NRL: Women’s Home State 2022 location, date

This year’s State of Origin women’s match will be played at GIO Stadium in Canberra for the first time ever, it has been announced.

Since the women’s version of the interstate match was renamed in 2018, the fighters have won two matches apiece, with the Maroons set to make it three in a row in 2022.

The game is scheduled for Friday June 24, with the men’s format set to follow two days later and fall on Sunday this week. it’s a week off for the NRL, so the women’s showpiece kicks off a standalone weekend.

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“The Ampol Women’s State of Origin is quickly becoming one of the most exciting events on our calendar and we are delighted to bring the game to a neutral venue for the very first time,” said NRL CEO Andrew Abdo. .

“When Women’s State of Origin launched at North Sydney Oval in 2018 we all knew it would be something special and Canberra becoming the first neutral venue to host the event is another step in the evolution and growth of the female game.

“Both states have won two Origin games each, so it’s only fitting that Game 5 will be played at a neutral venue.

“The Canberrans are avid rugby league fans and we look forward to giving fans the opportunity to witness the elite women’s game for the first time ever. It is a great city and we are delighted to bring new content to the region.

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Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said it was a welcome boost for the state as the club push ahead with their bid for an NRLW license in 2023.

“The Raiders are very excited to hear that the Women’s State of Origin 2022 is coming to Canberra for the first time and we know the local community will support the game at GIO Stadium,” he said.

“The Raiders are working hard on our bid to secure an NRLW squad for 2023 and high profile women’s games in Canberra will go a long way to show our commitment and passion for the women’s game.”

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