Chance to win Nines tick­ets

Central Leader - - NEWS -

The count­down is on to the big­gest sport­ing event of the sum­mer – the NRL Auck­land Nines at Eden Park on Fe­bru­ary 15 and 16.

Auck­land Trans­port, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Sub­ur­ban News­pa­pers, publisher of the Cen­tral Leader, has 50 dou­ble tick­ets to the weekend ex­trav­a­ganza to give away.

Rugby league iden­tity Sir Peter Leitch says the event is go­ing to be huge.

‘‘Thirty-one games over one weekend, what a rip­per.’’

All 16 NRL clubs will be com­pet­ing with more than 250 star play­ers tak­ing part.

‘‘Auck­land has never seen any­thing like this,’’ Sir Peter says.

Play­ers like Sam Thai­day from the Bris­bane Bron­cos are also look­ing for­ward to the weekend and meet­ing fans in the leadup to the event.

The tour­na­ment is on one of the busiest week­ends of the year, and Sir Peter and Sam rec­om­mend pub­lic trans­port as the best way to get to Eden Park.

Pre-pur­chased ticket hold­ers, and win­ners of our dou­ble passes, can travel on a spe­cial event bus or train from around Auck­land.

Spe­cial event buses to Eden Park will be pro­vided for fans trav­el­ling from the North Shore.

Th­ese buses will op­er­ate along the North­ern Busway, de­part­ing from Al­bany.

Buses will also be de­part­ing from Taka­puna, Manukau, Botany, Paku­ranga, New­mar­ket, Mt Eden and the cen­tral city.

Travel by train is also in­cluded with a game ticket. Free travel starts two hours be­fore kick­off and the Kings­land and Morn­ing­side sta­tions are just a few min­utes’ walk from Eden Park.

Streets around Eden Park, in­clud­ing San­dring­ham Rd, will be closed or have re­stricted ac­cess and park­ing. It is rec­om­mended travel early to avoid de­lays.


Go pub­lic: Sir Peter Leitch, his grand­son Reuben and league star Sam Thai­day rec­om­mend pub­lic trans­port for fans look­ing for­ward to the NRL Auck­land Nines.

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