Super Rugby tickets on sale
Tickets for Albury’s first ever battle between Super Rugby teams RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels and NSW Waratahs on Sunday 1 February are now on sale.
The huge cross border clash between the interstate rugby union rivals will be played at the Albury Tigers Football Ground on Saturday 1 February and will be the first hit out for the two teams in 2014.
With the Rebels current holders of the Weary Dunlop Shield the rivalry between the two clubs is fierce, and the border promises to be the ideal place to test each opponent’s chances in 2014.
The day’s rugby action will kick off from 1.50pm with a Rapid Fire Tens tournament featuring teams from Griffith, Wagga and Albury in a hard hitting, fast moving version of the game.
Then from 5pm, the Rebels and Waratahs will thrash it out for the first time since the Rebels triumphed over their neighbouring state 24-22 at AAMI Park in May 2013.
“The Albury Wodonga Steamers, Albury Tigers and AlburyCity have teamed up to put on a feast of rugby for sporting fans in the Albury Wodonga region. We know the rivalry that is starting to develop between the Waratahs and the new kids on the block, the Rebels, and this game will certainly showcase that competitive relationship,” AlburyCity Mayor Cr Kevin Mack said.
“As well as great on-field entertainment, there will also be a sportsmen’s luncheon which is sure to attract die-hard rugby fans as well as sports lovers in general.”
“We have a wonderful line up of guests, with former Wallaby Adam Freier and both Head Coaches.” Cr Mack said. “Luncheon tickets also include entry to the match, and an auction.”
Hosted by Freier, the lunch will be held at the Albury Tigers Clubrooms commencing at 12pm. Respected media commentator Freier will interview both Head Coaches, Michael Cheika and Tony McGahan.
“Rugby is a wonderful game on the field, but one of the best parts of the game is the way which we embrace it off the field,” Freier said. “To be able to provide an in-depth interview with two internationally regarded coaches will certainly be first class entertainment. Having worked alongside both, I am sure I will be able to bring the interview to life.”
“This will be a great lunch to kick off a festival of rugby, and a great way to lead into the 2014 Super Rugby season.”
Lunch tickets are $125 per person (tables of ten, group or individual tickets available) and can be purchased from the Albury Entertainment Centre box office, on line or from the Albury Tigers Club.
The main game kicks off at 5pm.
Saturday 1 February 2014
Albury Tigers Ground, Wodonga Place Albury
Luncheon – 12 noon (Albury Tigers Club Rooms)
General Admission gates open - 1pm
Rapid Fire Tens – from 1.50pm
Rebels V Waratahs – 5pm