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Suncorp double header coming in July

13/05/2009 06:32:26 PM Comments (0)

Brisbane fans will receive a rugby league mega-week with an NRL double header planned just two days after the third, and possibly deciding, State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium.

The NRL on Wednesday announced the round 19 schedule with the first-ever double header at Suncorp Stadium on Friday July 17.

Brisbane will play South Sydney at 6.40pm, followed by the Bulldogs and Gold Coast Titans at 8.30pm - both games televised on Channel Nine.

The Bulldogs have opted to again take one of their home games to Brisbane, with the double header eventuating after some flexibility by the Titans.

The Gold Coast host Parramatta in Monday night football just four days earlier and the Titans have waived the normal provision that ensures teams in Monday game don't play until at least the next Saturday.

"The clubs saw the round as an opportunity to do something special and with the co-operation of our broadcasters and the Stadium we have been able to deliver a fantastic feast of Rugby League for Queensland fans," said NRL chief operating officer Graham Annesley.

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