The Warriors and Manly Sea Eagles want to do their part for Christchurch as they prepare to clash in one of the first sporting events in the city following the mosque attacks which killed 50.

The Sea Eagles will play hosts in the round three NRL clash Saturday week at Christchurch Stadium, the regular home of the Crusaders Super Rugby side.

The Crusaders' next home game is on April 6. Following Saturday's abandoned game against the Highlanders in Dunedin the nine-time Super Rugby champions have two away games against the Waratahs and Hurricanes.

Walco director Justin Wallace, organiser of the Sea Eagles-Warriors clash, said both teams wanted to do something to support Christchurch following the mosque shootings.


"After such a terrible tragedy in our city both clubs have reached out and they've asked what they can do to support the community. We're also acutely aware of the sensitive nature of what's happened," Wallace told Radio Sport.

"There's a few ideas we've discussed but we want to make sure what we do is appropriate, we don't want to step on anyone's toes or step out of line so we'll continue discussions with city leaders and see where we land.

"Manly CEO Lyall Gorman rang me this morning and asked what they do to help the community. They are really hurting over what has happened and not long after I was approached by the Warriors to saying they'd like to do something as well. Everyone feels a lot of pain for what has happened here.

"We want to see if the event can unite the community. There's a lot of things that have done that over the last few days. If we can help in any way to bring the community together and help make the effects of this tragedy seem a bit better, we'd love to do that," he added.

Sea Eagles prop and Kiwis international Martin Taupau told he wanted to show his support for Christchurch.

"It will great for us to get in among the community and show our support not just as a club but also as the NRL.

"It's hard, it's a very sensitive subject to talk about, not just for there but for everyone globally.

"It's very sad and you feel lost for words."