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Vote Game Day Saturday

Calling on fans to decide which one of three Vodafone Warriors matches you want to feature on Game Day Saturday on Sky Sport’s home of rugby league at 3.00pm on Saturday (May 16).

This week Gold Coast encounters from the archives are up for voting coinciding with our originally scheduled 10th-round match against the Titans in Robina this Saturday before the 2020 season was suspended.

Teaming up with Sky Sport, we’ve brought a taste of the best from the past to the Game Day Saturday slot throughout the Covid-19 lockdown period. The opponents and games we’ve featured have been:

  • Wests Tigers (28-26 at Leichhardt Oval in 2008)
  • St George Illawarra (44-16 at Mount Smart Stadium 2007)
  • Sydney Roosters (17-16 at Mount Smart Stadium in 2009)
  • Melbourne (28-14 at Mount Smart Stadium 2015)
  • Parramatta (48-0 at Mount Smart Stadium in 2014)
  • Canterbury-Bankstown (36-16 at Mount Smart Stadium 2008)

This week’s contenders against the Titans are all away fixtures. Now it’s over to you to vote for the match you’d like to see from the three options below.

Vote for your Game Day Saturday right here.

August 24, 2013

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina

In the third to last round of the regular season, the Vodafone Warriors headed to Robina after three straight losses desperately needing a win over the Titans to stay in the mix for a spot in the finals.

Down 6-16 late in the first half, the Vodafone Warriors rallied with slick down the right edge for Jerome Ropati – selected on the wing for this outing – tiptoed down the touchline to score just before the break.

And in the second half they added another 14 unanswered points through a Konrad Hurrell special, second for Ropati after some brilliant lead-up work and two conversions and a penalty from Shaun Johnson for a 24-16 lead. A late Titans try gave them a sniff but the Vodafone Warriors held on for a two-point win.

Gold Coast Titans 22 (Ryan James 2, Brad Takairangi, Anthony Don tries; Aidan Sezer 3 conversions).

Vodafone Warriors 24 (Jerome Ropati 2, Dane Nielsen, Konrad Hurrell tries; Shaun Johnson 3 conversions, penalty).

Vodafone Warriors | Kevin Locke; Jerome Ropati, Konrad Hurrell, Dane Nielsen, Manu Vatuvei; Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson; Sam Rapira, Nathan Friend, Suaia Matagi; Elijah Taylor, Simon Mannering (c); Todd Lowrie. Interchange: Ben Matulino, Jacob Lillyman, Feleti Mateo, Dominique Peyroux.

August 7, 2016

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina

What an ambush this turned into. The Titans had gone all-out to hype up Jarryd Hayne’s debut for the club, drawing a huge crowd of 25,000-plus for what was meant to be a celebration.

Instead the Vodafone Warriors gate-crashed the party, shutting out the noise generated by the focus on Hayne.

After a nip-and-tuck first half with the score level at 10-10, they burst out of the blocks in the second with a Simon Mannering try and then a pair to centre Solomone Kata (both sparked by intercepts from deep on defence) for a 24-10 lead. The Titans recovered with a try with seven minutes to go but the Vodafone Warriors were on sing defensively to close out the match.

Gold Coast Titans 14 (Ryan James, Konrad Hurrell, Anthony Don tries; Ash Taylor conversion).

Vodafone Warriors 24 (Solomone Kata 2, David Fusitu'a, Bodene Thompson, Simon Mannering tries; Tuimoala Lolohea 2 conversions).

Vodafone Warriors | Tuimoala Lolohea; Ken Maumalo, David Fusitu'a, Solomone Kata, Manu Vatuvei; Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson; Jacob Lillyman, Jazz Tevaga, Albert Vete; Bodene Thompson, Ryan Hoffman (c); Simon Mannering. Interchange: Nathaniel Roache, Sam Lisone, Ben Matulino, Blake Ayshford.

June 10, 2017

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina

The Vodafone Warriors picked up their first away win of the season 2017 and gave veteran second rower Ryan Hoffman the perfect result in his 300th career match as they surged to an impressive 34-12 victory.

The 33-year-old Hoffman's stamp was all over the day.

He led his team onto the field with his family, scored the Vodafone Warriors' first try of the match and then iced a memorable victory and occasion by calmly converting Ata Hingano's try in the final seconds. It was the first goal of his career after two failed previous attempts. For a man with no kicking pedigree he couldn't have done it better and he was instantly mobbed by the rest of the team.

Gold Coast Titans 12 (Kane Elgey, Jarryd Hayne, Dale Copley tries).

Vodafone Warriors 34 (Blake Ayshford 2, Ryan Hoffman, Ken Maumalo, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Ata Hingano tries; Issac Luke 4 conversions; Ryan Hoffman conversion).

Vodafone Warriors | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c); David Fusitu'a, Blake Ayshford, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo; Kieran Foran, Shaun Johnson; Jacob Lillyman, Issac Luke, Ben Matulino; Bodene Thompson, Ryan Hoffman; Simon Mannering. Interchange: Sam Lisone, Albert Vete, Bunty Afoa, Mafoa'aeata Hingano.

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