It’s game on in Brisbane
Live action is on the menu this summer as sport takes centre stage
THE sporting gods have shone all their live action goodness on Brisbane this summer, leaving no sports fan without 100 reasons to don their team’s colours and slap on the war paint.
Under every great jersey is someone with an even greater sense of pride and passion for the team they barrack for at the pub, from the couch and on the side-line.
This season, make sure you’re in the front row to see the legends of the field, court and international sporting arena prove why Brisbane is the live action capital of the state.
Here are just a few of the ripper sporting matches on the calendar this summer:
BRISBANE GLOBAL RUGBY TENS – FEBRUARY 11-12
More than 300 star players will invade Suncorp Stadium this February as the city plays host to the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens. There will be 10 Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby clubs, plus elite teams from South Africa, Samoa, Japan and Toulon France who will compete in a 10-a-side knockout tournament over the two days. Games are played in 10-minute halves in an abbreviated form of rugby – faster, more furious and incredibly entertaining. Another perk - get among the Fan Zone at South Bank on February 10 from 11am-3pm where you’ll get the chance to meet all players, listen to player Q&As, get autographs, and it’s totally free.
BRISBANE DOUBLE-HEADER RUGBY LEAGUE – MAY 13
You thought one game was good… Come May 13, footy fans will get to experience not one, but two nail-biting clashes as the Melbourne Storm take on the Gold Coast Titans and the Manly Sea Eagles play the Brisbane Broncos straight afterwards.
BRISBANE ROAR – UNTIL MID-APRIL
The Brisbane Roar continue to put on a show on home soil in the A-League competition and if you are ready to feel the roar, get yourself a seat in the grand stand this season.
SUPER RUGBY – FEBRUARY TO JULY
Watch the Queensland Reds dominate on the rugby union field as they take on 15 other teams in the Super Rugby competition. There are plenty of home games that will attract huge crowds – and you could be there.
FIREBIRDS – FEBRUARY TO JUNE
With new captain Gabi Simpson at the helm, the Queensland Firebirds are on track for a passionate and victorious season in 2017. Off the back of a premiership-winning year, the girls are fired up to do it all again this year.
LIONS – MARCH TO AUGUST
Get your mates together at the Gabba. The first home game of the season will kick off against Essendon and you’re guaranteed to see spectacular marks, impossible goals and amazing action from the Brisbane Lions.
BRONCOS – MARCH TO SEPTEMBER
Kicking off at Suncorp Stadium on March 10, the Broncos take on the Cowboys in round two of the NRL. Show your colours at the various home games this footy season.
Check out more at www.visitbrisbane.com.au.
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JAM-PACKED: Don’t miss the NRL double-header on May 13 when the Brisbane Broncos takes on the Manly Sea Eagles and the Gold Coast Titans verse the Melbourne Storm - all in one night.