NRL Touch Game

Sea Eagles vs Roosters Touch Exhibition Game 14.09.13
Tonight was a fantastic occasion for Touch Football, with the Manly Sea Eagles Women’s Opens taking on the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in an exhibition game at the NRL's historic double header at Allianz Stadium.  The first of the fixtures was the NRL Elimination Final between the Sharks and Cowboys.  After that match the Women’s touch teams played a 26 minute exhibition game with both sets of players displaying their skills to the large crowd.  The game was played in excellent spirits with both sets of players thoroughly enjoying the experience.  For the record the game ended in a 3-3 draw and many thanks to NSWTA and Daniel Rushworth for providing the Sea Eagles with this excellent opportunity.  After the match the second NRL Final got underway with the Roosters playing the Sea Eagles.   

Women’s Touch Football on Allianz Stadium             Historic Day For Touch Football            Touch Exhibition Match at NRL Finals             Triple Header”: Historic Touch Football Exhibition Match Heralded a Great Success

Manly Sea Eagles:  Coaches: Barry Gibson & Anthony Dudeck
2. Jenna Hitch   3. Brittney McLeod   5. Laura Peattie   7. Sarah Peattie – Capt   8. Yasmin Meakes   12. Justine Johnston   13. Elesha Dougal   17. Tina Clancy   24. Crystal Maguire  34. Brittney Clifford  36. Aallyah Paki

Eastern Suburbs Roosters:  Coach: Christian Frost
1. Ashley Quinlan   22. Josie Ruawai   33. Maddison Studdon   15. Toni Hack   11. Meagan Campbell   10. Emma Jennings   36. Elizabeth Hewitt   14. Valentina Arena   9. Ashley Sullivan  17. Isabelle Smith  13. Rebecca Gair  7.Stephanie Sorrensen

Both teams in the Allianz tunnel before the game

The Sea Eagles team just before tap off

Both teams after the game

Referees for the game Anthony Smith, Sam Clarke, Bernie O'Donohue

Manly use the stadium TAB to get ready for the game

NRL Sharks vs Cowboys pre-game to the touch!


Touch Exhibition Schedule:
• 4.00pm: NRL Sharks vs Cowboys commences
• 4.45pm: All Coaches, Players & Referees to be seated inside Allianz Stadium as per the allocated ticketing. All players/referees will be dressed already in official match attire underneath their tracksuits (weather dependent)
• 5.25pm: All Players/Referees ready for game. unfortunately due to timing and space availability there will be no warm up.
• 5.40pm: NRL officials will meet all personnel in Bay 8 and ferry all to the stadium tunnel in anticipation of the game.
• 5.55pm: Players Names will be read over the PA System and names on Main screens, additionally some players may be interviewed by venue MC in regards to the game. TBC.
• 5.58pm: Teams make there way to sub boxes/sidelines-Roosters Eastern side & Manly Western side
• 6.06pm: Game will commence at centre of halfway/ Sam Clark to start game.
• 6.13pm: Half Time (On Field)
• 6.18pm: Second Half commences
• 6.31pm: Game Finishes
• 6.33pm: Personnel make way back up tunnel
• 6.35pm: Changerooms/Showers at SCG made available for players to use to be changed into normal attire
• 7.00pm: Personnel return to seats in time for Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles NRL Finals