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Vodafones Red Out and Kiwi artist of the moment Stan Walker (pictured) will provide two of the main highlights of the planned entertainment programme for The Capital Clash at Westpac Stadium tonight. Photo: Photosport.

As both the Vodafone Warriors principal sponsor and also match day sponsor, Vodafone wants to paint the stadium red at different stages of tonights NRL encounter between the Vodafone Warriors and Canterbury-Bankstown.

All Vodafone Warriors members and fans turning up to the ground close to 28,000 tickets have been sold will pick up a red card when they arrive at the venue (for those who arent aware, red is Vodafones core colour).

Spectators will be asked to brandish their cards every time they see red lights flash during the game and especially at halftime when a special Red Out stunt is planned. All will be revealed tonight.


Leading up to the NRL match, the top-selling Stan Walker, also starring now as a judge on TV3s X Factor, will make a special guest appearance to perform for the crowd as the Vodafone Warriors continue to mark New Zealand Music Month.

Just before the Vodafone Warriors and Canterbury-Bankstown take the field, therell be a special tribute to long-serving Wellington rugby league administrator and historian Bernie Wood, who passed away on April 28.

Wood, the games godfather in the Capital, made an astonishing contribution in every sphere of the game.

He would have cherished seeing Westpac Stadium hosting such a massive crowd for a rugby league occasion while he would have been immensely proud to see the Vodafone Warriors entering the stadium wearing a quintessential black and gold Wellington provincial playing strip, the design of which harks back to the late 1970s . The fact the Vodafone Warriors will wear the colours today becomes all the more poignant as a way of further recognising Woods involvement in rugby league.

He would also delight in seeing the teams playing mini and mod rugby league on the ground during the event involving sides from his own club Porirua as well as Petone, Upper Hutt, Kapiti (Stephen Kearneys junior club), St George, Wainuiomata and Te Aroha (Ben Matulinos junior club).
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