Vodafone Warriors v Raiders
Date: May 10, 2014
Venue: Eden Park, Kingsland, Auckland, NZ
Matchday hashtags: #MothersForever #NRLWARCAN #WarriorsForever
Matchday sponsor: Vodafone is the matchday sponsor for the round nine match between Vodafone Warriors and Canberra Raiders. Visit www.vodafone.co.nz
Apparel: The team will be wearing the exclusive Eden Park jersey on game day
CLICK HERE to purchase the jersey
Gates Open 12.30pm
NSW Cup Kickoff 12.40pm
NYC Kickoff 2.40pm
NRL Kickoff 5.00pm
Event Finishes 7.00pm
TV SKY Sport 2 will be covering all 3 matches live from 12.30pm and Maori Television will be showing the NRL match delayed at 7.30pm on Sunday
Online NRL Digital Pass (AUS)
Radio Radio Sport will be covering the NRL match live from 5.00pm. Aucklanders can tune-in on 98.2FM or 1332AM
The Vodafone Warriors will run out on Eden Park for the last time this year looking to build upon their momentous 16-10 win in Melbourne on Anzac Day. Conversely, the Raiders cross the Tasman still reeling after being drubbed 54-18 by Manly. Both sides are locked on six points for the year and each will be looking to distance themselves from the bottom end of the table.
With David Fusitua ruled out by injury, Ngani Laumape slides to the wing, leaving Ben Henry and Konrad Hurrell to pair-up in the centres.
Head-to-head: Canberra Raiders 17 wins, Vodafone Warriors 13 wins
Last meeting: Vodafone Warriors 50 (Shaun Johnson 3, Manu Vatuvei 3, Elijah Taylor, Konrad Hurrell, Simon Mannering tries; Shaun Johnson 7 goals) defeated Canberra Raiders 16 (Jarrod Croker 3 tries; Croker 2 goals) at Mt Smart Stadium.
The Vodafone Junior Warriors, placed sixth after eight rounds, host the Raiders’ junior outfit, who sit at tenth on the ladder. The home side will be looking to rebound from their disappointing 14-36 loss at AAMI Park to the Storm while the Raiders seek their third-straight win. Three fresh faces are in the squad for the Vodafone Junior Warriors, including two debutants on the wing, Paul Ulberg and John Wesley Tauti. Joining them in the side is Mikaere Beattie, who will line up in the halves.
NSW CUP PREVIEW
The Vodafone Warriors NSW Cup side will be fighting for their fifth win from six games in Saturday’s first game of the tripleheader. Mounties cross the ditch on the back of a good run of form and they are currently placed third on the ladder. Siliva Havili, fresh off a test debut and his first three NRL starts, has been named at hooker for the home side. In another change, Mason Lino has been elevated from the NYC side and will take the place of an injured Tuimoala Lolohea.
MATCH DAY INFO
Mums Go Free with the Vodafone Warriors!*
Join us in celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend by bringing your mum along to the game. When you purchase a ticket to the game you get one free for the mother in your family.
Tickets start at $30 for adults and $10 for children (fees apply). CLICK HERE to buy tickets now
MEMBERS ONLY LOUNGE
The members lounge is located in the Western Lounge at Eden Park, which is accessible from the concourse behind the Western Stand.
It will be hosted by Sir Peter Leitch and there will be a range of entertainment options available including pool tables, arcade machines and Xbox games with the players.
To celebrate Mother’s Day, one lucky mum will be chosen from the lounge to toss the coin before the NRL match kickoff.
Four lucky mums will also have the chance to be upgraded to the best seats in the house!
LOCAL BARS AND EATERIES
If you are looking to enjoy a meal or go for a drink with your mates then here are a few suggestions:
SKYCITY has the best restaurants to choose from in Auckland including Gusto at the Grand, The Grill, Masu, The Suger Club, DEPOT, Federal Delicatessen, Jade Dragon, Orbit, Fortuna, Bellota and Rebo | More at www.skycityauckland.co.nz/restaurants
Wendy’s – Dominion Road, Mt Eden
If you are looking for a bar, then look no further than SKYCITY. With a fantastic selection to choose from including X.O., twentyone, Bellota, Aces Bar, The Deck, Rouge Bar, Sky Lounge and Sammy’s Place, you are sure to find a place perfect for you
More at www.skycityauckland.co.nz/bars
TAB ODDS: (8/5/14)
Vodafone Warriors $1.47
ROAD WARRIOR ENTRY WINNER
Congratulations to Simon Newbould, our latest Suzuki Road Warrior finalist who now has a one in ten chance of winning the Suzuki Road Warrior at our final home game of the season. Do you want to win – it’s easy, simply enter the prize draw at our membership tent on the concourse at this weekend’s match and you will be in the draw. Not only will you be in with a chance of winning the Suzuki Road Warrior, you’ll be hosted in Suzuki’s corporate suite at our final home match of 2014 along with a Suzuki gift pack and ticket upgrade to our next match against the Knights on Sunday 1st June