One of the world's most exciting sports
Rugby League has come a long way from the muddy fields of northern England, where the sport first kicked off as the aftermath of a complex labour dispute. Today, the National Rugby League packs venues across Australia and New Zealand, with spectators Down Under quick to appreciate the ferocious tackling and rapid-fire passing moves of the 13-man game. This quick, skill-laden sport has been a firm family favourite for more than a hundred years, with club loyalties passed down for generations.
Brace yourself to experience some of the most bone-crunching tackling seen anywhere on the planet by taking a seat at the hallowed State of Origin. From humble beginnings, this ferociously-contested annual series between fierce state rivals New South Wales and Queensland is these days considered one of the world's premier sporting events. With tickets between the bitter foes usually snapped up within minutes of going on sale, one of the best ways to guarantee your seat at an Origin game is to take advantage of our great range of packages.
While English fans tune into State of Origin coverage on TV, they also turn up in droves at Super League grounds across England and France. The competition provides the bulk of the English international Rugby League team and along with Australia and New Zealand, these three sides have forged a fierce international rivalry. It even extends into the club arena, with the annual World Club Challenge pitting the defending Super League champion against their National Rugby League equivalent. Further afield, the inaugural Auckland Nines at Eden Park kicks off in 2014, adding another dimension to this enduringly popular international sport.