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Calls For More NRL On The Coast

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Image Credit: Harrison Priebe

Fans packed into Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday afternoon to witness the first NRL clash hosted in the region.

A record 11,912 footy fans soaked up the sunshine and watched South Sydney Rabbitohs secure a thrilling 28-24 comeback victory over the Warriors.

Following the win, Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett (pictured below) pushed for more games to be hosted on the Sunshine Coast.

"It's a great facility and the crowd was wonderful... if we can take games out of the big cities and bring them to these areas they (the fans) embrace it," he said.

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Rabbitohs Coach Wayne Bennett.  Image Credit: Harrison Priebe

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney (pictured below) said his team has always enjoyed playing on the Sunshine Coast.

"I reckon if you asked the lads they'd be back in a heartbeat, we love it here on the Coast."

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Warriors Coach Stephen Kearney.  Image Credit: Harrison Priebe

Sunshine Coast Falcons coach Eric Smith believes the Coast should be looked at as an option if the NRL decides to relocate a team from Sydney.

"We've definitely got the facilities here for it to be sustainable... I know there's been a few other areas in the mix for that for a few years now," he said.

By Harrison Priebe & Michelle Price 

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