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The 2019 State of Origin Series gets underway in Brisbane on Wednesday 5 June and this is a series that will have us all on the edge of our seats – no matter what the result!

  Queensland will go into the 2019 State of Origin series without Billy Slater, who won the Wally Lewis player of the series in 2018. This will be the first series since 2003 that Queensland will be without Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk or Billy Slater. But don’t worry Maroons fans, as Queensland have three of the game’s most exciting young talents, Kaylen Ponga, Cameron Munster and Michael Morgan, all of whom coach Kevin Walters will desperately be trying to fit in his best 17.  On the back of a 2-1 series win last year, New South Wales enter game one as a short-priced favourite, with bookies having them at $1.45 to lift the Origin Shield. But with early season injuries and suspensions to key back rowers Tyson Frizell and Jack de Belin, the preparation of the Blues has been hampered in the lead up to Game 1. The Blues will rely on all the youngsters they blooded in 2018, with their 14 total debutants being the most in an Origin game since the inaugural match in 1980.  This year promises to be exciting with the return of Origin to Perth for Game 2 on Sunday night 23 June before the series ends in Sydney on 10 July. Statistics have shown that it is basically impossible to win the series after losing Game 1, with the winner of game 1 going on to win the series on 75% of occasions. As a result, all eyes will be on the battle of Brisbane come 5 June.  Queensland enter this year right where they want to be, as big underdogs. Can New South Wales finally take control and win 2 series in a row or will Queensland find a way to win once again against all odds?  

It’s GAME time!

State of Origin Game I

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

8.10pm (AEST)

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

State of Origin Game II

Sunday, 23rd June 2019

7.50pm (AEST)

Perth Stadium, Perth

State of Origin Game III

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

8.10pm (AEST)

ANZ Stadium, Sydney


State of Origin Accommodation

So, you wasted invested all your money on purchasing the best seats in Suncorp Stadium but now you’re broke and still need to sort out the vital pre-game prep and post-game recovery accommodation? Don’t worry: We’ve got you covered for accommodation that won’t break the bank. Brisbane Holiday Village is not only close to Suncorp Stadium via car, bus, train, plane and pogo-stick (please can someone do this), but we also offer the BEST rates on our Holiday Cabins, Caravan and Camp Sites when you book directly with us! We’re located in Eight Mile Plains – only 15 minutes from Brisbane City and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast. Pre-prep for the game in an awesome cabin (we recommend the Vogue – Luxury and affordability) and enjoy our resort style facilities like our Lagoon Pool, Fully Licensed Restaurant, Tennis Court, BBQ area and sport field to name a few!

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 07 3341 6133 for more information, or to make a booking!


Transport to the game

It’s lucky Brisbane Holiday Village is so close to Brisbane – we have many options that’ll help you avoid the parking hassles of a jam-packed stadium!  Right outside the Village is a bus stop that takes you to the Garden City Bus Depot (5 mins up the road) where you can catch the shuttle bus to and from the game at Suncorp Stadium! You can also walk up to the Garden City Bus Depot (15 min walk from the Village) to jump on a bus to the train station. There are 2 trains stations located near to the village, both heading into Brisbane City and then onto Suncorp Stadium.  Our front reception also offers a Taxi-Butler push-to-call service if you’d like to call for a taxi.   

Go Team!

–   The BHV Team and Guest Blogger Tim Follett

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