State of Origin: NSW and Queensland fans gear up for blockbuster sporting Blues ...

Fans gear up for State of Origin blockbuster sporting Blues and Maroons colours as thousands flock to Adelaide Oval - but there are fears one man could RUIN it all NSW are gunning for three successive series wins after years of heartache Adelaide Oval is hosting an Origin match for the first time since 1980 NSW are raging $1.33 favourites, with Queensland paying $3.30 with TAB

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 08:22 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 08:34 GMT, 4 November 2020

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State of Origin, the highlight of the season for countless footy fans, has finally arrived - in Adelaide of all places and in November - when NSW tackle Queensland in the series opener on Wednesday night.

Kick-off is at 8.10pm (AEDT), with Brad Fittler's Blues the red hot favourites chasing three successive series wins against the Maroons who will be rank outsiders.

The Adelaide Oval hosts the interstate match for the first time since the concept was launched in 1980 with the series being played after the regular season due to COVID-19 disruptions.

The faithful have already been spotted in droves making their way to the traditional cricket ground in the City of Churches - as rugby league looks to spread its wings in another state. 

League fans are getting into the spirit ahead of Wednesday's state of origin opener

League fans are getting into the spirit ahead of Wednesday's state of origin opener

The rivalry between NSW and Queensland in State of Origin stretches back to 1980

The rivalry between NSW and Queensland in State of Origin stretches back to 1980

Rugby league commentator Phil Gould (pictured) is a polarising figure for many fans

Rugby league commentator Phil Gould (pictured) is a polarising

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