The Canberra Raiders will join the Brumbies Super Rugby team in an historic double header on Saturday March 21 at Eden Park in Auckland.
The Raiders will play the New Zealand Warriors at 3.00pm (ADST) with the Brumbies taking on the Auckland Blues at 5.35pm (ADST).
Raiders CEO Don Furner said the double header gave both codes the opportunity to take part in a first for both competitions, with the NRL and Super Rugby set to host the first double header.
“The Raiders are looking forward to being part of a unique fan experience and the double header with the Brumbies at a world class venue like Eden Park should draw a big crowd,” Furner said. “This history making event is a chance for both codes to showcase their teams on the big stage and hopefully we see a Raiders and Brumbies double on the night.”
Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said the Brumbies were also looking forward to the event in what should be a very entertaining evening for fans of both codes.
“We are delighted to be a part of this innovative and exciting event in Auckland,” Plus500 Brumbies CEO Phil Thomson said. “This is a unique event and a chance for fans of both codes in Canberra to get behind their teams together in what should be a fantastic sporting spectacle played out at one of the World’s most famous venues.
“The double-header concept has been approved by NZ Rugby, SANZAAR and the NRL to proceed and we are very excited to take part in what will be a history creating event.”
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