15 May 2018
Swans, Waratahs the biggest show in town
Sydney's sports-mad public are expected to flood the SCG Trust precinct in a sea of red, white and blue on Saturday night as the Swans and the Waratahs host simultaneous home games.
Fresh from their incredible victory over AFL giants Hawthorn last weekend, the Sydney Swans are expecting a full house for their crucial clash with Western Australian side the Fremantle Dockers.
Fremantle are hovering just outside the top eight on the AFL ladder and have struck some recent form with a strong win over St Kilda, whilst the Swans will be looking to cement their credentials among the other premiership hopefuls with a big home win.
The Swans will have an added incentive with ever reliable defender Nick Smith celebrating his 200th game for the club.
“He’s been a wonderful servant for this footy Club. If you’re talking about the player who you’d like to represent the Club every week, on and off the field it would be Nick Smith,'' said Swans coach John Longmire.
''He just typifies what we aspire to be. He’s consistent, he’s a quality person. He gives his all every week on some of the best forwards in the game and you can’t ask for much more than that.”
Super Rugby enthusiasts are set for an equally compelling affair as the Australian Conference-topping Waratahs face a tough assignment in the Otago Highlanders who are chasing a finals berth with just six rounds to go in the regular season.
The Waratahs narrowly lost to the Christchurch Crusaders in a bruising affair last weekend and will be happy to be back among the familiar surrounds of Allianz Stadium and a bumper turnout.
The two huge crowds expected within the SCG precinct on Saturday night are being encouraged to take advantage of the pre-purchased ticket and public transport offers.
Leave the car at home and arrive early to soak up one of the truly great Sydney experiences that is a sporting code double-header at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Allianz Stadium.
Some great ticket options are still available for both matches with some general admission tickets starting from $12 and Platinum ticketing for the Waratahs game available for as little as $45.
Swans fans can snap up General Admission tickets currently starting at $15 and can still purchase Category 1 entry from $35.
For more information on ticketing go to premier.ticket.com.au
The SCG will open their gates from 3.40pm for a 7.25pm centre bounce and the Waratahs faithful can gain access to Allianz Stadium from 5.30pm before play gets under way at 7.45pm.