Media Releases, News

19 January 2022


NRL Wheelchair State of Origin to proceed minus spectators following medical advice


NSW and Queensland will play the NRL Wheelchair Rugby League State of Origin clash in Sydney on 29 January 2022 without spectators, following advice from the National Rugby League doctor.


In announcing the change, NRL Wheelchair Rugby League Chair Martin Meredith said, “The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is increasingly impacting the community.  Our number one priority is the health and safety of players and spectators, and we must follow medical advice at this time.


While it is disappointing that this year’s game will be held without a crowd, we feel fortunate that the Queensland team can travel to Sydney for the game that was postponed twice last year.”


NSW Rugby League will stream the game live so fans can still catch every minute of the action.


Details about the live stream will be shared prior to the event.


Media Contact:

Jo Ryan, 0421 059 866


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