I went along with my friend Duncan to watch Canberra Raiders play Cronulla Sharks in a rugby league (NRL) tie. It was a big game for the Raiders with 24,500 fans packed into the Canberra Stadium. There was a pretty good atmosphere but it certainly wasn't the South Bank.
It was a good night for Canberra who emerged 34-16 winners and everyone went off into the night pretty happy with the result. The 'finals' of the competition is a drawn out series of games and eliminations, who nobody but the keenest fans really understands - Canberra next have to play in Sydney next weekend - hopefully another step on the road to a Grand Final.
It's obviously a lot easier if the team at the top of the league/ladder wins the whole competition but that would be too simple (and less lucrative).
Here's a picture taken last night.