It's that time of year again. For four weeks in the middle of winter, State of Origin football brings the nation to a standstill.
Queenslander or New South Welshman, the series captivates sports fans across Australia, as the 34 best players in the NRL battle it out for ultimate bragging honours.
For 38 years, the battle between maroon and blue has extended to all-out war as both teams put their bodies on the line to reap glory for their state.
While the last decade has been dominated by the men north of the border, the rivalry remains as strong as ever, if not stronger, as the Blues desperately try to overturn the nightmares inflicted by Queensland in 11 of the last 12 series.
Make sure to grab your:
— Beer Towers
— Roo Burgers
— Fosters (just kidding Aussies ;) )
— And anything else Oz as the battle commences.
ALL the action LIVE on our big screens!