New Vodafone Warriors centre Gerard Beale was among the players who took to Perth's new stadium on Monday to promote the NRL first-round doubleheader in the Western Australia capital in March.
Beale, Zane Musgrove (South Sydney Rabbitohs) and Kerrod Holland (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) were shown the sights, lights and heights of the stadium ahead of the event on Saturday, March 10.
The players were joined by local fans who had already purchased their tickets, picked their teams and secured their own slice of history with the two matches scheduled to be the first rectangular sport to be played at the venue.
Kiwi international Beale, who made the long trek from Auckland, encouraged fans from Perth, and all over Australia and New Zealand, to get along to the doubleheader to witness rugby league for themselves. up close and personal.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play in some pretty amazing stadiums before and being able to come here today and check it out, I can tell it’s going to be right up there,” he said.
“It’s an afternoon kick-off, which is obviously great news for fans with families, but we also don’t get to come and play in Perth too much – let alone in a doubleheader - so I hope to see as many people here as possible.”
Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian Kangaroos legend, Billy Slater is set to celebrate his 300th NRL Telstra Premiership match in the second game of the day.
Tickets and travel packages are available now via NRL.com/tickets for as little as $50 for a family of four. All tickets include integrated public transport.
PERTH NRL DOUBLEHEADER
Saturday, March 10
4.00pm | South Sydney Rabbitohs v Vodafone Warriors (9.00pm NZT)
6.00pm | Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Melbourne Storm (11.00pm)