Re: Manly Sea Eagles verse New Zealand Warriors Curtain Raiser
This game has always been identified by NRL WA as an opportunity to promote and engage the under 20’s age group. It was first planned to have a Southern Pride verse Northern Pride fixture, however this initiative has not been able to gain momentum for a number of reason.
A primary aim of this game is to engage as many under 20 players as possible with an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate to them that they are the long term future of our senior competitions
NRL WA has now decided to acknowledge the two Perth Based Clubs with the highest concentration of players eligible to play Under 20’s which will see the Rockingham Sharks play the South Perth Lions at nib Stadium on the 1st of July.
This decision also allows NRL WA to showcase Local Clubs, Brands and Sponsors at an NRL Game for the first time since 2012.