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Wests Tigers to play in Auckland double header

Wests Tigers have today announced that the club will be taking part in a special double header in New Zealand in 2018.

As a part of the exciting initiative Wests Tigers will be taking one home game to Auckland in 2018, with the club to take on the Melbourne Storm in New Zealand.

Wests Tigers will join the New Zealand Warriors as the home teams for this special event at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the club took its role in growing the game seriously and looked forward to being a part of this exciting NRL initiative.

“The club is proud to be involved in this NRL initiative the 2018 as we work with the NRL and the Warriors to grow the game,” said Pascoe. “This double header is set to be a great day out for the Members and fans of all four teams and we look forward to seeing plenty of Wests Tigers support in the stands.

“As a club we have strong links to New Zealand through our fan base, playing group and coaching staff,” he said. “We always had great support at the Auckland Nines and when we play the Warriors in New Zealand and look forward to that continuing in 2018.

“We’re committed to doing our part to grow and develop the game both at home and abroad and being involved in this new double header is another example of that,” said Pascoe.

The venue for Wests Tigers second 2018 home game to be played outside of Sydney will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Wests Tigers will take on the Melbourne Storm in Auckland on Saturday 7 April.