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It’s #ZombieNight at Mount Smart Stadium so join in the fun as the Vodafone Warriors look forward to hosting the NRL’s 2013 premiership-winning Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium.

New Zealand rugby league fans owe it to themselves to be there for a contest showing off an array of stars from the world’s number one-ranked Kiwis. In Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson and Ben Matulino the Vodafone Warriors are set to have four players from the side that beat the Kangaroos in this year’s Anzac Test while the Sydney Roosters boast Vodafone Warriors-bound Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Sam Moa.   


Gates Open: 3:30pm

NYC Kick-off: v Sydney Roosters // 3:40pm

NSW Cup Kick-off: v Sydney Roosters // 5:45pm

Mini League Kick-off: U6 Glenora Boss Bears v Te Awamutu Firehawks / U7 Pt Chev White  v Te Awamutu Firehawks // 7:15pm

Autograph Island: Player autographs at the Vodafone Warriors tent // 7:30pm

Mascot Dance Off: Tiki v Rocky the Rooster // 7:55pm

SKYCITY Cheer Team: 8:00pm

NRL Kick-off: v Sydney Roosters // 8:05pm

Halftime Entertainment: Tiki Thriller Zombie Survival Challenge // 8:45pm

SKYCITY Cheer Team:  8:55pm

Event Finishes: 10:00pm


Theme: #ZombieNight

Match Day Hashtag: #ZombieNight #WarriorsForever #WarriorsHome #NRLWarriorsRoosters

Pre-Show: There is lots going on down on the field as MC Tarsh Ieremia brings the fun to the stands at our home. Fan Cam will see you dancing, flexing or giving your best pukana for a chance to win prizes. Vodafone Warriors mascot Tiki will be sure to please in his pre-show dance off against Sydney’s Rocky the Rooster.

Halftime Show: Tiki Thriller Zombie Survival Challenge. Be the fastest on the field and avoid the zombies on field for your chance to win a signed jersey.

Around the Grounds Entertainment: Get down to the North Zone next to the black Vodafone Warriors tent to get your game face on. There will also be Warriors Forever tattoos and player signings, so come along to meet the players and get an autograph. Catch up with our roaming zombies to receive your Fantastic Fridays 2 for 1 movie tickets.

Sponsor Activations: Win every game day with Woodstock. They’ll be down in the North Zone with their ‘Woody Words of Wisdom’. Collect one of their signs, write your message, and hold it high during the game. Get yours on the big screen to win $500.

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 on the ground engaging with fans around the field.

Game Day Sponsor: Vodafone

Apparel: The team will be wearing the home jersey on match day. Go to to buy your Vodafone Warriors apparel.


Go to to buy your tickets.

Want to grab yourself a good deal this season and come to three games but not sure which yet? We have you covered. Grab yourself a 3-Game Flexi Pass, any three home games for just $60. Head to to find out more as well as your chance to win a brand new Suzuki Swift Road Warrior.


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 3.30pm 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:

 | 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

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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