Origin II sold out

first_imgThe final tickets for the match, which will see NSW chase a first series win since 2014 at ANZ Stadium tonight, were sold this afternoon.”State of Origin is a wonderful sporting contest and it has been fantastic to see our supporters get behind it again this year,” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.”The players are the best of the best and the entertainment they produce deserves a full stadium. It will be great to see them get it tonight.”With more than 80,000 people set to attend the match, supporters are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of activities in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct as well as the pre-game entertainment spectacular.Fans are also reminded to allow extra time for additional security measures at entry points.The pre-match entertainment, which includes a lights-out spectacular and a performance from Aussie rockers Grinspoon, will commence at 7.30pm.With all tickets to Origin including return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses, fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home. Related articleUpdated Teams: NSW v Queensland – http://bit.ly/2rCmF86last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything in the verbal/social media battle between Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman.Last month, Peterson lit the fuse of the discussion when he said he doesn’t consider Sherman to be a shutdown corner during a conversation with Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. The bickering and stat comparisons spilled over to Twitter, but we haven’t heard much since. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo T-minus 30 seconds until we hear a Sherman rebuttal. Comments   Share   Until now.Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones has weighed in on the subject, and he’s got Peterson’s back.In an interview with CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco, Jones talked about how Sherman will only play one side of the field, while other top corners, such as Peterson, will shadow him all over the field since he’s the Falcons’ top wideout.“Patrick Peterson, he stays with me,” Jones said. “I’ve been playing Pat since college. Me and him have had our share of battles. We go back and forth, we’ve got respect for each other. He’s not a trash talker or anything. We just compete.”Prisco is ranking the top 100 players in the NFL this offseason, and told Jones that he’s got Peterson ranked higher than Sherman because the Cardinals’ star will shadow the opposition’s best receiver, unlike Sherman.Prisco then asked Jones whom he believes is the tougher matchup of the two.“Probably Patrick Peterson, because like I said, he follows me everywhere,” Jones said. “Sherman usually plays the right side.“The majority of the time, he’s a right corner. Pat, he does everything, not only being a cornerback. He comes over and catches a few balls on offense, he returns kicks and punts.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more