When the weather starts getting cold outside, it’s time to settle into your favourite armchair and watch sport. Thankfully, May will serve up plenty of sporting action, from all the footy codes at home to title deciders abroad.
In the Australian Football League, matches will take place every weekend throughout May. Fans can look forward to a number of blockbuster matches this month, including Geelong v Essendon on May 5, arch-rivals Carlton v Collingwood on May 11, and Richmond v Hawthorn on May 19.
In the National Rugby League, premiership contenders the Storm, Roosters, and Rabbitohs all face crucial matches in May. The Rabbitohs host the Broncos on May 2, and the Roosters play the Broncos in Brisbane in May 17. The Storm host the Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne on May 11.
In Super Rugby, the Melbourne Rebels are right in the premiership hunt. They host the Queensland Reds on May 10 and NSW Waratahs on May 31. The Reds meet the ‘Tahs on May 18 in another Aussie derby.
In the A-League, the elimination finals take place on May 3 and May 5 with Melbourne Victory hosting Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United hosting Melbourne City. Semi-finalists Perth Glory and Sydney FC await the winners. The A-League Grand Final will be played in Perth or Sydney on May 17 or 18.
Looking abroad, the English Premier League race could be decided on the final matchday on May 12 with Liverpool and Manchester City going neck and neck. Liverpool are in contention for the Champions League title too, with a two-leg semi-final against Barcelona on May 1 and May 7. Tottenham play Ajax in the other semi on April 30 and May 8. The UEFA Champions League final will be held at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on June 1.
In the United States, May means NBA and NHL playoffs. In the NBA, the Golden State Warriors are up against the Houston Rockets in one Western Conference semi-final and the Denver Nuggets meet the Portland Trail Blazers in the other. In the East, it’s the top-ranked Milwaukee Bucks against the Boston Celtics and Ben Simmons’ Philadelphia 76ers against the Toronto Raptors.
On the second-last day of the month, the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup gets started in England and Wales. The tournament starts with hosts England against South Africa at The Oval in London. Australia’s first match is against Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.
As everybody knows, Australia is one of the greatest sporting nations in the world. The international teams in rugby and cricket and individuals in the worlds of golf, tennis and Olympic sports constantly do Australia proud but the domestic sporting scene provides the bulk of the sporting action.
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