One of Super Rugby's fiercest rivalries reignites when the NSW Waratahs tackle the Queensland Reds in a Round 3 blockbuster on 1 March at ANZ Stadium.
Dual international Israel Folau looks to improve on a stellar first season in Union where he starred for the 'Tahs and also equalled Lote Tuqiri's record of 10 tries for the Wallabies in a calendar year.
The last time the two sides met at ANZ Stadium it ended in a narrow 14-12 win to the Reds. The Waratahs will be eager to turn the tables on their northern neighbours as they chase a spot in the 2014 Super Rugby finals - a lofty goal set by coach Michael Cheika.
With a season under his belt, coach Michael Cheika looks to steer the much-improved 'Tahs to the playoffs for the first time since 2011 - a win against their bitter rivals will go a long way to ensuring that.
|7:40PM||NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds|
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Due to other major events occurring in the precinct and expected traffic congestion, fans are strongly encouraged to:
- Leave the car at home
- Take advantage of the direct and additional public transport services included in event-day tickets
- Arrive early to avoid the rush
All tickets to the NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds clash at ANZ Stadium include the cost of return travel on public transport – including train services (bounded by Bomaderry, Goulburn, Bathurst and Dungog stations), regular bus services across Sydney, Sydney Ferries and the Light rail services.
The closest train station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park Station.
Additional services will operate from:
- Central – every 10 minutes from 5.40pm to 11.40pm.
- Lidcombe - every 10 minutes until midnight.
Sydney Trains are running to a regular weekend timetable.
For further timetable information, click here.
Trackwork is taking place during the event on the following lines:
- Western Line - Buses replace trains between Penrith and Blacktown.
- Blue Mountains Line - Buses replace trains between Lithgow and Blacktown. Buses also replace Bathurst trains between Bathurst and Lithgow/Central.
- South Coast Line - Buses replace trains between Port Kembla and Wollongong.
For the most up-to-date information on trackwork and replacement services, please click here.
Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses start between 4.20pm and 5.20pm depending on the route, they include:
- 1A – Warriewood via Dee Why
- 1B – Warriewood via Mona Vale
- 2A – Glebe via Gladesville
- 2B – Glebe via Hunters Hill
- 3 – Marsfield
- 4 – Maroubra
- 5A – Castle Hill
- 5B – Rouse Hill
- 6 – Menai
- 7A – Miranda
- 7B - Cronulla
- 8 – Dural
Major Event Buses will arrive at Sydney Olympic Park between 5.40pm and 6pm.
Return services run after the game from around 9.30pm, with the last service leaving Olympic Park at 10pm.
Sydney Buses will operate to a regular weekend timetable.
Route 525 operates between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.
Please check timetable for last trips departing Sydney Olympic Park.
Sydney Ferries will operate to a regular weekend timetable.
Should services to Sydney Olympic Park be full, fans can take a train from Circular Quay Station.
ANZ Stadium is approximately a 40 minute walk from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf. There is a connecting 526 bus to the Stadium.
Click here for more information on transport to the NSW Waratahs v Queensland Reds match at ANZ Stadium.
Due to other major events occurring in the precinct and expected traffic congestion, fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the direct and additional public transport services included in event-day tickets.
Fans who have not pre-booked parking should not drive and should take advantage of the extra direct train and bus services. Those driving should allow plenty of time to get to Sydney Olympic Park, find a parking space and get to their seat for the game.
Parking can be pre-booked via:
Traffic congestion is expected on Homebush Bay Drive. If you intend on driving to the game from the north via Lane Cove Road or from the east via Victoria Road, the alternative route of Victoria Road, Silverwater Road, Holker Street and Hill Road into the Sydney Olympic Park precinct is recommended.
- Warm up at the Waratahs' skills and drills clinic on the external practice facility opposite Gate L from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. You can also colour up pre-match - face painters will be located in the area.
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