Aquis Gold Coast Titans CEO and Brisbane Broncos CEO Paul White came together today ahead of the local derby between the two clubs at Cbus Super Stadium this Saturday at 5.30pm.
The clash will see the two sides go head to head in a regular season fixture on a Saturday for the first time, with all previous matches being played on a Frday evening. With a 5.30pm kick-off, White encouraged all Brisbane fans to head down the M1 and take advantage of the family-friendly time, something the Broncos don't get to experience often.
"From our club's perspective it's a genuine local derby and it's the only chance our fans have to get to an away game without getting on a plane," White said. "We're really encouraging our members and supporters to head down the M1.
"Our match earlier in the year was one of the games of the year and we were probably lucky to get away with it. We're expecting a tough challenge and the Titans always rise to the occasion."
Annesley has urged people on the Gold Coast to come to a game that will provide some great entertainment.
"We would love to see as many people come down from Brisbane as possible," Annesley said. "Personally though, I'd like to see a lot of the Gold Coast there and see as many and if not more locals there.
"Our players look forward to this game more than any other. We're the only two clubs in south-east Queensland and I'm sure it'll be a competitive game.
"It looks like the finals are out of reach but I can tell you that the players will be going out there trying to get as many points as they can before the end of the season."
Gates open at 3.10pm on Saturday afternoon, with NYC kick-off at 3.15pm and NRL at 5.30pm.
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