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The fifth official Ampol Women's State of Origin kicks off on Friday night with NSW looking to reclaim the shield against a Queensland side who have made it two straight wins in recent years.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the interstate clash.

Where and when is the game being played?

The State of Origin clash will be played at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Friday, June 24. Kick off is at 7:45pm AEST.

Gates open at 5:30pm with a curtain raiser between the Queanbeyan Blues and Woden Valley Rams taking place in the Katrina Fanning Shield.

How long does the match go for?

The women's State of Origin clash goes for 70 minutes, split into 35-minute halves. Extra time will apply if scores are level after 70 minutes. Golden point will apply if scores are level after extra time.

What's on for spectators?

NRL partners are celebrating Ampol Women’s State of Origin with exciting activations pregame and inside the venue throughout the evening.

  • Cruising is back! To celebrate, P&O Cruises is giving away a cruise. Be in your seats before kick-off to find out how to win.
  • Proud partners Harvey Norman will be creating a chill out zone in precinct with face painting and a DJ.
  • Harvey Norman will also be giving fans the chance to win with the Harvey Norman Half Time Klapper.
  • Fans will have the chance to win $5,000 cash in the half-time uniform race, all thanks to Chemist Warehouse.
  • Ampol Little Origin will take the field at half time to showcase the next generation of NRLW stars. 
  • KFC will be surprising some lucky fans with a $250 surprise and delight voucher.
  • Stay tuned throughout the night as Telstra's fan cams hit the big screens for your chance to win prizes.

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Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at Ampol Women's State of Origin | NRL.com.

  • Reserved seating - position yourself in the perfect spot to witness the game's very best players putting their all on the line for state pride! Secure your seat in the Mal Meninga or Gregan-Larkham stands.
  • General admission - immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Northern and Southern stands as you experience the wonder and exhilaration of Women's Origin footy. Whether you are cheering on the Sky Blues or Maroons, this is the perfect spot for groups looking to soak up the action.
  • Juniors under 15 enter free - To access the free Junior offer you must redeem a Category C ticket for each free Junior at the time of purchasing your paid ticket. Limit of 4 Juniors per adult (family tickets in Category C include paid tickets for 2 Adults and 2 free Juniors automatically. If you have an additional child you only need to add 1 free Junior to your transaction).

Where can I watch?

If you can't get to the game, the match will be shown across multiple broadcasters.

  • Nine (Brisbane/Sydney) GEM (Melbourne/Adelaide/Perth)
  • Foxtel – Fox League (nationally)
  • Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)
  • Kayo
  • 9Now

International coverage:

  • Watch NRL: Not available in Australia, New Zealand or Pacific Regions
  • Fox US (FS2)
  • Sky UK (Sky Sports Mix & Sky Sports Arena)
  • Fox Sports Asia
  • TVWAN Action (Papua New Guinea)
  • BeIN Sports (France)
  • Fox Netherlands
  • ESPN Africa
  • Rogers (Canada)
  • Sport24 (Worldwide In-Flight/In-Ship – excluding Australia, New Zealand or Pacific
  • Regions)

What is the history behind women's State of Origin?

Interstate rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland began in 1999 but wasn't officially called State of Origin until 2018.

The standalone event consists of just one game for the women to chase bragging rights and claim the women's Origin shield.

NSW won the first two official Origin games in 2018 and 2019 at North Sydney Oval before Queensland returned serve in 2020 and 2021 with victories on the Sunshine Coast. 

In 2023, the Origin rivalry is set to expand to a two-game series.

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What are the recent results between the two states?

Queensland are the current title holders with victory in 2020 an 2021. NSW previously held the shield for the first two years.

  • 2021: Queensland 8 defeated NSW 6 at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • 2020: Queensland 24 defeated NSW 18 at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • 2019: NSW 14 defeated Queensland 4 at Sunshine Coast Stadium
  • 2018: NSW 16 defeated Queensland 10 at Sunshine Coast Stadium

What is the player of the match awarded?

The player of the match receives the Nellie Doherty medal.

Nellie Doherty was a former player and pioneer from NSW and in 1921 helped launch women's rugby league in Australia.

Previously, both states played for the Nellie Doherty Cup until the Origin shield was introduced in 2018. The shield has no official name.

Previous winners of the Nellie Doherty medal include Queenslanders Tazmin Gray (2021), Tarryn Aiken (2020) and NSW pair Maddie Studdon (2019) and Isabelle Kelly (2018).

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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