NSW Blues captain Paul Gallen lifts the State of Origin trophy.

NSW Blues: Bringing the shield back to Sydney

Sydney is welcoming the NSW Blues back to Sydney after a triumphant series win over Queensland in this year's State of Origin. 

A celebration event will be hosted by NSW Premier Mike Baird and the Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres.
 
The event is an opportunity for the public to thank the team for bringing the Shield back to NSW and to celebrate their success. Supporters are encouraged to join in the celebrations and cheer the team in their NSW Blues gear. 
 
WHAT:
State of Origin victory celebration for the NSW Blues
Official proceedings at the Northern Broadwalk, Sydney Opera House
Speeches from NSW Premier Baird, Minister Ayers, NSW Blues Coach Laurie Daley and NSW Captain Paul Gallen.
 
WHEN: 
Thursday 10 July, 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Media to be in place by 12.45pm
 
WHERE: 
Northern Broadwalk, Sydney Opera House
 
The best way to get to the event is by public transport. Trains and buses stop regularly at nearby Circular Quay Station, which is less than 10 minute walk. Plan your trip on public transport at transportnsw.info or call 131 500.
 
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