The countdown is now on for the ‘Pre-season at the Park’ day at Pittwater Park, Warriewood, on Saturday, February 20.
Three great games of rugby league will be played with the main match a trial between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Ipswich Jets at 6pm.
A large crowd is anticipated for what is shaping up to be one of the biggest pre-season matches of 2016 with Manly Warringah Coach Trent Barrett, and Ipswich co-coaches Ben and Shane Walker, confirming they will play their best players in the final pre-season hit out for both sides before their respective seasons begin.
For Sea Eagles supporters, it will be the chance to see the new look Manly Warringah side following an aggressive recruitment campaign.
The match is the first local opportunity for supporters to watch new signings Marty Taupau, Lewis Brown, Nate Myles, Dylan Walker, Darcy Lussick, Apisai Koroisau and Matt Parcell wear the mighty maroon and white for the first time in a match on the peninsula.
For Parcell, it will be a case of lining up against his former Jets team-mates for the first time.
The Ipswich Jets captivated the rugby league world last year with their unique attacking play under the Walker brothers, going on to win the Queensland Cup and National Champions.
Their entertaining style, which often comprises of short kick-offs and running backwards if needed when on the attack, saw the Jets earn the nickname of the ‘Harlem Globetrotters of Rugby League’.
Supporters are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets now at a discount price.
There will be no TV coverage, radio coverage or live stream of the NRL trial match, so the only way to see the Sea Eagles in action is to be at the game.
Paid parking is available at a cost of $5 with entry via Walsh Street.
To purchase tickets, please click here.
Match Day Information
Gates open: 2pm
NYC: Manly v Gungahlin Bulls, 2.05pm kick-off
NSW Cup: Manly v West Devils, 4pm kick-off
NRL: Manly v Ipswich Jets, 6pm kick-off