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Unique opportunities to mingle with NRL stars

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Unique opportunities to mingle with NRL stars in Christchurch

Rugby league fans will get unprecedented opportunities to mingle with some of the biggest stars in the NRL when the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles come to Christchurch in June.

The Christchurch Casino will become the home away from home for the Sea Eagles and there will be multiple opportunities for sponsors and ordinary fans to meet their rugby league heroes.

Manly will play the Vodafone Warriors on Saturday June 9 at AMI Stadium, but will be in Christchurch from the Tuesday for a host of community events. Details around fan days, coaching clinics and school visits are being finalised and set to be released shortly.

The Christchurch Casino will turn their Monza sports bar into the Eagles Nest, the Christchurch headquarters for Manly during the week and fans will be able to purchase special tickets for match day that include a transfer to the stadium plus discounted food and beverages.

After the game, the players will return the Casino for a post-match function at the Sixty6 bar and fans will be able to get access to this event and meet the stars through a special ticket offer.

This kind of access to players does not even exist for NRL fans in Australia and is a unique opportunity for Christchurch fans to talk to some of rugby league’s biggest stars, including Kiwi player Martin Taupau and local Christchurch product Lewis Brown, if the latter can regain his spot in the first team.

The Sixty6 venue will also host the Gala Dinner with the Sea Eagles and the Warriors on the Thursday night before the match, which will feature former Manly and Kiwis coach Graham Lowe as the guest speaker.

Former Kiwis coach Frank Endacott and the Mad Butcher, Sir Peter Leitch will be among the many famous rugby league faces at the dinner along with a host of Manly and Warriors players.

The tickets for the after-match function are limited and the gala dinner is filling up rapidly as well.

The recent success by the Warriors has triggered a strong spike in ticket sales for the match and match organiser Justin Wallace says all the early bird tickets have already been snapped up.

Tickets for the game can be purchased on www.ticketek.co.nz/manly/warriors

Manly Sea Eagles v New Zealand Warriors, AMI Stadium, Christchurch, Saturday June 9, 5pm kick-off.

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