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Auckland Mayor takes up Sydney challenge

Auckland Mayor takes up Sydney challenge

Auckland Mayor John Banks today accepted a good spirited challenge from his Sydney counterpart Lord Mayor Frank Sartor that will see the runner-up city of this weekend’s rugby league final fly the winning team’s flag for one week.

The Lord Mayor of Sydney has offered to fly the Warriors’ club flag over the Sydney Town Hall if the Roosters are beaten on Sunday night on the condition that Auckland flies the Roosters’ flag if the Warriors are unsuccessful.

“I am confident the Warriors’ flag will be fluttering triumphantly above the Sydney Town Hall on Monday. We are quite relaxed about taking up this challenge. There is little chance of a Rooster crowing from the Auckland Town Hall next week,” said Mr Banks.

A long-time rugby league fan, the Auckland Mayor said Aucklanders are very proud of the Warriors’ unprecedented success this season which will see them playing their first ever NRL Grand Final in front of 82,000 fans at Stadium Australia.

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