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Grand final re-match in Perth?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brissie Kid, May 4, 2012.

  1. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    This says Manly game against Warriors to be in Perth.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/manly-to-meet-new-zealand-warriors-in-perth-in-july/story-e6frexnr-1226346267734

    The weird thing is a quote attributed to Perry seems to say Manly haven't played in Perth before! WTF???

    Am sure Manly went there 2 or 3 times in 1990s including against Western Reds in 1996 which I remember because we lost.
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was there in 1993 watching us beat Cronulla !

    It was winter time as I extended my trip to check out Monkey Mia and almost froze in the water watching the dolphins :)

    Perry needs to read the Manly History Books:

    http://stats.rleague.com/rl/crowds/w.a.c.a._vn.html
    Manly v Canberra W.A.C.A. 18-May-1990
    Cronulla v Manly, W.A.C.A. 09-Jul-1993
    Western Reds v Manly W.A.C.A. 30-Jun-1996

    I never followed the Norther Eagles, so I'm not sure if there were any trips with them to Perth.
     
  3. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    If the article was written by anyone but the DT I would actually be really excited.
     
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It is happening on Saturday 28th.
    http://www.seaeagles.com.au/news-display/Sea-Eagles-head-west-for-Warriors/54474

    Webjet have $132 each way tickets via Jetstar.
     
  5. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhh. Imagine being on those piddly little jetstar seats all the way to perth!
     
  6. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Smart move taking this game to Perth, hopefully the club will make some good coin from this.
    Shame the NIB stadium can't hold more people, as we all know watching NRL at non-rectangular grounds isn't ideal.
     
  7. WAMF

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    If you're a tall bastard (like me) I can vouch that it would be money very well spent forking out for an exit row seat on your flight over to Perth. Virgin would be my preference over Jetstar.

    Flying east you tend to fly with a decent tail wind and the flight time is typically an hour less than on the way over when you're flying into the wind so at a pinch you can get away without an exit row but better if you can grab one both ways.

    Skyscanner is showing a range of options from $278 return.
    http://www.skyscanner.com.au/flights/syd/per/120727/120730/airfares-from-sydney-kingsford-smith-to-perth-in-july-2012.html
    For the desperado's :) you could fly in on Sat AM and leave on the midnight flight same day out of Perth if you really wanted too (not recommended) Or, you could have a bit of a stay in Perth (highly recommended) and enjoy the city and the footy. We have great restaurants, pubs and bars.
    For those with more time on their hand, you can rent a car and drive down to Margaret River which is 3 hrs South of Perth and worthy of a couple of nights.

    If anyone has any questions about visiting Perth, feel free to hit me up and I'll do my best to answer.
     
  8. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Are you a travel agent? lol
     
  9. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is friggin awesome. Saturday night is perfect. You bloody beauty.

    And I concur WAMF. I am 6ft 4" and the $28 for the extra leg room is well worth it.
    Otherwise knees around your ears for 4+ hours, is no fun at all. (when you're a bloke)
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    No I'm not. The best travel agent I know is Mark Tramby. Get in contact with him.
     
  11. Av8r

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    I'd presume even the girls would struggle with their knees around their ears for four hours
     
  12. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Perry's quote is that Manly & Warriors haven't played each other in Perth before.
     
  13. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    never book with webjet
    use it to gather prices then book with the airline direct.
    webjet chuck on extra fees for not doing all that much at all
    then it takes multiple requests to get off their mailing list that they flood you with crap.
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bulldog Ritchie trying to stir up trouble again with this tweet earlier on

    Manly take grand final replay against NZ in rd 21 from Brookvale to Perth. Good money to move but season ticket holders will be dirty.
     
  15. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's a luxury. Try 5 to 6 hours sitting in the back of a RAAF C130 Hercules in the red sideways pack seats from RAAF Base Richmond to RAAF Base Pearce (just north of Perth).

    [​IMG]
     
  16. The Who

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    I must congratulate all those associated with the pragmatic decision to:
    1. Listen to passionate Manly fans and keep the match with Storm at Brookie, and
    2. Take the Worriors match to Perth in order to make more money for the club.
    I believe most Manly fans understand the need to occasionally take games from Brookie, but NOT the Storm match. Earlier discussions on this forum suggested fans like me, who argued for retaining the Storm match at Brookie, were going to kill the club.
    I'm pleased a sensible compromise has been reached, and I'm seriously considering coming to Perth to watch with one of my kids.
     
  17. Corso_Pete

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    Don't know why he would suggest that season ticket holders would be dirty, we only pay for 10 games at Brookie with the full knowledge that 2 games will be played elsewhere. The original decision to play Melbourne in WA was always just plain dumb by those that mooted it due to the intense rivalry that now exists between Manly & the Storm. The decision to play the Warriors in WA is to be applauded.
     
  18. HappilyManly

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    http://portal.rlcrm.com.au/CRMPortal/Public/Packages

    This was a link from the Members Newsletter yesterday.
    Its good value at $90 - Cat 1 ticket and Post Match Function - cap etc
     
  19. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Guys

    I am looking at offering our usual packages to Perth PLUS this time we are looking at some group flights (with Virgin).

    The advantages of group flights are that you'll only have to pay a small deposit to book on (with the balance due a month before), plus we'll arrange transfers from the airport to the hotel and return. And there's the obvious fun of going on the same fllights there and back with the others.

    Our aim will be to go over early Saturday morning, back Sunday lunchtime but extendable to stay longer.

    No idea on costs yet, we are only just kicking into gear now and Monday is a Public Holiday here so not much will happen to next week.
     
  20. 2830 Eagle

    2830 Eagle Aim low, reach your goals, avoid disappointment

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    On the plus side, plenty of head room :)
     

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