General NRL Draw 2015

Here's a thought, after the Warriors have a bye, the NRL allows the Warriors to take a home game against the Bunnies to South America but ensure the Bunnies only have a four day turn around after a game away against the Cowboys in PNG.

Perhaps then it may be understood how stupid it is having the Warriors play over in Perth at what's is effectively 2.00AM NZT and how extended travel time/limited prep time can effect the players.
 
The Bulldogs were talking this year about having games in Hamilton each year. Looking at their site it looks like round 26 Bulldogs vs Warriors is at ANZ stadium.

The only to be confirmed venue for their home fixtures I could see was against the Titans.

It's understandable why move a round 26 home game to another country when the next week you are most likely playing finals football. Better to stay at home and limit your travelling time before the finals.
 
Here's a thought, after the Warriors have a bye, the NRL allows the Warriors to take a home game against the Bunnies to South America but ensure the Bunnies only have a four day turn around after a game away against the Cowboys in PNG.

Perhaps then it may be understood how stupid it is having the Warriors play over in Perth at what's is effectively 2.00AM NZT and how extended travel time/limited prep time can effect the players.

- Yeah I'm in total agreement with you but this is the way the competition is going as it's open secret among most Aussie fans that the Perth Pirates along with The Redcliffe Dolphins will be next two NRL teams to enter competition in 2018. I guess they're just getting us prepared for it. Still I'm with you man, we should make Bunnies play somewhere in South America cause of this. Where we could do it ? Amazon ? Copacabana ? Manchu Pica ? I know Nazca Lines ! It's not like they don't already have a field set up of us ! Look at place ...

- That and I'm hearing that our home away game will be West Tigers again in Wellington as Hurricanes (Maori for hopeless cu**s) have a bye the same week that we are schedule to play them (Tigers). So that's eleven games in Auckland and have trial match in Rotorua but dude does anybody out there know if we still have a trial match schedule next year for Dunedin like we did last few years ? Thanks :)
 
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I'm a little confused by the draw.
Warriors sell memberships for 11 Mt Smart games, but the draw says we have 12 games at Mt Smart.
People are saying games in Wellington, Hamilton or Rotorua?
I know South's have one game that has venue TBC, but all venues for our games have been finalised haven't they?
Any truth to rumours of Warriors home games being on the road or pure fan speculation?
 
I'm a little confused by the draw.
Warriors sell memberships for 11 Mt Smart games, but the draw says we have 12 games at Mt Smart.
People are saying games in Wellington, Hamilton or Rotorua?
I know South's have one game that has venue TBC, but all venues for our games have been finalised haven't they?
Any truth to rumours of Warriors home games being on the road or pure fan speculation?

Im sure they just havent determined which game will be moved.
Suppose you cant put TBC if they dont know which game.

Considering the draw only got finalised they will look at availability and suitability for which game to be moved.
 
- Yeah I'm in total agreement with you but this is the way the competition is going as it's open secret among most Aussie fans that the Perth Pirates along with The Redcliffe Dolphins will be next two NRL teams to enter competition in 2018. I guess they're just getting us prepared for it. Still I'm with you man, we should make Bunnies play somewhere in South America cause of this. Where we could do it ? Amazon ? Copacabana ? Manchu Pica ? I know Nazca Lines ! It's not like they don't already have a field set up of us ! Look at place ...

- That and I'm hearing that our home away game will be West Tigers again in Wellington as Hurricanes (Maori for hopeless cu**s) have a bye the same week that we are schedule to play them (Tigers). So that's eleven games in Auckland and have trial match in Rotorua but dude does anybody out there know if we still have a trial match schedule next year for Dunedin like we did last few years ? Thanks :)
No Dunedin trial. I think its Penrith in Rotorua and Titans in Oz. I'm keen on the NRL season game being in Dunedin, but is unlikely.

Or maybe Lonergan and Mayor Tim got their shit together and have successfully arranged a season game in Invercargill:joyful:.
 
Im pretty sure NZRL


Who said that v Newcastle was a blockbuster.....you do know how the draw works.

The NRL and broadcasters want blockbusters to open the season they want games that will get people tuning into Chanel 9 games.
Hence games involving Broncos, Rabbitohs etc will do that.

I'm not to fussed about Storm on Anzac Day - why let the Storm have the honour of playing Anzac day and importantly all the profits at Warriors Expense.
Obviously storm didnt want to give up their Anzac Day game and stage it in New Zealand.

As a Warriors Fan I am more happy that I get to go to the Anzac game for once.
Warriors play the Storm twice and I am sure the Easter game will be a near sellout for Melbourne.

I reckon the Brisbane game and even the Titans Anzac game could be huge turnouts.
Too true. I'm looking at it the wrong way. Selfish reasons I guess. I love the storm v Warriors games. But you'd think they would give us the opening game.When was the last time we got opening game? 20 yrs ago? For me if it's not first round it loses relevance and just becomes another game.

