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The Vodafone Warriors’ home game against Cronulla at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday is being dedicated to the one and only Sir Peter Leitch (NRL kick-off: 5.00pm; match day sponsor: DEWALT).

It’s appropriate the man so synonymous with rugby league in New Zealand and especially with his beloved Vodafone Warriors should be honoured in what is the club’s 20th anniversary season.

The Sir Peter Leitch Appreciation Day follows home game day themes which have included everyday heroes, a onesie party, a zombie night and the old boys.

It gives not just the club but the entire rugby league community the chance to acknowledge the Mad Butcher for his matchless contribution to the Vodafone Warriors.

He has been integrally linked to and involved with the club since its arrival in 1995. The Vodafone Warriors retired the No 19 jersey to Sir Peter in 2001.

Vodafone Warriors members and fans are being encouraged to come to the game against the Sharks in big numbers to pay homage to Sir Peter.

He always says the greatest gift anyone can give is their time. On Saturday it’s the fans’ turn to give Sir Peter their time by turning up in big numbers to show their appreciation for all he does for the Vodafone Warriors.

The game day programme will include a number of Mad Butcher-related features while the club has also launched a Shark Attack membership exclusively for the game. 


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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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