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State of Origin series opener moved to Townsville amid Covid outbreak in Melbourne – The Guardian

The 2021 State of Origin opener will be played in Townsville after the Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne forced the match away from the MCG

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  • Game One moved from MCG due to Victorian lockdown
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Mon 31 May 2021 06.46 BST
The 2021 State of Origin opener will be played in Townsville after the Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne forced the match to be moved from the MCG.
Queensland Country Bank Stadium will host the game on 9 June, with Victoria in lockdown following the recent coronavirus outbreak in the state.
The Australian Rugby League Commission and the Victorian government on Monday…

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