Warriors player Ryan Hoffman during their Pre season NRL game Vodafone Warriors v St George Illawarra Dragons. Trafalgar Park, Nelson, New Zealand. Saturday 20 February 2016. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes / www.photosport.nz

 

3.34 | The Vodafone Warriors have arrived at the ground. It's 28-12 to Tasman over West Coast in the curtain raiser.

3.00 | Scorcher here in sunny Nelson. The temperature has soared to 29 degrees here at the ground. It's close to halftime in the curtain raiser with Tasman leading West Coast 18-0.

Not long now until the teams are due to arrive at Trafalgar Park for today's NRL trial. The Vodafone Warriors' bus is scheduled to depart from the team's hotel at 3.10pm. Critical trial for the club ahead of their season-opening NRL clash against Wests Tigers on March 5. Crowd is building to welcome local hero Simon Mannering in his final game as Vodafone Warriors captain.

It's been a huge week for the club with a group of Vodafone Warriors players and staff here for a packed programme of Harvey Norman Community Warriors visits at schools and in-store appearances at Vodafone (Richmond Mall) and at Harvey Norman.