Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will feature in two massive double headers as part of the 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership.
The NRL has today announced it will stage an unprecedented four double headers across four major cities in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Manly will play South Sydney Rabbitohs (home team) at ANZ Stadium in Round 3 on Saturday, March 24. Parramatta Eels will play Cronulla Sutherland Sharks in the other match.
The second double header for the Sea Eagles sees Manly play their home game against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in Round 10 on Saturday, May 12, as part of the annual Brisbane Double Header. Premiers Melbourne Storm will play Gold Coast Titans in the first game at Suncorp.
Manly are proud to again feature in the huge Brisbane Double Header, now a blockbuster event on the NRL calendar.
The Sea Eagles have a very big following throughout Queensland and the Club is expecting plenty of supporters to again turn out for the home game at Suncorp Stadium as has been the case for the past two seasons.
Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium, and the new Perth Stadium will also host double headers in the first 10 rounds of the 2018 Premiership. It will be the first time in the history of the NRL four double headers have been a part of the schedule.
The other double headers are:
- South Sydney Rabbitohs v Warriors, and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Melbourne Storm at Perth Stadium in Round One on Saturday, March 10;
- Wests Tigers v Melbourne Storm, and Warriors v North Queensland Cowboys at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium in Round Five on Saturday, April 7;
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said the double headers would create an exciting element of next season’s schedule.
“We will have double headers in four major cities – three in Australia and one in New Zealand,” Mr Greenberg said.
“This is a huge step for the game and I’d like to thank the Clubs involved for their efforts to embrace the concept and ensure the matches eventuated.
“This is also a direct result of us having more control over the Premiership schedule in 2018.
“We have had significant success with double headers at Suncorp Stadium in recent seasons and this is a natural progression.
“It will create more blockbuster events for our fans in 2018.”
The NRL will advise when tickets will be available through nrl.com/tickets
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