Anzac Day football is confirmed to return to Go Media Stadium for just the second time when the One New Zealand Warriors host the Gold Coast Titans on April 25 next year.
The 2024 NRL draw released today lists the fixture among 10 games the Warriors will play at their home ground.
The match-up against the Titans is a repeat of the groundbreaking first Anzac Day contest at Go Media Stadium in 2015 when the NRL marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.
Following record-breaking home and away crowds throughout their 2023 NRL campaign, the One New Zealand Warriors have been handed four games in New Zealand in the first six rounds in 2024.
They launch their year against Cronulla Sutherland at Go Media Stadium on Friday, March 8 (8.00pm kick-off) while they’re at home again to host Newcastle in round four on Sunday, March 31 (6.05pm kick-off) and Manly Warringah in round 6 on Saturday, April 13 (5.00pm kick-off).
Following Friday’s announcement of a three-year agreement to take a home game to Christchurch for each of the next three seasons, it has been confirmed the One New Zealand Warriors will face Canberra at Apollo Projects Stadium (formerly Orangetheory Stadium) in round three on Friday, March 22 (8.00pm).
In round two the One New Zealand Warriors are away to Melbourne meaning they face four of 2023’s top eight teams in the first four weeks of the season.
In all they have home fixtures against six of this year’s finals teams with the Storm hosted at Go Media Stadium on June 15, Brisbane in round 17 and three-times premiership-winning Penrith at ‘home’ in the Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium on May 19. The Sydney Roosters are the only top eight side the One New Zealand Warriors don’t face in a home game.
Thei club’s 30th campaign in the NRL competition sees it not only starting but also ending its regular season against the Sharks with a round 26 encounter at PointsBet Stadium on Saturday, August 31 followed by the third bye in the final round.
The other byes fall in weekends before State of Origin matches in round 13 and 19.
Other features of the draw:
Teams played once:
Home | Panthers, Broncos, Wests Tigers, Eels
Away | Rabbitohs, Dragons. Roosters, Cowboys
Teams played home and away:
Sharks, Storm, Raiders, Knights, Sea Eagles, Titans, Dolphins, Bulldogs
Origin I (June 5) | Bye before, Cowboys on June 8
Origin II (June 26) | Titans on June 22, Broncos on June 29
Origin III (July 17) | Bye before, Raiders on July 19