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Sport in Sydney


If you love sport, head to Sydney to watch some of the best matches and competitions Australia and the world have to offer. Catch A-League, badminton, rugby and the largest gathering of Ferraris in Australia across the city’s many sporting venues this winter.

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Sporting events in Sydney

Live music at the Australian Open of Surf

One of the biggest events of Australian winter sport is the State of Origin. This three-game series beginning in May sees New South Wales and Queensland compete for the coveted State of Origin title. Game II is in Sydney and the final in Brisbane. To find out more about the game, visit the Rugby League Museum at Moore Park.

In rugby union, the NSW Waratahs represent the state against other Australian clubs and clash with international teams from New Zealand and South Africa in the Super Rugby tournament. On the national union side, the Wallabies play a number of home tests across the country this winter and Sydney’s ANZ Stadium hosts two of these: against France on 21 June and New Zealand on 16 August.

Australia and New Zealand will compete again, this time in touch footy, in the 2014 Trans Tasman Test Series from 25 to 27 April.

Sydney will host some of the best badminton competitors from around the world at the 2014 Australian Badminton Open. Catch all the action live at the State Sports Centre in Sydney Olympic Park from 24 to 29 June.

Sports car fanatics should make their way to Ferrari Racing Days at Sydney Motorsports Park on 11 and 13 April. Experience the thrill of the official Ferrari F1 Pit Stop and Track show and witness largest gathering of Ferraris in Australian history. Marvel at the display of the latest Ferrari line-up as well as some of the best classic Ferraris.