NRL Debuts in Dazzling Double Header

Published 11 August 2021

Moreton Daily Stadium

Third time’s the charm for footy fans wanting to watch a live NRL match in Moreton Bay with a double header debuting at Redcliffe this Sunday 15 August.

After the last two games were cancelled due to lockdown, Moreton Daily Stadium will host the back-to-back matches - a first for the region, bolstering business at a time most needed.

Kicking off at 1.50pm, Round 22 will see the Warriors battle it out with the Bulldogs, before the Sharks take on the Knights at 4pm.

With lockdown lifted and businesses reopened, Mayor Peter Flannery said there wasn’t a better time to support local and showcase the #MoretonBayTough spirit.

“The rescheduling of these matches couldn’t come at a better time as we come out of our strictest, and by far hardest, lockdown yet,” Mayor Flannery said.

“We hope the matches provide a much-needed conversion for the business community who have been doing it tough while bringing us closer together to celebrate sport off the back of our Olympic success.

“You will have to comply with current Covid regulations, but this weekend is the perfect opportunity to show your support by buying local, shopping local and, if you’re coming from Brisbane, holidaying locally.

“Starting with buying your ticket to join history as we host our region’s first regular season NRL match!

“Locals have done a great job at stopping the spread of the virus, so I know they’ll continue to abide by Queensland Health’s advice at Moreton Daily Stadium this Sunday.

“If you can’t make the matches, there’re plenty of other events on across the region, including Tastes of Moreton Bay; a six-week culinary journey of local produce, foodie trails, cellar door experiences and more until 10 October.

“Those watching from Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand won’t miss out with both matches being broadcasted, beaming Moreton Bay into the homes of hundreds of thousands of people.

“It’s also fantastic to welcome the Warriors and celebrate their affiliation with our local Dolphins after their trial match was cancelled in February due to Covid.

“It’s fitting that they will feature in our region’s first NRL fixture while playing their first ever match here.

“We really want to call on a swell of support from Kiwis living in Moreton Bay Region to come out and support the Warriors and make them feel at home.

“Let’s turn out in support and showcase why Redcliffe is known as the rugby league heartland, and why the Dolphins should be the 17th NRL team in the comp.”

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