Warriors' grand final replay in Perth

NZ Newswire May 4, 2012, 12:08 pm

The Warriors will wing their way across Australia for their NRL grand final replay against Manly in July.

The Sea Eagles-Warriors clash on Saturday July 28 will be the first rugby league match to be played at Perth's Paterson's Stadium, an Aussie rules stronghold with 40,000 seats.

Manly says the match has been shifted from Brookvale Oval to give both clubs an opportunity to support rugby league in Western Australia.

"We have a fan base in Perth, as do the Warriors, and this is a great opportunity for us to attract new members and add to our corporate partner network," Manly chief operating officer David Perry said.

"We know there's a big appetite for rugby league in Western Australia and Paterson's Stadium is an impressive venue so we'll be expecting a big crowd."