Regional NSW to host 2019 NRL matches
The NRL and the NSW Government have worked together to bring these team’s home games to regional NSW:
- Penrith Panthers, Round 3, Saturday 20 March in Bathurst
- Canberra Raiders, Round 8, Saturday 4 May in Wagga Wagga
- St George Illawarra Dragons, Round 10, Sunday 19 May in Mudgee.
Mudgee proved it has a passionate NRL fan base in 2018. Almost 9000 fans came to town to watch the Dragons edge out the Canberra Raiders in a thrilling game. With additional promotion planned for 2019’s match, even more supporters are expected to plan a trip to Mudgee.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said major sporting events are an excellent way to drive more visitors to the regions.
“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring every corner of NSW gets its fair share of the record tourist dollars and investment coming into our State,” Mr Marshall said.
“Regional NSW has the facilities required to host major sporting events and I am delighted the NSW Government has partnered with the NRL to showcase the best of the NRL in regional NSW.”