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More than 500 sign up in 48 hours

Fans in Australia have left the Vodafone Warriors humbled by their astonishing response to the club’s special All Aus-All In membership which has netted more than 500 sales in 48 hours.

Support for the club across the Tasman exploded on the back of the Vodafone Warriors’ announcement on Friday that they would be remaining in Australia to continue in the competition in the face of the global coronavirus crisis.

The club was immediately inundated with requests from rugby league fans across the Tasman wanting to support the Vodafone Warriors, so much so they responded by launching the special non-ticketed Australian membership.

More than 100 memberships were sold within an hour and by this afternoon the number had gone past the 500 mark.

“We’ve been humbled by the response. It’s been phenomenal,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“We had that many people contacting us directly or through social media wanting to support us, so we created the All Aus-All In membership. It’s gone off and we want to thank everyone in Australia who has got in behind us.”

Among those to sign up have been former NRL star Jamie Soward, who said: “This is bigger than the game but without the Warriors the game doesn’t continue.”

Another was rugby league icon Phil Gould who tweeted: “Well done @NZWarriors. Great sacrifice to help save the NRL. Like @sowwowofficial6 I felt compelled to help in some small way by buying my family membership to your club. The NZ Warriors have five new fans here in Australia.”