Rumour 2013 Pre-Season Games

From the Burleigh Bears Facebook Page, it looks like the Warriors are playing the Titans on Saturday 9 February @ Prizzey Park , Miami.
 

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From the Burleigh Bears Facebook Page, it looks like the Warriors are playing the Titans on Saturday 9 February @ Prizzey Park , Miami.


Man I hope it's Miami, Ohio ... that is so much better than Miami, Florida.
 
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great news. I can ride my bike there & pick it up the next day when I remember that I rode my bike there.
Do you know that Craig Bellamys daughter owns a clothing store in Burleigh ? Coincidence..?
Have you Heard anything over there about this game charlie bobmarley? Isn't this the same day as the NRL Allstar game at Suncorp?
 
Have you Heard anything over there about this game charlie bobmarley? Isn't this the same day as the NRL Allstar game at Suncorp?
I've not heard or read anything official , only on forums. No promotional signs at Pizzey Park yet either.
The Warriors live at a suburban venue or Allstars on TV ? Thats an easy decision aye Gee ?
 
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https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/Trial-in-Dunedin-a-rugby-league-first/65186
NRL football will be played in Dunedin for the first time following today’s confirmation the Vodafone Warriors will take on Brisbane in a trial match at the city’s state of the art Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday, February 23 next year.
It will be the final preseason hit-out for the Vodafone Warriors as new head coach Matt Elliott and his players eye the start of their 2013 NRL campaign.
While the Vodafone Warriors have played both official NRL matches and trials in the South Island before, it will be the first time the NRMA Broncos have ventured outside the North Island on trips to New Zealand.
It’s fitting the clubs should create an NRL first in Dunedin almost 18 years after hatching their now well-entrenched rivalry on March 10, 1995, in the then-Auckland Warriors’ debut outing in the old Winfield Cup competition.
“This is a terrific opportunity to not only play in the impressive Forsyth Barr Stadium but also to bring two NRL teams and some of the game’s best players to Dunedin to create some history,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager football operations Dean Bell, the club's foundation captain on that debut night in 1995.
“We know the Vodafone Warriors enjoy fantastic support not just around Auckland but throughout the country including the South Island.
“We’re really looking forward to this visit and the chance to connect with fans in the south.
“It will also be a vital trial for both teams just ahead of the 2013 season.”
A key attraction will be playing in New Zealand newest, largest and most versatile indoor arena. Construction of Forsyth Barr Stadium was completed in August 2011, in time for last year’s Rugby World Cup. Both the Vodafone Warriors and the Broncos have played indoors previously but only at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.
It’s hoped this trial will be accorded elevated status with the possibility of it being televised live on SKY Sport in New Zealand and Fox Sports in Australia ahead of the traditional Charity Shield clash between St George Illawarra and South Sydney on the same night.
“This game will be a great event not only for the Broncos and the Warriors, but a great step forward for the game of rugby league in the South Island,” said Terry Reader, Brisbane’s general manager of marketing and commercial operations.
“We know we have thousands of fans across the Tasman and while those around Auckland get a chance to see us play every year, this will be an exciting opportunity for those in the South Island.
“It will be a special event at a unique stadium. We can’t thank the Warriors and especially the management of Dunedin Venues enough. Their willingness to work to make this event happen has been a real breath of fresh air.”
The last trial is traditionally used by coaches to field their strongest available line-ups in the final tune-up before the season proper. New Vodafone Warriors signings Thomas Leuluai, Dane Nielsen and Todd Lowrie will all be in contention to play along with the club’s established frontline players Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Nathan Friend, Feleti Mateo, Jacob Lillyman, Sam Rapira, Jerome Ropati, Ben Matulino, Russell Packer, Elijah Taylor and Shaun Johnson plus emerging youngsters like Ben Henry, Konrad Hurrell and Carlos Tuimavave.
The Vodafone Warriors will confirm details of their full trials programme soon.
 
