The MCG beckons for NSW Blues captain Paul Gallen and QLD Maroons captain Cameron Smith in State of Origin II.

State of Origin II tickets selling fast

Only 10,000 general public tickets remain available for Holden State of Origin II at the MCG on June 17 after huge interest in rugby league's showpiece event from Victorians and interstate visitors.

State of Origin is at an all-time high after NSW finally ended Queensland's eight-year dominance by winning the 2014 series, but the Blues are on the back foot following a Maroons victory in game one of the 2015 series in Sydney last month.

Game two of the 2015 series will be held at the iconic MCG for the first time in 18 years.

"On the back of a wonderful crowd at game one in Sydney, ticket sales have been very encouraging in Melbourne as well as in Brisbane," NRL CEO Dave Smith said.

"It will be incredible to see Origin at the MCG for the first time in almost two decades and it is clear the people of Melbourne have embraced the game as well.

"State of Origin continues to be the country's most anticipated sporting contest."

The NSW VB Blues and Queensland XXXX Maroons teams for game two of the series will be announced on Tuesday.

Go to ticketek.com.au/origin, call 132 849 or visit any Ticketek agency to secure your tickets.

All you need to know about State of Origin II in Melbourne.