Origin III in Melbourne a sellout

Queensland's crushing victory has quickly turned the State of Origin series decider at Melbourne's Telstra Dome into a sellout. Ticket offices were rushed in the wake of the Maroons' 30-6 upset win at Suncorp Stadium last night and remaining tickets for the July 5 match were snapped up for the 53,355-capacity venue.

It will be the first time an Origin series decider has been staged outside of Sydney or Brisbane. Rugby league officials have opened discussions with Telstra Dome management about whether to introduce around 3,000 standing room tickets for the July 5 match.

The two teams will arrive in Melbourne a week ahead of the match and will be involved in a week long promotion.

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