Maybe I am just old fashioned and alone in my thinking. But wouldn't that have made more money?
 
Too true. I'm looking at it the wrong way. Selfish reasons I guess. I love the storm v Warriors games. But you'd think they would give us the opening game.When was the last time we got opening game? 20 yrs ago? For me if it's not first round it loses relevance and just becomes another game.

Maybe I am just old fashioned and alone in my thinking. But wouldn't that have made more money?

Yeah definately agreed. If the club market the game right I am sure that will pull alot of people even a couple weeks later.

However NRL gave up power to determine everything to broadcaster which is why we dont rate in Channel 9 ratings.
Probably why Warriors have got lots of Saturday games in 2015 - Fox Games.
 

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Im sure they just havent determined which game will be moved.
Suppose you cant put TBC if they dont know which game.

Considering the draw only got finalised they will look at availability and suitability for which game to be moved.
Eels round 3. Can't be at Mt Smart due to concerts I thought? So must be somewhere else in the country
 
Yeah definately agreed. If the club market the game right I am sure that will pull alot of people even a couple weeks later.

However NRL gave up power to determine everything to broadcaster which is why we dont rate in Channel 9 ratings.
Probably why Warriors have got lots of Saturday games in 2015 - Fox Games.
Personally I am wrapped with the Saturdays. Easy for me to go. But man when we start winning GFS we should dictate times...
 

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RL: Warriors may legal Eagles
5:00 AM Sunday Aug 17, 2014




  • The addition of a second Eagles concert makes a round three home game problematic.
    The Warriors could be homeless for the first month of next season.

    They might not play in Auckland until round four of 2015, and their plans for a 20th-anniversary blockbuster game to kick off next season are in jeopardy due to an ongoing dispute with Auckland Council over the Eagles concert next March.

    The club had been considering legal action over the concert clash - and remain concerned about the "serious disruption" the event could cause to their early season.

    The recent addition of a second Eagles concert makes a round three home game - the Warriors' preferred option now that round two is impossible - problematic.

    The club had planned a re-enactment of their inaugural game to kick off next season at home, to commemorate the spectacular occasion in 1995 when more than 29,000 fans saw the Broncos win a nine-try thriller on a night that also featured army cannons, explosions and hundreds of performers.


    It's unlikely to happen in round one. With Wayne Bennett returning to his former club, the NRL and broadcasters will be keen to kick off the season in Brisbane to capitalise on the hype and interest.

    Round three is also improbable as the additional Eagles concert on March 15 means the stadium will not be restored to a football arena until well into the following week and there are concerns about the impact on the playing surface.

    "We are in a bind," Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah said. "We are still waiting for a response from the RFA (Regional Facilities Auckland) and it's an issue we haven't encountered before. We had made plans and it's going to cause serious disruption to the start of our season."

    The Warriors claim they were not told about the concert before the booking was taken, contravening their scheduling rights as principal tenant during the NRL season. It's believed the club and NRL were not informed of the concert booking until a week before the advertising and publicity was unveiled.

    "I'm scratching my head that we could be in this situation - I find it extraordinary," Warriors co-owner Eric Watson told the Herald on Sunday in June. "I'm hoping there is some rational explanation along the way but we need to work out what the options are for the club."

    Around the same time Warriors chairman Bill Wavish said: "It's a very serious breach of contract and it is going to take some time to resolve."

    RFA director of stadium management Paul Nisbet wouldn't comment on the sequence of events but said, "in essence the Warriors have had up to 10 months' notice of those concerts happening at Mt Smart".

    Nisbet also claims the venue could be turned around for a third-round match but Scurrah is sceptical.

    "Look at it another way - if there was an All Blacks test a week after two Eagles concerts, would people be concerned?"

    The situation is less than ideal from a football point of view. Eden Park is unavailable at the same time because of the Cricket World Cup, which means the team could face a log-jam of fixtures across the Tasman.

    They traditionally try to avoid too many games in Australia in March, as they often struggle with the heat, and it's also not optimal to be travelling a lot in the first few weeks of the season, as the players are less conditioned and there can be issues around recovery.

    It has shown in results. Since 2007, the Warriors have won only four matches (of 13) across the Tasman during the first month of the season, compared to eight victories (from 13) at Mt Smart.


    - Herald on Sunday
  • https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11310042
 
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Let's not forget the Wellington game was originally scheduled for a Sunday until it was found it clashed with the Phoenix and was changed - that happened a month or so later.

Good to see it's Wellington and, from a "get there from Australia" viewpoint, couldn't see it being any where else other than Christchurch or Wellington.

so 2015 could see the killing off of the Perth voodoo and the start of winning runs at former voodoo grounds - Townsville, Wellington, Canberra.

Just Kogarah to leave until 2016, then.