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It couldn't have come at a worse time for the NRL, which is about to negotiate its free-to-air television rights deal, including the lucrative State of Origin series.It couldn't have come at a worse time for the NRL, which is about to negotiate its free-to-air television rights deal, including the lucrative State of Origin series.

Origin and controversy are famous friends and there was uproar again on Wednesday night from before the opening kick-off right up until the final siren. Origin and controversy are famous friends and there was uproar again on Wednesday night from before the opening kick-off right up until the final siren.

State of Origin 2020: NSW Vs Queensland, game 1, welcome to country snub, talk over, controversy

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TV ratings November 4: State of Origin #1 + US election delivers big

Channel Nine have come under fire after cutting away from the Welcome to Country at the State of Origin opener.Channel Nine have come under fire after cutting away from the Welcome to Country at the State of Origin opener.

State of Origin 2020: Channel Nine savaged 'disgusting' act

There was drama before kick-off in State of Origin Game I with Channel 9 being slammed by fans and footy commentators for cutting away from the Welcome to Country and speaking over the top of the traditional presentation. There was drama before kick-off in State of Origin Game I with Channel 9 being slammed by fans and footy commentators for cutting away from the Welcome to Country and speaking over the top of the traditional presentation.

State of Origin 2020 Game 1, Channel Nine controversy, welcome to country, Channel 9 | Fox Sports

The indigenous Welcome to Country ceremony was part of the pre-match entertainment in game one of the series between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Adelaide OvalThe indigenous Welcome to Country ceremony was part of the pre-match entertainment in game one of the series between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Adelaide Oval

State of Origin: Channel Nine is savaged after disrupting the Welcome to Country | Daily Mail Online

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Several NRL players appeared not to be singing Australia's national anthem at the opening State of Origin game in Adelaide, following controversy over whether it should feature in the series.Several NRL players appeared not to be singing Australia's national anthem at the opening State of Origin game in Adelaide, following controversy over whether...

NRL players stay silent during Australia's national anthem at State of Origin opener | SBS News