2020 Trial: Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs

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2020 Trial: Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bulldogs

Post by greeneyed » August 23, 2019, 4:37 pm

Canterbury Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders confirmed to play 2020 NRL trial in Port Macquarie

PORT Macquarie is set to host an trial match when Canterbury-Bankstown tackle Canberra on February 29 next year.

The fixture will be the region's first since Penrith and Newcastle played a trial match on February 11, 2012 and before that, City played Country in 2010 with Country proving too good 36-18.

Read more: https://www.portnews.com.au/story/63426 ... -a-decade/
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Post by julian87 » August 23, 2019, 6:29 pm

I’ll be there with bells on.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by Danaman137 » August 23, 2019, 6:36 pm

7 hour drive from Brissy... will have to see what kind of lineup is travelling before I commit


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Post by greeneyed » August 23, 2019, 7:33 pm

Seven hour drive from Canberra too... but I'll no doubt go! Never been to a game at Port Macquarie.
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Post by kona_dream » August 23, 2019, 7:35 pm

Wow I can’t believe I only have to drive 10 minutes to watch the boys play! I know it is only a trial but I am very happy to welcome the premiers to our town. I know Rapana spend quite a bit of time here.

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Post by julian87 » August 23, 2019, 8:02 pm

Pretty good little regional ground imo.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by greeneyed » August 23, 2019, 8:06 pm

julian87 wrote:Pretty good little regional ground imo.
What’s it like? Grandstand? Hills? Facilities? Surface?


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Post by 100%green » August 23, 2019, 8:08 pm

Might be interested in this.

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Post by greeneyed » August 23, 2019, 8:08 pm

Port Macquarie Regional Stadium: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Ma ... al_Stadium

1,000 seat Grandstand. Presumably no tickets for the public?

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Post by -TW- » August 23, 2019, 8:09 pm

Same as Wagga by the looks of it

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Post by greeneyed » August 23, 2019, 8:12 pm

-TW- wrote:Same as Wagga by the looks of it

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Better than Wagga actually. Probably no hill on the other side though.


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Post by greeneyed » August 23, 2019, 8:15 pm

Actually, could be a small one on the other side: https://www.austadiums.com/stadiums/stadiums.php?id=166

Or not... hard to tell.

The Grandstand is WAY better than Wagga by the looks.
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Post by Kryptonite » August 24, 2019, 6:29 am

Booking a site at the Caravan park right now! Coming down from Brisbane

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Post by julian87 » August 24, 2019, 7:11 am

greeneyed wrote:
August 23, 2019, 8:06 pm
julian87 wrote:Pretty good little regional ground imo.
What’s it like? Grandstand? Hills? Facilities? Surface?


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Grass hill runs right around North, South and Eastern side of the ground. Surface is generally fine, watched plenty of rugby league and soccer grand finals and pre season games there.

There’s normally only one big canteen amenity during group games or grand finals but I’m sure they’d bring in other vendors to set up (there’s an adjoining field #2 behind the grandstand) so there’s plenty of room.

It’s not in the heart of the town, it’s on the drive in from the highway, so it’s not really walking distance from anywhere you want to be in Port.
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Post by -PJ- » August 24, 2019, 7:16 am

29th Feb.

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Post by zim » August 24, 2019, 10:53 am

I'm already looking forward to this trial being a clear indicator of how our season will go. As is tradition.

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Post by greeneyed » August 24, 2019, 11:01 am

zim wrote:
August 24, 2019, 10:53 am
I'm already looking forward to this trial being a clear indicator of how our season will go. As is tradition.
One thing we’ve learned this year is that taking trials seriously is one foundation for a good season. As I’ve always maintained. :cool: ;)
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Post by benda » October 23, 2019, 11:47 am

IMO I think the Dogs will be a top 8 side next year (if not top 4). They would have been dangerous in the finals this year even.

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Post by bonehead » October 23, 2019, 9:18 pm

benda wrote:IMO I think the Dogs will be a top 8 side next year (if not top 4). They would have been dangerous in the finals this year even.
I think the dogs are junk and were playing complacent teams

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Post by -TW- » October 23, 2019, 10:32 pm

They won't make the 8, but they'll be 9-12 though

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Post by Seiffert82 » October 24, 2019, 3:13 pm

Should finish somewhere between 7th and 16th.

They're pretty ordinary. Leilua may get them in the 8.

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Post by reptar » October 24, 2019, 7:15 pm

Same team that beat the Tigers
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Post by sms316 » November 4, 2019, 12:38 pm

Is the ground anywhere near the nudey beach?

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Post by Seiffert82 » November 7, 2019, 5:21 pm

sms316 wrote:
November 4, 2019, 12:38 pm
Is the ground anywhere near the nudey beach?
Hoping to catch a sneaky captains run at the beach before the game?

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Post by bonehead » November 8, 2019, 4:41 am

the Bone's will be attending this match

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