2018 Auckland NRL Double Header
Great news with the NRL announcing the addition of 4 x doubleheader matches to the 2018 calendar. Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium will stage two epic round five clashes on Saturday the 7th April. First up is Game 1: Wests Tigers verse Melbourne Storm followed by Game 2: the Vodafone Warriors vs. North Queensland Toyota Cowboys. This is a win win for league fans that will have the chance to see several teams play on the same day. It’ll be an rugby league extravaganza well worth checking out. Secure your exclusive event tickets via Sportsnet Holidays now and find out how we can make your Auckland NRL doubleheader weekend escape totally fuss free.
Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium
Home of the New Zealand Warriors the Mount Smart Stadium is also the site of the country’s leading outdoor music and entertainment events. Venue capacity is approx. 30,000 which means tickets to the cities first NRL double header in 2018 will likely sell quickly. Located just outside of Auckland’s CBD it’s an accessible location to all. An advantage of being a guest of Sportsnet is that you have access to private return transfers from your central Auckland hotel direct to the event included within the holiday package. Read on and select the best accommodation options available from our partnered hotels listed below.
City Nights on the North Island
League fans aren’t shy when it comes to celebrating in style. Base yourself close to the on field action whilst still allowing easy access to the after dark party delights that vibrant Auckland offers. Choose one of the following hotels for your 2 x night Auckland stay and Sportsnet Holidays will organise the rest of your trip including return flights, transfers and event tickets. Remember: Auckland is rated as the third most liveable city in the world and a thriving multi-cultural hub of cuisine, music and entertainment. Go get amongst it!
• Skycity Hotel – right in the heart of Auckland this property boasts incredible harbour and city skyline views. It also has an on-site Casino, a selection of cool bars, a nightclub and plenty of dining options. Andy’s Burgers is a favourite stop for a snack, a pint and top Kiwi vibe.
• Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel – offers luxurious self-contained apartments on Auckland’s waterfront. All rooms have private balconies and large LCD TV’s with 55 Sky TV channels. Ideal for group bookings.
• Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel – Spacious and affordable accommodation in Auckland’s bustling CBD zone. Offers a modern, high quality and secure stay. Large fully equipped kitchens make this place highly suitable for families.
Wests Tigers VS Melbourne Storm
League fans will be stoked with the Game 1 line-up. Former Warrior Benji Marshall will begin his 2018 season with his original club the Wests Tigers after an impressive stint with the Mighty Brisbane Bronco’s. Also, worth noting is that the Tigers are coached by former NZ fullback and ex Warriors head coach Ivan Cleary. The hometown Auckland crowd knows both these blokes on-field tactics well and it will be interesting to see how fans react to their Mt Smart Stadium return for Game 1 of the NRL Auckland double header on Sat April 7th, 2018. Love em’ or loathe them the Melbourne Storm always add spice to NRL life & this round 5 clash with the Tigers will be no different. Expect the best from the Storm’s star studded team that includes league legends such as captain Cameron Smith and the 2017 Clive Churchill medallist Mr Billy Slater.
NZ Warriors VS North Queensland Cowboys
Game 2 will be on fire. As in lit. As in book your Sportsnet Holiday package now because you’d be a fool to miss it. The Vodaphone Warriors take on the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys in what is sure to be an exhilarating footy showdown. There’ll be enormous interest in the Cowboys with the honourable Jonathan Thurston playing his last NRLseason pre-retirement. Controversial Kiwi-Tonga international Jason Taumalolo, Michael Morgan and Matt Scott will join Thurston alongside other league greats to do battle against the hometown Vodaphone Warrior line-up that includes new 2018 team acquisitions like Adam Blair, Tohu Harris, Gerard Beale and Leivaha Pulu.
Sportsnet Holidays Perks and Privileges
Aside from the convenience of having all your travel arrangements and event tickets neatly organised, guests of Sportsnet also receive a package bonuses such as…
• Access to the our exclusive “Behind the Scenes Stadium Tour” on Saturday 7th April 2018.
• A general admission ticket to the Sky Tower Auckland.
• Plus, access to the pre-game warm-up. Watch your favourite team practice for their match.
Please get in touch with a Sportsnet Holidays consultant and reserve your place at these exciting doubleheader Auckland games today.
2018 NRL SKYCITY Auckland Doubleheader – Wests Tigers v Storm, Vodafone Warriors vs Cowboys