Should NZ play at home on aNZac Day?

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  1. Vee

    Vee Juniors

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    I realise it's one of the Storm's biggest games each year an they do it really well, but isn't it a little Aussie-centric?

    NZ members, is the day as big over there as it is here? How would the NZ public feel about hosting, maybe every second year? Or do they already do this?
     
  2. cleary89

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    Should you stop making threads?
     
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  3. moffla

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    No. I'm too selfish, I want to keep it. It's our marquee game of each year
     
  4. SpaceMonkey

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    No. Even as a Warriors supporter I'm happy for it to stay in Melbourne, it's become a tradition and the Storm's biggest regular season game of the year.
    But we should always be their opponents for it.
    Plus ANZAC day in NZ isn't really celebrated in the same way as here, it's mainly just dawn services then people largely go about the day as normal in the afternoon.
     
  5. Stormwarrior82

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    No I don't think they should just yet. But in 20 yrs time when a second nz team gets the nod.....
     
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  6. JamesRustle

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    They didn't have a choice in 1915 either, but competed with honour.
     
  7. Penrose Warrior

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    Having lived in both cities, Melbourne/Australia does ANZAC Day so much better. So it stays.
     
  8. SpaceMonkey

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    Still wouldn't change the Warriors - Storm clash, but I'd introduce another fixed annual Anzac Day fixture in NZ for the new team against a Sydney side.
     

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