The Brisbane Broncos will play on New Zealand’s South Island for the first time when they do battle in an historic trial in Dunedin in February next year.
The Broncos have done a deal with NRL counterparts the Warriors to face off in a full-scale warm-up game in New Zealand’s newest, largest and most versatile indoor arena, Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Construction of Forsyth Barr Stadium was completed in August 2011, in time for last year’s Rugby World Cup and with its unique, transparent roof this match will mark the first time the Broncos have played under a roof since the 2009 preliminary final in Melbourne.
The February 23 trial will be the first match between NRL teams ever staged in Dunedin and serve part of a bumper start to the 2013 trial season, with the game in discussions to be telecast live on Fox Sports.
It is hoped the match will fill the 5.30pm timeslot as a pre-cursor to the annual Charity Shield match between the Dragons and Rabbitohs on the same night.
The Dunedin game will form part of a varied trial season for the Broncos, with matches also to take place in regional Queensland and Brisbane.
It will also create an opportunity for the Broncos’ New Zealand-based fans. The Broncos have well over 20,000 supporters that reside in New Zealand and follow the team through Facebook.
“This game will be a great event not only for the Broncos and Warriors, but a great step forward for the game of rugby league in the South Island of New Zealand,” said Terry Reader, Broncos’ general manager of Marketing and Commercial Operations.
“We know we have thousands of fans across the Tasman and while those around Auckland get a chance to see us play every year, this will be an exciting opportunity for those on the South Island.
“It will be a special event at a very unique stadium. We can’t thank the Warriors and especially the management of Dunedin Venues enough – their willingness to work to make this event happen has been a real breath of fresh air.”
The trip to Dunedin will continue the Broncos’ efforts in growing the code of rugby league after a trial against the Storm in Hobart last year drew a crowd of over 12,000.
https://www.nrl.com/broncos-take-pre-season-trial-to-dunedin/tabid/10874/newsid/70256/default.aspx

Nigma, you reckon you'll get to it?
 
The Brisbane Broncos will play on New Zealand’s South Island for the first time when they do battle in an historic trial in Dunedin in February next year.
The Broncos have done a deal with NRL counterparts the Warriors to face off in a full-scale warm-up game in New Zealand’s newest, largest and most versatile indoor arena, Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Construction of Forsyth Barr Stadium was completed in August 2011, in time for last year’s Rugby World Cup and with its unique, transparent roof this match will mark the first time the Broncos have played under a roof since the 2009 preliminary final in Melbourne.
The February 23 trial will be the first match between NRL teams ever staged in Dunedin and serve part of a bumper start to the 2013 trial season, with the game in discussions to be telecast live on Fox Sports.
It is hoped the match will fill the 5.30pm timeslot as a pre-cursor to the annual Charity Shield match between the Dragons and Rabbitohs on the same night.
The Dunedin game will form part of a varied trial season for the Broncos, with matches also to take place in regional Queensland and Brisbane.
It will also create an opportunity for the Broncos’ New Zealand-based fans. The Broncos have well over 20,000 supporters that reside in New Zealand and follow the team through Facebook.
“This game will be a great event not only for the Broncos and Warriors, but a great step forward for the game of rugby league in the South Island of New Zealand,” said Terry Reader, Broncos’ general manager of Marketing and Commercial Operations.
“We know we have thousands of fans across the Tasman and while those around Auckland get a chance to see us play every year, this will be an exciting opportunity for those on the South Island.
“It will be a special event at a very unique stadium. We can’t thank the Warriors and especially the management of Dunedin Venues enough – their willingness to work to make this event happen has been a real breath of fresh air.”
The trip to Dunedin will continue the Broncos’ efforts in growing the code of rugby league after a trial against the Storm in Hobart last year drew a crowd of over 12,000.
https://www.nrl.com/broncos-take-pre-season-trial-to-dunedin/tabid/10874/newsid/70256/default.aspx

Nigma, you reckon you'll get to it?

No way of stopping me.

Got a few work mates keen to go, but it just happens to be a weekend with quite a few things on, so they still deciding. I'll either be going up with them, perhaps for a big night, or will take the family. But there is no way I will miss it. Its 10 years since the last pre-season game down this way.

Lets hope it is a sell-out and they decide to make it an annual event, or even get an NRL game down this way.
 

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No way of stopping me.

Got a few work mates keen to go, but it just happens to be a weekend with quite a few things on, so they still deciding. I'll either be going up with them, perhaps for a big night, or will take the family. But there is no way I will miss it. Its 10 years since the last pre-season game down this way.

Lets hope it is a sell-out and they decide to make it an annual event, or even get an NRL game down this way.


30,000 capacity? If it sells out or gets close to it, NRL clubs will be climbing over eachother to take home games there.[DOUBLEPOST=1350445581,1350445165][/DOUBLEPOST]


Now we've got Awen asking us to sign up, more appealing than the other fella anyway.

Why don't they quit with the definitions of devotion, loyalty etc and just come out and say 'yeah we sucked this season, would really be beneficial if you didn't walk away from us in droves....yours sincerely, The Warriors.'
 
I just recieved this image in my latest email from the Warriors.

Please, please, please just build this at Mt Smart and all will be forgiven.

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It is all we need. How great would it be to have that as our home ground. Forsyth Bar stadium ftw.
 
30,000 capacity? If it sells out or gets close to it, NRL clubs will be climbing over eachother to take home games there

I can't see why not. We sold out Rugby Park in a few days in 1998(?) and 2002 when they played preseasons against NQ and Penrith respectively. 16,000 seat stadium in Invercargill. It has been a while since they have been in the south. I don't think 30K is anywhere near a big ask, even after this season. You have to remember that all the southern Warriors fans have had limited exposure to the club, and also the novelty value of seeing the Warriors and also the Broncos live.