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Raiders part of Gold Coast double header

Posted By: Raidercast
July 16, 2021, 10:12:41 AM
The Storm have relocated to Queensland for the third time in a year and will feature in a Gold Coast double header this Saturday after joining the rest of the NRL in the Sunshine state.

The club's 41-strong Apollo contingent arrived in Brisbane late on Thursday and will be housed at a separate hotel to the Brisbane hub under the NRL's Level 4 restrictions.

Originally set down for AAMI Park, the clash between the Storm and Knights will now kick off at 7.35pm as the second game of a Saturday double-header at CBus Super Stadium.

Canberra's clash with Cronulla has now switched to a 5.30pm kickoff to accommodate the scheduling change, with the Cowboys home game against the Roosters in Townsville also brought forward to 3pm.

Negotiations between the NRL and V8 Supercars across Thursday also saw Townsville's SuperSprint race on Saturday rescheduled to begin after North Queensland's fixture, avoiding a significant clash on the city's sporting calendar.

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the risk to the competition was "too great to keep the Storm in Melbourne", thanking the club once more for their "significant sacrifices over the last two years", as well as key stakeholders for the last-minute upheaval.

More: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2021/07/16/raiders-part-of-gold-coast-double-header/


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