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Bulldogs players today called on their legion of fans to turn ANZ Stadium into a blue and white fortress for their Telstra Premiership Finals Series Home Qualifying Final against Newcastle on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs set a home crowd record of 41,835 in their final home match against the Warriors and, with a convoy of Newcastle Knights fans set to travel down the F3 for the match, Bulldogs centre Josh Morris today said they hoped to run out to a sea of blue and white on Saturday night.

“Hazem’s last game showed how well our fans come out and support us and they are certainly very vocal and get behind us and spur us on to win, so it’s going to be very important to get every Bulldogs fan out there to support us,” Morris said.

Hooker Michael Ennis added: “We’ve had a pretty good strike rate at ANZ Stadium this year and I know the boys are really looking forward to getting back there and hopefully there’s a big sea of blue and white and they’re pretty noisy.”

Due to the capacity of ANZ Stadium, the NRL today announced that junior pass holders will be able to use their pass to access the Bulldogs-Knights match. This offer is only available for this match and only in Week 1 of the finals.

The NRL remains the only major football code to offer junior and school players free season-long access to its Premiership games in what amounts to a $25 million investment in junior development.

Please note, junior pass holders (junior players only) that purchased tickets on Monday and Tuesday this week and wish to use their card for entry will be able to refund their ticket at ANZ Stadium on game day at the box office J/K.

Tickets for Week 1 of the Telstra Premiership Finals are on sale now with tickets still available at all venues.

The schedule for Week 1 of the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals is as follows:

1st Qualifying Final:  Friday, September 11, 7.45pm, at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
NRL: Melbourne Storm (4) v Manly Sea Eagles (5)
Toyota Cup: Melbourne Storm (3) v South Sydney Rabbitohs (6), 5.30pm 
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2nd Qualifying Final: Saturday, September 12, 6.30pm, at Skilled Park, Gold Coast
NRL: Gold Coast Titans (3) v Brisbane Broncos (6)
Toyota Cup: Wests Tigers (4) v Brisbane Broncos (5) 4.15pm
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3rd Qualifying Final: Saturday, September 12, 8.30pm, at ANZ Stadium, Sydney
NRL: Bulldogs (2) v Newcastle Knights (7)
Toyota Cup: Manly Sea Eagles (1) v Canberra Raiders (8), 6.15pm
Arrive alive Cup: Endeavour Sports High v Keebra Park High School, 4.35pm
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4th Qualifying Final: Sunday, September 13, 4pm, at WIN Jubilee Oval, Sydney
NRL: St George Illawarra Dragons (1) v Parramatta Eels (8)
Toyota Cup: St George Illawarra Dragons (2) v NZ Warriors (7), 1.45pm
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Tickets will be available for all matches when they go on sale this morning but those for matches with smaller venue capacities are expected to sell quickly.

Tickets are available through Ticketek on 132 849, at Ticketek outlets or online at New Zealand customers can call 0800 842 538 or +61 132 849. 

For the match at Etihad Stadium, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster by calling 13 61 00, online at or at Ticketmaster outlets.

All fans should consult either their club or for specific ticket details.

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