policy is necessary for all positions in his side.With both incumbent Blues halves at new clubs in 2018, they have fresh opportunities to plead their selection case.

nrl . State of Origin Game 1 at Suncorp Stadium updates. Pearce fell immediately to the ground and did not move in the set of tackles. Chambers’ hit then had a ripple effect which saw Maroons star Anthony Milford butt-heads with teammate Corey Oates.

The team at NRL .com and celebrity guests give their views on Holden State of Origin Game One. It has an ability to draw in fans and audiences that would not normally watch sport, and that is what makes Orign so great.

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.

Cowboys' Granville step closer to Origin

  Cowboys' Granville step closer to Origin North Queensland hooker Jake Granville is a step closer to State of Origin selection, despite missing the Emerging Maroons squad this year. He may have been a glaring omission in a new-look Emerging Maroons squad but North Queensland hooker Jake Granville is one step closer to State of Origin selection.Granville spent the last two years at the Emerging Maroons camp but he appeared to have slipped in the pecking order when Queensland coach Kevin Walters announced his streamlined 2018 squad.Walters this year opted for a smaller 11-strong squad for his Gold Coast camp - and Cowboys No.9 Granville missed the cut.

State of origin . Greenberg hails 'significant' Adelaide Origin coup. Author. NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has hailed State of Origin 's venture into Adelaide as "a significant coup" for the game 's push to be embraced on a truly national scale.

NSW's David Klemmer during State of Origin . Picture: Brett CostelloSource:News Corp Australia. IN a move that has already perplexed South Australian residents, the NRL this morning announced a State of Origin match would head to Originally published as Adelaide to host Origin clash 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.

See the best responses via Facebook below.

There were a small minority who welcomed the change.

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<p>Adelaide have downed Geelong by 10 points to win the inaugural AFLX grand final.</p>The Crows won 57-47 in the decider of Thursday night's debut of the short-format in Adelaide.

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