NSW Blues get set to face off against Queensland’s Cameron Munster show for Origin 1

The State of Origin series kicks off on Wednesday bringing the annual state vs state, mate vs mate battle to Townsville after lockdown restrictions in Melbourne meant the game couldn’t take place there.

The match will see the Queensland Maroons attempt to hold onto the trophy after defeating New South Wales in the third game last year 20 to 14.

This year Paul Green’s Maroons will have a fight on their hands with Brad Fittler’s blues fielding a strong team largely drawn from powerhouse NRL club the Penrith Panthers.

Today on Please Explain, sports reporter Michael Chammas joins Nathanael Cooper to tell us what we can expect from the game.

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