Footy’s back, crowds are back, and don’t we love it.
There is so much happening in live sport this weekend for you to get out of the house and enjoy. From AFL to league, netball to ice hockey and even a boat show, there’s something for every fan.
Down in Melbourne, we have both footy and ice hockey action this weekend.
Starting on Saturday (25 May), we have the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium at 2.10pm. The Dogs have swung the axe this week and will be expecting a big response after falling to the top of the table Cats last week.
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Over at the O’Brien Icehouse, there are two matches in the AIHL this weekend. First up are the Melbourne Mustangs v Newcastle North Stars, on Saturday at 5pm. The Melbourne Ice will then have their shot at the North Stars the following day (26 May), with a 2pm puck drop.
Closing out the action in Melbourne, St Kilda battle Carlton at Marvel Stadium on Sunday at 3.20pm. The Blues have a habit of firing back after a poor performance, so the Saints can expect a rampaging Carlton outfit, in a do-or-die clash for both sides.
It’s a rugby league weekend in New South Wales, with plenty of NRL action.
There are two Friday night (24 May) clashes, starting with the Manly Sea Eagles against Gold Coast Titans at Lottoland from 6pm. With the Sea Eagles in fifth, and Roosters in third, it’s sure to be a high quality and tense affair, with Manly looking to crack a top-four spot.
In more Friday night footy, Newcastle Knights come up against the Sydney Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium. Fans will be excited to see the Knights back at home after almost a month playing away. It gets even better, with a strong spell of form meaning Newcastle will be looking for five wins on the bounce tonight.The Knights are on a serious hot streak
Heading to Sunday (26 May) action, St George Illawarra Dragons face the Cronulla Sharks. Again at WIN Stadium, the clash will kick off at 4pm.
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show takes place this weekend at The Marine Village on the Gold Coast.
As the nation’s premier marine exhibition, they play host to the very best and latest in boating and marine technology. For more information on what to expect, have a read here.
With the A-League now done and dusted after a huge Grand Final crowd, it’s non-stop footy action over in the west this week. Fremantle take on Brisbane Lions in the final clash of Round 10 in the Sir Doug Nicholls Round. With Freo looking to edge back into the eight, and Brisbane hoping to lock down a top-four spot, this is sure to be one tense and tight affair. Optus Stadium, Sunday (26 May) at 3.20pm.
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Back across the country in Tassie, Hawthorn take on Port Adelaide as they return to Launceston and UTAS Stadium. See the clash this Saturday, with the first bounce at 1.45pm.
Rounding out this weekend’s sporting action, the Adelaide Thunderbirds face Queensland Firebirds. After such a great start, the Thunderbirds will need to bounce back and what better chance than at home at Priceline Stadium against a winless Firebirds outfit, starting at 2.30pm on Sunday (26 May).
Find all your tickets to this weekend’s sporting action at Ticketmaster.com.au.