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#BeardUp for the Vodafone Warriors and support the boys as they head into battle today against a Sydney Roosters side expected to include Sonny Bill Williams.

With just two home games to go, today's 24th-round clash sees the Vodafone Warriors hosting the 2013 premiers the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium (2.00pm kick-off).

They're again one of teams to beat, boasting an all-star line-up including SBW (probably), Anthony Minichiello, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Michael Jennings, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves plus a lot more.

The Vodafone Warriors will remember their last encounter with the boys from Bondi when they played arguably their best game of the 2013 season winning 23-12 in Sydney.

Don't miss your opportunity to see some huge match-ups. Purchase your tickets today.


Match-Up: Vodafone Warriors v Sydney Roosters
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014

Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland, NZ

NRL Kick-off 2pm


Gates Open: 11:30pm

NYC Kick-off: v Syndey Roosters // 11:45pm

Mini League Kick-off:  Mt Albert v Manurewa Mini Marlins U/10s // 1:15pm

Autograph Island: Player Autographs at the Vodafone Warriors tent // 1:15pm

Junior Cheer Team // 1:40pm

Live Performance: TBC

SKYCITY Cheer Team: // 2pm

NRL Kick-off: v Sydney Roosters // 2.05pm

Half-Time Entertainment: TBC // 2.45pm

SKYCITY Cheer Team:  2:55pm

Event Finishes: 4pm


Theme: #BeardUp for the Vodafone Warriors

Match Day Hashtag: #BeardUp #WarriorsForever

Entertainment: #BeardUp for the Vodafone Warriors and support the boys as they head into battle. Warriors have grown their beards before battle since the beginning of time, myths from beards shielding the strikes of weapons to beards giving warriors intimating strength. With only three games left at Mt Smart we are calling you out to back the boys and get behind Beard Up, grow your own beard or don one of several collector beards of your favourite Vodafone Warriors such as Manu Vatuvei, Simon Mannering, Konrad Hurrell and others being given out on game day.

Lots of spot prizes to be won, take a photo of your beard (real or fake) on instagram and tag @nzwarriors & hashtag #BeardUp to be in to win.

Joing in the activities at the North Stand, such a Warrior Sumo Wrestling & the Beard Booth for your changes to win loads of prizes!

Game Day Hosts:  The Big Voice of the Vodafone Warriors Nik Brown will be guiding you through the night with score updates, in-game commentary and at-game information supported by the lovely Tarsh Ieremia & Johnson Raela from FLAVA on the ground engaging with fans around the field. Get involved with Pukana Cam and show us your best pukana for your chance to win a $100 Canterbury of NZ voucher.

Music: DJ Scotty will be playing the top 40 songs on the New Zealand chart mixed with a few classics this weekend. Keep an ear out for our NRL player try songs selected by the players themselves, celebrating their try with their favourite song.

Match Day Sponsor: Lion Red

Charity Partner: Kidscan

Apparel: The team will be wearing the Home Jersey on Match Day  CLICK HERE to purchase the jersey.

Warriors Tent: There’s fun for everyone. This week we have face painting, so come get your Vodafone Warriors face on. The Warriors passing wall is back with loads of prizes. There will also be Warriors Forever tattoos and Player signings, so come meet the players and get an autograph. Don’t forget to also get yourself into the draw for your chance to win the Vodafone Warriors Road Warrior Suzuki Swift, more information at the Vodafone Warriors Tent located in the North/East corner.


Members Lounge: The Legends Lounge in the East Stand will be open after the match. Members will be able treated to player interviews hosted by former Vodafone Warriors great Monty Betham after the game. 

Tweet Your Seat: 8 lucky winners will enjoy a corporate suite experience including complimentary food and beverage, simply by tweeting there seat. Tweet your seat during the game and be in to win the suite experience at the following game. Follow @nzwarriors to keep an eye out for future member promotions.

Get on the field: Keen to join in the activities on the field, every game members get the chance to flank the tunnel, partake in the coin toss and sometimes even get to run the ball out. Keep your eye open on Thursday’s when the Membership Newsletter hits your inbox.


There is only three games left at Mt Smart this season, don’t miss out as we battle our way to the top. Adults from $20, Children from $10 t&c’s apply head to



You can use regular service public transport to get to and from the Vodafone Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium. Penrose Station is just a short walk down O’Rourke Road to the stadium entrance, and regular route buses operate in the area.

Check regular service times and routes by using the AT Journey Planner at Please note that standard fares apply.

CLICK HERE for more transport information


CLICK HERE for parking information


Click HERE for conditions of entry and visitor information for Mount Smart Stadium


TV SKY Sport 2 will be covering all three matches live from 3.00pm and Maori Television will be showing the NRL match delayed at 7.30pm on Sunday

Online NRL Digital Pass (AUS)


If you are looking to enjoy a meal or go for a drink with your mates then here are a few suggestions:

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Wendy’s – Mt Wellington Hwy, Mt Wellington

Wendy’s – 153 East Tamaki Rd, Otara

Wendy’s – 704 Mt Albert Rd, Royal Oak

Wendy's - 620 Great South Rd, Greenlane

 | 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

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