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27 Jun 2019 | 01:49 AM UTC

Australia: State of Origin final game held in Sydney July 10

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Third and final State of Origin rugby game to be hosted in Sydney (New South Wales state) on July 10; transportation disruptions and heightened demand for accommodation expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION Sydney


The third and final game in the best-of-three rugby State of Origin tournament will be held in Sydney (New South Wales state) on Wednesday, July 10. The game will take place at ANZ Stadium at 20:10 (local time). Transportation disruptions, including traffic congestion, crowded conditions on public transportation, road closures, and checkpoints, and increased demand for taxis and lodging are expected. A heightened security presence is also likely in the vicinity of the stadium. Public demonstrations and associated disruptions are possible following the game, particularly in the event of a New South Wales victory.


The State of Origin is a best-of-three rugby tournament held annually between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons. More than 82,000 people attended the 2018 game in Sydney. The series is currently tied 1-1.


Individuals in Sydney are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, crowded conditions, heightened security measures, and increased demand for taxis and lodging, and avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution.


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