24 Nov 2010

Warriors to start season at Eden Park

5:51 pm on 24 November 2010

The Warriors will start their 2011 National Rugby League against the Sydney side Parramatta at Eden Park in Auckland on the weekend of March 11-14.

Parramatta's new coach Stephen Kearney coached the Kiwis to victory over Australia in the Four Nations final in Brisbane after also coaching them in their 2008 World Cup final win over the Kangaroos.

Chief executive Wayne Scurrah says first-ever NRL game at New Zealand's biggest stadium is a landmark achievement for the NRL, the Warriors and the new Auckland Super City.

Scurrah says with all the work that has gone into it for Rugby World Cup 2011, Eden Park is now clearly New Zealand's premier venue.