It’s that time of year again, when footy fans bust out the blue and maroon in support of their favourite state, team and players, in a series of heart-stopping matches.

While the first State of Origin match was held this week, this year’s Women’s State of Origin is also fast approaching, with the clash being held in Canberra for the first time.

The NRL Canberra Raiders’ home ground GIO Stadium will host the match on Friday 24 June, with fans able to watch the elite women’s game and enjoy the rivalry between NSW and QLD.

“Ampol Women’s State of Origin is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting events on our calendar and we are delighted to be taking the Game to a neutral venue for the very first time,’’ says NRL CEO, Andrew Abdo.

“Canberrans are passionate rugby league fans and we’re looking forward to giving fans the opportunity to witness the elite women’s game for the very first time. It’s a great city and we’re delighted to take new content to the region.”

For fans at home, you can also watch the game on Nine network, 9Now or stream it on the NRL app and Kayo.

“The Raiders are very excited with the news that the 2022 Women’s State of Origin is coming to Canberra for the first time and we know the local community will support the match at GIO Stadium,” says Canberra Raiders CEO, Don Furner.

Before the game kicks off at 7:45pm, GIO will also be showcasing local women’s talent with a Katrina Fanning Shield match between the Queanbeyan Blues and Woden Valley Rams set to serve as a curtain raiser at 5:30pm.

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