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Vodafone Warriors v Canberra Raiders

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Venue: Mount Smart Stadium

Game day hashtag: #NRLWarriorsRaiders 


Key timings

Gates open: 11.30am

NYC kick-off: 11.45am - Vodafone Junior Warriors v Raiders

ISP kick-off: 1.45pm - Vodafone Warriors v Wentworthville

NRL kick-off: 4.00pm - Vodafone Warriors v Raiders



Radio station Flava is our match day sponsor for this triple header.

First up is the NYC match between the Vodafone Junior Warriors and the Raiders followed by the second-placed Vodafone Warriors taking on Wentworthville in the Intrust Super Premiership and then the NRL encounter.

Special guests at Mount Smart Stadium will be members of the world champion Black Sox softball team.

Among those in attendance will be  captain Nathan Nukunuku, vice-captain Thomas Enoka, Cole Evans, Brad Rona, Ben Enoka and Campbell Gibson plus manager Jayden Moore and assistant coach Darryl Marino.

The Black Sox  will be hosted in the Corporate Lounge in the East Stand where some of them will be interviewed by MC Gordon Gibbons. The team members will also be brought onto the field to be introduced to the crowd.

This Sunday you can make the most of our game day specials starting with our latest ticket offer. Buy five tickets for just $50 (more details below) and, thanks to major sponsor Woodstock, we are also offering a game day drink special – Woodstock’s new ‘Easy Roller’ drink for just $6 (it’s Woodstock with a refreshing twist).

At halftime four finalists from Flava’s ‘Hunt for the Warrior’ competition will compete in an obstacle course chasing the prize of the ultimate rugby league weekend in Sydney hosted by Flava’s Wake-Up Call hosts Sela, Pua and Tarsh.

Don’t forget to check out our Harvey Norman Community Fun Zone where Flava will be parked. Get temporary tattoos or take a photo with a Vodafone Warrior in our popular photo booth. Try signs will also be given out to be waved during the match.

This round is also the second to last home game before we announce the winner for our Suzuki Ultimate Road Warrior giveaway. It’s not too late to enter the draw with the winner announced at our last home game of the season against the Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday, August 27 (4.00pm kick-off).

Post-match head to SKYCITY for a ‘Meet the Team’ after-match function at Andy’s Burgers and Bar.

Other game day features will include our much-anticipated mini mod games, the Canterbury of New Zealand T-shirt cannon, the official Ray White Coin Toss and much more.


Special ticket offer

We have a great ticket offer this week. Attend the game as a family group or bring some mates along and you’ll get five tickets for just $50.

To secure your tickets book online at, visit our office at Mount Smart Stadium or email


Mini mods

This is always great entertainment. This week we have the Papamoa Bulldogs taking on the East Coast Bays Barracudas in the under-nines and the Hibiscus Raiders facing Pt Chevalier in the under-sevens.


Flava’s halftime entertainment

‘Hunt for the Warrior’ is a competition run by Flava offering a chance to win the ultimate rugby league weekend in Sydney. Participants had to find life-sized Vodafone Warriors cut outs placed in various locations around the country (Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Hawke’s Bay, Whangarei, Taranaki and Dunedin), take a selfie and upload to Facebook hash tagging #FLAVAHUNT.

The four finalists from around the country will be flown to Auckland to take on an obstacle course hosted Flava’s Wake-Up call team. Should be great fun to watch.


Vodafone Stadium Live App

Be sure to download Stadium Live, Vodafone’s new game day app that lets you live stream the action from the NRL game straight to your smartphone.

So, wherever you’re sitting in the stadium, or whatever you’re doing, you won’t miss a moment.

It also lets you see all the big moments, like tries, tackles and penalties over and over, with rewind and replay. Plus, you can see player stats, in real-time.

It's available during the big game only if you're at Mount Smart Stadium, bringing a whole new dimension to your game day experience.

Stadium Live is available now for iPhone or Android. You can find it by clicking on the links below



Or search Vodafone Stadium Live in the app store. Standard data charges apply. Performs best on the Vodafone 4G network. (TBC)


Instant Kiwi

Digital Instant Kiwi Scratchies will be available this game day with prizes up for grabs.

Using a smart phone, click on the link to participate and follow the step-by-step instructions. With 381 prizes on offer, you can win up to $10,000. If you are a winner of this R18 activity, head to the white marquee located in the north-east stand corner next to the Ultimate Road Warrior to redeem your prize. (ID will be required)


Black Sox

The Black Sox won the men’s world softball championships for a record seventh time in Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada, in July.

After beating Canada 12-11, they were in their 10th straight final where they beat Australia 6-4, a triumph made possible when Joel Evans blasted a grand slam home run.

Team members at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday will be players Nathan Nukunuku (captain), Thomas Enoka (vice-captain), Cole Evans, Brad Rona, Ben Enoka and Campbell Gibson plus Jayden Moore (manager), Darryl Marino (assistant coach), Guy Mothersole (trainer) and Paul Aitu (medical lead).


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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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