Why the State of Origin and Wallabies clashes could make Perth the home of sport

With two huge games landing at Optus Stadium in the next two months, Perth sure is looking to wear the crown as Australia’s home of sport.

Whether its rugby union or league, international pride or state-based rivalries, this June and July Perth’s Optus Stadium is playing host to it all – making the City of Lights the place to be to catch some epic, history-making sport.

Wallabies V England Rugby

When: Saturday 2 July 2022
Where: Optus Stadium Perth
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Wallabies V England Rugby in Perth this July

When it comes to sport, there aren’t many rivalries as fierce as the long-standing one between our Wallabies and England Rugby.

It is also a pretty even rivalry – since it began back in 1909, England and Australia have played each other 52 times – with England victorious 26 times, Australia 25 times, and one match ending in a draw.

However, recent history is clearly in England’s favour – and the Wallabies reckon it is time to change that.

This July, England are set to make their first trip Down Under since 2016, when packed stadiums witnessed epic contests full of attacking rugby and tries galore. And with the Bledisloe Cup, The Rugby Championship, and Rugby World Cup 2023 on the horizon for the Wallabies, it’s all to play for.

The three-test series kicks off at Perth’s Optus Stadium in what is sure to be an epic clash for the global stage – and what a way for the rivalry to reignite itself in Australia!

2022 Ampol State of Origin

When: Sunday 26 June 2022
Where: Optus Stadium Perth
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State of Origin coming to Perth 2022

If Wallabies V England Rugby is one of the fiercest international rivalries, the Blues V the Maroons has to be the fiercest between states.

The New South Wales Blues claimed the 2021 Ampol State of Origin shield, with dominating back to back wins in the first two matches of the series. The Queensland Maroons fought it out though, earning a gutsy win in game three to deprive the Blues of the series clean sweep.

This month, the Ampol State of Origin returns to the West for Game II of the series. In 2019, a sell-out crowd of 59,721 filled Optus Stadium as the Blues defeated the Maroons in the first ever Origin to be hosted in Western Australia. Now, in round 2, who will come out on top?

Will 2022 see the Blues secure back-to-back wins, or will the Maroons reclaim the shield? Game II at Perth’s Optus Stadium might just be the place we all find out.

With State of Origin landing this June, before Wallabies V England Rugby face off in July, there is a lot of fierce, history-making sport landing in Perth. Be there, when it happens. Tickets on sale via