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NSW Aussie Blues captain Kurt Gidley says leading his side out at ANZ Stadium will be one of the highlights of his career, but an extra 3,000 fans would make it a night never to forget.

More than 78,000 tickets have been sold for Game 2 of the Harvey Norman State of Origin series as Blues fans rally behind their side ahead of their must-win clash against Queensland.

For Gidley, his first match as NSW captain in front of a capacity home crowd will be one to savour.

“It was a proud moment to lead the boys out in Melbourne but to do it front of a full-house of Blues fans will be very special,” Gidley said today.

“The atmosphere will be amazing and will bring out the best in our team.

“It’s our only match in Sydney this year and we’re confident we can get the result we want and that our fans want and go to Brisbane to try and win the series.”

The NSW Aussie Blues will have their final training session late this afternoon at ANZ Stadium.

With just 4000 tickets still remaining, fans are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets to avoid the walk-up queues tomorrow night. To purchase tickets, contact Ticketek on 132 849 or

All tickets include Major Event train and bus services to and from ANZ Stadium – go to or call 131 500 for more information.

Gates open at 5.45pm with the NSW and Queensland Under 18s curtain-raiser kicking off at 6pm ahead of NSW v Queensland in Game 2 of the Harvey Norman State of Origin clash at 8pm.

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