South Australia is set to keep its hosting rights for State Of Origin with the Adelaide Oval firming as the venue for game one of the series.
With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt to the season back in March, the NRL confirmed that State Of Origin would be moved to the end of the year .
Two years ago, it was confirmed that game one of the 2020 series would take place at the Adelaide Oval in a deal struck with the South Australian government.
Commentary from many pundits during the shutdown, including Maroons coach Kevin Walters , hinted that Adelaide may lose their hosting rights.
However, reports today suggest that Adelaide will keep the rights to host Origin I and both sides will fly in and out of South Australia on gameday.
The Australian’s Brent Read on Saturday said that there will be a meeting on Thursday where a number of issues including the location of Origin I will be confirmed.
Speaking on Triple M’s The Saturday Scrum , Read said that Adelaide should be locked in to host the opening match of the series.
“There’s a huge NRL Commission meeting on Thursday,” Read said on Triple M .
“It’s a big one there across a whole range of issues, State Of Origin is one of them.