In 2018 Walco returned to Christchurch putting on a brilliant Sea Eagles – Warriors game. It was a fantastic event, with a great atmosphere and a massive vocal crowd.
Manly started strongly but a crucial injury and a strong Warriors performance meant that the Warriors came away with a convincing victory in front of a 17,357-strong crowd and took home the Broadhurst-Shelford Trophy.
Christchurch Airport, hotels, pubs, cafes and restaurants were also happy with the more than 5,000 visitors who came to Christchurch, injecting a significant boost into the local economy.
Thanks to all the Manly and Warriors fan who came along to make it such a great event!