Wellington Phoenix Ins & Outs – Round 1


Wellington Phoenix begin their Hyundai A-League 2018/19 campaign with a home fixture against Ernie Merrick’s side, Newcastle Jets. 

Head Coach Mark Rudan can choose from a full strength side heading into the season.

Roy Krishna has been prolific in pre-season and will look to maintain his good form in the season opener.

New signings Mandi and Max Burgess could make their Hyundai A-League debuts on Sunday 21 October with kick off at 5.00pm

Also, in an innovative initiative, the Nix will ‘Cash The Gate’ and pay out the crowd number in cash to one lucky fan in the crowd, should the crowd exceed 10,000.

There will be additional jackpots of $1,000 for each goal scored, plus an additional $1,000 should a player get a hat trick.


Match details:

Wellington Phoenix vs. Newcastle Jets, Westpac Stadium, 5:00pm kick off (NZT)

Referee: Daniel Elder

Assistant Referee 1: Mark Rule

Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay

Fourth Official: Ben Abraham

VAR: Nick Waldron

TV Broadcast:  Live on Sky Sport 1 at 5.00pm (NZT) and  FOX SPORTS 505 from 3.00pm (AEDT)  

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Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi 5.Ryan LOWRY, 6.Dylan FOX, 8.Mitch NICHOLS, 9. Nathan BURNS, 10. David WILLIAMS, 13. Liberato CACACE, 14. Alex RUFER, 15. Michal KOPCZYNSKI, 16. Louis FENTON, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 19.Tom DOYLE, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Max BURGESS,  27. Steven TAYLOR

**two to be omitted**

Unavailable: Nil

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Jair, 10.Ronald VARGAS, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 28.Patrick LANGLOIS, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**two to be omitted**

Unavailable: 9.Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension – 8 rounds), 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (illness – TBC), 24.Joe CHAMPNESS (foot – TBC), 32.Angus THURGATE (international duty)

Steven Taylor