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There’s just one sleep to go until Holden State of Origin lights up the Melbourne Cricket Ground!

The NSW VB Blues are ready for the Queensland Maroons – and the people of Victoria are preparing for a show like never before.

A crowd of more than 85,000 is expected for the VB Blues’ do-or-die showdown, a clash that also marks the return of NSW captain Paul Gallen.

The pre-game build-up has already seen tensions increase, with both coaches insisting neither side will take a backwards step in the state-against-state, mate-against-mate clash.

There are still a select number of tickets available, including amongst The Star-backed Blatchys Blues section. Being a part of the blue army is an experience like no other. See below for more details.

If you can't make Melbourne, be sure to watch the game from the VB Blues' Official Home at The Star.

Answer the call and get behind the NSW VB Blues when they take on Queensland in this year’s Holden State of Origin, with Game II played on 17 June in Melbourne. Coach Laurie Daley and the boys need your support! There’s no better way to support the Blues than being a part of The Star-backed Blatchys Blues crowd - join the Official NSW VB Blues supporter bays for Origin II here.

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