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Match-Up: Vodafone Warriors v Canberra Raiders
Date: Saturday 27 June, 2015
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand

NRL Kick-off: 5:00pm

Theme: Onesie Party

Match Day Hashtags: #OnesieParty #WarriorsHome

It’s time to get those onesies out again for the Vodafone Warriors’ second annual #OnesieParty at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow (June 27). Everyone got right into the spirit for last year’s first mid-winter onesie bash so make sure you come along dressed for the occasion to not only back your team against Canberra but to also support a good cause. It’s all about Jammies in June, the Kidz First Children’s Hospital campaign which raises awareness of keeping warm in winter. For more information on Jammies in June click HERE.

The match launches an intensive programme which sees the Vodafone Warriors playing five of their next six games at home.

Two milestone achievements are set to provide a key highlight with Vodafone Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman in line to make his 200th career appearance and second rower Bodene Thompson his 100th. In his seventh season with the Vodafone Warriors, Lillyman will make his 138th appearance for the club after earlier playing 62 times for North Queensland. Thompson is in his first season with the Vodafone Warriors after previously representing Gold Coast and Wests Tigers.

Get your tickets now HERE and come show your support for the Vodafone Warriors.


Gates Open: 12:30pm

NYC Kick-off: v Canberra Raiders // 12:40pm

NSW Cup Kick-off: v Mounties // 2:40pm

Mini League Kick-off: U10 Mercury Bay Boars v Ponsonby Thunder Ponies // 4:15pm

Autograph Island: Player Autographs at the Warriors tent // 4:30pm

SKYCITY Cheer Team: 4:55pm

NRL Kick-off: v Canberra Raiders // 5:00pm

Half-Time Entertainment: FLAVA Socks, Jocks & Bellyflops // 5:45pm

SKYCITY Cheer Team:  5:55pm

Event Finishes: 7:00pm


Pre-Show: There is lots going on down of 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.

Half-Time Show:

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.

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 day 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: flava

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

The Big Red Members’ Tent: The members-only tent can’t be missed being the feature of the North Zone, the place to be, to meet friends and family pre-match. This week features Dean Te Paa entertaining you with his soul voice pre-match. Members will be treated to post-match player interviews.


Head to our home this weekend. Adult tickets are priced from just $20, children from $10 and family passes from as little as $50 for 2 adults and 2 children (fees apply). Get your tickets HERE.

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 Warriors Forever to find out more and get in with the chance to win the 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

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The New Zealand Warriors honour the mana of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific. We acknowledge the traditional kaitiaki of the lands, elders past and present, their stories, their traditions, their mamae and their mana motuhake.

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