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The Raiders are taking their round eight home match against the Panthers to Wagga Wagga this weekend, when they play at 3.00pm on Saturday at McDonald’s Park.


Saturday, May 4, McDonald’s Park, Wagga Wagga

Gates Open: 12.30pm

Jersey Flegg - Raiders v Panthers 12.45pm

NRL - Raiders v Panthers: 3.00pm


Tickets for this match are no longer available online. You can purchase tickets at the following places until 5.00pm on Friday (May 3).

Ticket Locations

· Wagga Wagga Visitor Information Centre – 183 Tarcutta St, Wagga Wagga

· Oasis Aquatic Centre – 50 Morgan St, Wagga Wagga

· Raiders HQ  - 2 Eade St, Bruce, ACT

Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at entry point two on game day (See map below)

Pre-Purchasing tickets is cheaper than at the gate. 

Ticket sales will close at halftime on game day.   

Event Partners

The official event partners for the match are Wagga Wagga City Council and Destination NSW

Destination NSW CLICK HERE for more information 

Wagga Wagga City Council CLICK HERE for more information 

Match Day Sponsor - MTAA Super

For more information on MTAA Super, please visit

Match Day Charity – Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life-skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

Clontarf Foundation volunteers will be collecting donations around the grounds at the game.

Clontarf Foundation kids will also be assisting with the on-field activations and participating in the first half guard of honour.

For more information please visit

Viking Clap

The Viking Clap is heading to Wagga Wagga, and will take place at McDonald’s Park prior to kick-off, so make sure you’re ready to go as the team prepares to take the field!

This week’s Viking Ambassador is Raider #111 David Barnhill. Barnhill played  40 matches for the club from 1989 to 1991 including the 1990 Grand Final win over the Panthers.

2019 Viking Ambassadors

Round Two: Chris Houghton (Raider #95)

Round Three: Chris O’Sullivan (Raider #24)

Round Five: Matthew Corkery (Raider #57)

Round Six: Phil Small (ACT Broadcaster)

Round Eight: David Barnhill (Raider #111)

2018 Viking Ambassadors

Grant Wilson (Raiders Member), Victor the Viking and Velda the Valkyrie, Les Gock (Musician), Bradley Clyde (Raider #97), Ruben Wiki (Raider #153), Mark Bell (Raider #100), Clinton Schifcofske (Raider #219), Ashley Gilbert (Raider #32), Marshall Chalk (Raider #248), Maddie Studdon (Jillaroo), Greg Robson (Former Ground Announcer), Greg Johnston (Club Membership Sponsor).

2017 Viking Ambassadors

Alan Tongue (Raider #211), Jason Croker (Raider #124), Jay Hoffman (Raider #6), Monsignor John Woods (Raiders Chaplain), Chris Seed (NZ High Commissioner), Dennis Richardson (Former Secretary Department of Defence), Gary Belcher (Raider #73), Michael Roberston (Raider #228), Bronnie Taylor (NSW, MLC), Katrina Fanning (Jillaroo), Glenn Lazarus (Raider #90)


Due to the configuration of McDonald’s Park in Wagga Wagga, there will be no members lounge this weekend. The Members lounge will return for the Raiders next home match at GIO Stadium.

Pre-Game Entertainment

Gates open at 12.30pm, with the Raiders Jersey Flegg team taking on the Panthers at 12.45pm.

This week’s McDonald’s Match Day performance will be performed by Wagga Wagga based dance studio A-Live Performing Arts Centre, who will perform on-field around 30 minutes prior to kick-off.

Cam and Ben will then take you through all of the game day news and updates thanks to Channel Nine before kick-off, including an interview with Viking Ambassador David Barnhill, before the Viking Clap.

Halftime Entertainment

Huawei Hot Seat

The Huawei Hot Seat is on each home match, with one lucky fan having the chance to win a brand-new Huawei Handset! One lucky attendee will be announced at halftime, so make sure you’re listening for your name.

Huawei Mini Footy

At half-time of the NRL game, four local under 8’s rugby league teams will be playing a modified version of Rugby League on-field. After the games finish, the teams will create the guard of honour for the second half team run on. The participating teams are: Junee Diesels, Wagga Magpies, Wagga Kangaroos Red and Wagga Brothers.

