28 June 2021

Where to watch Origin Game Two in Canberra

| Lottie Twyford
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Magoo's Cafe & Bar

Magoo and Sally from Magoo’s Cafe & Bar recently celebrated their first birthday and now they want to celebrate again. Photo: Michelle Taylor.

The Queensland Maroons need to win Game Two to level the series and regain some pride after the resounding defeat in Game One in Townsville.

They might be hoping the return of Raider Josh Papalii, who missed Game One due to suspension, will be the answer to their prayers.

He will go head to head against fellow Canberran Jack Wighton, who returns for the NSW Blues.

Here’s our guide on the top seven spots around town to catch all the action.

Bleachers Sports Bar

Bleachers Sports Bar

Bleachers Sports Bar is home to a monster 177-inch screen. Photo: Region Media.

Canberra’s unofficial home of sport went all out for Game One with beer towers and big screens ready for the big hits.

They’ve teamed up with Young Henry’s, so a $10 entrance fee will get you a guaranteed seat as well as a schooner of Newtowner.

Until the first points are scored, it’ll only set you back $20 for a two-litre beer tower. More drink deals will begin at 9:00 pm.

Book online.

State of Origin

Eastlake is pulling out the big guns for State of Origin. Image: Vikings Group.

Eastlake Football Club

All four Eastlake locations will have the big game on the big screen alongside $5 schooners and wine for members.

Check out their Facebook page for all the information you’ll need.


Town Centre Vikings

Catch the State of Origin at your local Vikings on Wednesday, 9 June. Photo: Vikings.

All Vikings clubs across Canberra – Erindale, Chisholm, Lanyon and Town Centre – will be showing the big game.

Head down to your local and enjoy a $5 happy hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm before kick-off.

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Limelight Cinemas

Limelight Cinema

Limelight Cinemas will have the big game on the biggest screen. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Limelight Cinemas Tuggeranong is showing the big game on the biggest screen in town.

Tickets are $10 and come with a drink on arrival. There will also be a full-service bar inside the cinema selling pizzas, burgers and hot dogs delivered straight to your cinema seat.

Book online now.

Magoo’s Cafe & Bar

Magoo's Cafe & Bar

Magoo’s Cafe & Bar knows how to draw the crowds in for big games. Photo: Michelle Taylor.

Magoo’s Cafe & Bar reckon they’re still the best place in town to catch all the action. With classics like schnittys, ribs and wings on the menu, you’re sure to have a good night and a good feed, too!

Book now by calling 0492 823 800.

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Walsh’s Hotel

Walsh's hotel pass the ball sign

Walsh’s Hotel is inviting the whole family along for Game Two. Photo: Walsh’s Hotel.

At Walsh’s, Origin is more than just a game with a massive jackpot now sitting at $2000 for anyone who can correctly pick the winning team and score (was there anyone who managed to guess 50-6 for Game One?)

They will also be selling $5 pints from 7:00 pm until the final siren and hosting a half time pass the ball competition – kids are welcome to try their hand.

If you’re feeling lucky, there are plenty of prizes and Origin merchandise to be given away on the night, too.

Casey Jones Pub

Man behind bar

Casey Jones Pub is under new management and ready to welcome you in. Photo: Casey Jones Pub.

To celebrate Game Two, Casey Jones is offering pints at schooner prices up until the first sin bin – let’s hope the players behave themselves for a change.

A classic menu filled with pub grub like schnitzel, steak, burgers and pizza will keep your belly full.

Book online.

Game 2 is on Sunday 27 June (Brisbane) and Game 3 on Wednesday 14 July (Sydney). Kick-off at 8:10 pm.

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