The dates for the 2014 State of Origin have been released as Queensland look to win the series for the ninth year in a row.
The State of Origin series is in danger of becoming a mockery as Queensland have not lost the best of three series since 2005 and as long as Mal Meninga has a say he will hope it continues.
The Maroons have won the last eight series on the bounce and although for the last couple of years they have been pushed all the way they truly are the dominant force in State of Origin.
Queensland celebrate winning game three of the State of Origin series.
Before this amazing run by Queensland the longest run of series wins was five by the Maroons from 1980-1984, while New South Wales have had runs of three on two separate occasions and the chance of that happening again looks very slim.
The format for the 2014 State of Origin remains the same and for the first time since 2011 there will be two games held in Queensland.
Game 1 of the 2014 State of Origin series will take place on Wednesday 28 May in Brisbane, Game 2 will take place in Sydney on Wednesday 18 June with the third game going back to Brisbane on Wednesday 9 July.
Mitchell Pearce of the Blues runs the ball.
Tickets for the Sydney game go on sale to NRL club ticketed members on Thursday 5 December and non-ticketed members will have the chance to buy tickets for Game 2 on Monday 9 December, with tickets going on sale the general public on Thursday 17 December.
Tickets to the Brisbane games can be secured through Maroon Memberships, with tickets to be released to the general public in March.
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