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Vodafone Warriors v Broncos

Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Venue: Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Game day hashtag: #NRLWarriorsBroncos

Match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand

Key Timings

Gates open: 3.00pm

NYC kick-off: 3.15pm - Vodafone Warriors v Brisbane Broncos

ISP kick-off: 5.10pm - Vodafone Warriors v North Sydney Bears 

NRL kick-off: 7.30pm - Vodafone Warriors v Brisbane Broncos


The Vodafone Warriors will recognise their Pasifika heritage when they face their original opponent Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday night.

The Canterbury of New Zealand strip they’ll wear pays homage to the club’s original kit the Auckland Warriors used in their debut against the Broncos on March 10, 1995.

More than that, the 2017 heritage jersey – ‘Pacific Warrior’ – not only recognises the club’s beginnings but also embraces the Pasifika culture on which the Vodafone Warriors are built.  

The concept is the brainchild of artist Dave Burke, a long-standing collaborator with Canterbury of New Zealand. He brings intricate detail and a strong cultural background to his work, coupled with his passion for the game.

While capturing the colours of the original 1995 strip, the Pasifika-style treatment pays respect to the many players of Pasifika heritage who have represented the club since 1995.

On game day only, the Vodafone Warriors are offering fans attending the Brisbane clash the chance to slip on a ‘Pacific Warrior’ jersey for only $129.00 to show your support for our heritage. The jerseys will be available from the just-opened Vodafone Warriors SuperStore and other merchandise outlets around the ground.

CCC 'Celebrate like a Vodafone Warrior'

As match day sponsor, Canterbuury of New Zealand will be running a 'Celebrate like a Vodafone Warrior' competition at halftime.

Participants will run with a football from the 20-metre line to the goal line and score under the posts, unopposed. 

They will then be required to execute a creative post-try celebration, dancing, using corner posts and ball or whatever. The more creative the better. 


Special ticket offer

We have a great group ticket offer this week.

Get together a group of 20 or more and you’ll not only get 10 per cent off the price of your tickets but every person in the group will receive a voucher for free hot chips to be redeemed at the stadium's catering outlets.

To buy your package contact Ticketek Groups today:

Group booking line (8.30am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday):

Auckland | 09 307 5058

Wellington | 04 384 3842

Christchurch | 03 379 0597

Or email

Vodafone Warriors SuperStore

Take the chance during game day to check out the eye-catching, just-opened Vodafone Warriors SuperStore situated near Gate C in the north-eastern corner of the stadium.

Apart from the game day special on the 'Pacific Warrior' jersey, see the full range of Vodafone Warriors merchandise available.

‘Pacific Warrior’ offer

Go to the just-opened Vodafone Warriors SuperStore for a fantastic ‘Pacific Warrior’ game day offer.

Available only to fans at the ground on game day (May 27), you’ll be able to buy the stunning heritage jersey for just $129.00.

The 2017 heritage jersey is inspired by the colours of our original 1995 jersey and features a solid base of Pacific and Maori inspired artwork at the core of the design. The combination of many different cultural elements is representative of the wide range of nationalities that has made up our team since 1995.

Food special

We have a special game day offer at Mount Smart Stadium this Saturday night. For just $14.50 you can buy a dish of Poutine and a beer or Woodstock to go with it. Great value. You’ll find it at the stadium catering outlets in the East and West Stands or in the Harvey Norman Community Fanzone at the northern end of the stadium.

League 4 Life charity

League 4 Life is the charity of the week. League 4 Life seeks to provide financial assistance for former players and members of the rugby league community who have fallen on hard times.

Please give generously to League 4 Life supporters who will have collection buckets available around the ground.

Acknowledgement of Country

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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