Back when New South Wales last lifted the Origin shield in 2005, Facebook was only available to a select few US universities, YouTube was still in infancy, the Crazy Frog polyphonic ringtone was all the rage and Twitter was still nine months away from existence.
Origin II shapes as the biggest rugby league game of the past decade, with the Blues gunning to end eight years of Maroons dominance, while if Queensland overcome a horrific injury toll to keep the series alive it will go down as one of their most famous victories.
Thanks to social and digital media advancements since the Blues last series win, the Origin game day experience has been enhanced tenfold. Now, NRL fans can watch live NRL wherever they want, however they want with the NRL Digital Pass and official NRL Apps.
NRL Digital Pass subscribers can enjoy every minute of this year's State of Origin Series live along with exclusive access to scoring highlights, live coverage of NSW and Queensland's post-game press conferences, and full match replays.
Try the NRL Digital Pass on your compatible smartphone, tablet or laptop with a 2-week FREE trial, which in addition to State of Origin will also deliver you access to the 2014 NRL Premiership and Finals series matches.
For the first time ever, Origin is available live to Windows Phone users via the official NRL app that has just been released to be part of this history-defining moment. Download the official NRL app on your Windows Phone now to experience Origin like never before.
To completely customise your Origin experience, Blues fans can download the Official NSWRL App for unprecedented State of Origin content including breaking news, score alerts, match updates and much more.
While fans north of the border can jump on board the Official QRL App for the latest news, videos and photo galleries and all things Maroon.
So get involved and make sure you don't miss a minute of #Origin online or on your mobile during the big game!