Extra time likely to be passed

The Queensland Rugby League will reiterate its opposition to extra time for this year's State of Origin series at an ARL meeting in Canberra today.

QRL boss ROSS LIVERMORE says the Origin series should be played under international laws of the game which allow for only 80 minutes of play. But the Maroons look certain to lose the battle, with the New South Wales Rugby League having the numbers at board level to push extra time through.

Extra time was introduced to the National Rugby League this season for premiership games and will also be used in this month's City-Country game at Gosford.