Coca-Cola Sing to win

Coca-Cola Sing to Win is back bigger and better in 2019, with fans attending the match having the chance to win a $250 Raiders Shop voucher, by signing along to the song of the day using a Coca-Cola product as a microphone. This will happen at halftime this week.

McDonald’s Powerplay

The McDonalds Powerplay is going to Wagga Wagga. If it doesn’t go off in the first half, the team will get another crack during the second half to score and win for the fans attending!

With the match in Wagga Wagga we’ve extended the participating regular ACT Region stores to include Gundagai, Leeton, Temora, Tumut, Wagga East, Wagga Glenfield, Wagga Kooringal, Wagga Wagga, Yass.  

If successful, all you need to do is show your match day ticket at one of the participating stores.

Canberra Airport Homes for Homes Points for Cash

Canberra Airport will donate $100 for each pint scored to the Homes for Homes charity.

Information on Homes for Homes can be found at

ActewAGL SMS Man of the Match

This season fans  have the opportunity to vote on the man of the match each week thanks to ActewAGL. Keep an eye out on the big screen on match day and you can vote and possibly win a $100 voucher thanks to Sportsman’s Warehouse.

Post-Match – Fans on the field

Following the match, a second siren will sound 10 minutes after fulltime, where fans can come onto the field, kick a footy and meet Raiders players.

Please follow the ground announcer instructions on match day.

Food and Beverage

There will be several food and beverage outlets located at the venue on both sides of the ground.

Menu items include:

Steak sandwiches, Sausage Sandwiches, Chips, Gravy & onion, Hot Dogs, Pies, Sausage Rolls, Soft Drinks, Lollies, Chips (Packets)

There will also be two coffee vans and two ice-cream vans.

There will be four bars selling CUB mid-strength beers and spirits (18+ Only)


Raiders Shop will have their merchandise van at the venue. Drop by and get your 2019 Raiders merchandise.

Raiders members will receive 20% off merchandise (Excluding promo and sale items)

Getting to McDonalds Park

There will be no public transport running to the venue on game day. There will be free buses available post-match which will take patrons back into the city centre to Bolton Park.

Conditions of Entry

CLICK HERE for full conditions of entry for the match 


Parking is available at McDonald’s park, with a gold coin donation to Rotary. Please see parking map below. Entry is via Copland St. Carpooling is encouraged as many patrons are expected on game day.

Advised McDonalds Park ATM facilities

Please note there are no EFTPOS or ATM facilities available at McDonalds Park. Patrons must bring cash to purchase food/beverages on the day.

Watching the Match

If you can’t make it to McDonald's Park there are options available.

The NRL match is live on Fox League Channel 502.

There is also the NRL Digital Pass available to watch the match.

Download the NRL App via Google Play or iTunes to subscribe

Overseas fans can watch via Watch NRL.

Updates from the matches will be on the Raiders Twitter. Make sure you are also following us on Facebook and Instagram for heaps of behind the scenes photos and videos from the match.

Listening to the Match

In 2019 there are more ways to listen. You can tune into any of the following call teams on your game day.

Raiders on Mix – Mix106.3 FM

ABC Grandstand – 666 ABC AM


The Canberra Raiders have partnered with the Canberra Rex Hotel for the 2019 season.

A convenient central location, with easy access to National attractions, shopping, restaurants and business precedents make the Rex Hotel the obvious choice.

CLICK HERE for Raiders preferred rates and book now to enjoy everything the Rex has to offer, as part of your match day experience

Location: 150 Northbourne Avenue Canberra City, ACT 2612

Phone: 02 6248 5311

Membership Enquiries

2019 Memberships will be on sale at the club merchandise van on game day.

Membership Complaints

Should any members have a game day complaint they can contact our Membership and Ticketing Manager, Angela Denton, on 6253 3515 during business hours or email

Further Membership information can be found on our website:

Raiders Membership Team – Contact us on 02 6253 3515 or

Ticketing Information

All match day ticket enquires can be made at the ticketing booth at the Southern Entry point to McDonald’s Park.