2013 NRL DRAW RELEASED!
Friday 23 November 2012 11:01 AM
The NRL has released the draw for the 2013 season today, with the Rabbitohs locked in to take on arch rivals, the Sydney Roosters, in the season opener, a Thursday Night Football game, away from home at Allianz Stadium, bookending the season against the Roosters with a blockbuster final round clash with their Foundation Club rivals in round 26 at home at ANZ Stadium.
The Rabbitohs will play ANZ Stadium blockbusters against the reigning premiers the Melbourne Storm in round six, the Wests Tigers in round ten, the St George Illawarra Dragons in round 19, last season's Grand Finalists the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in round 24, and the Roosters in round 26.
The Rabbitohs will take on the Titans at Barlow Park in Cairns in round 14, the Warriors at nib Stadium in Perth in round 17, and the Sea Eagles at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford in round 23.
The Rabbitohs have byes in round 13 following State of Origin I, and round 18 preceding State of Origin III, with the break for the representative football weekend falling between rounds six and seven.
The Rabbitohs have a run of four Friday night feature matches in a row between rounds seven and ten.
The Rabbitohs have also not been drawn at home against the Parramatta Eels, which means the draw prevents the Club from offering another reciprocal rights opportunity for Members of both Clubs, despite the Rabbitohs, Eels and ANZ Stadium agreeing to a reciprocal rights agreement in the lead up to the draw release today.
The Rabbitohs will endeavour to work with opposition Clubs to provide reciprocal rights and ticketing offers for Members to home and away games, will work hard to build blockbuster matches and great events at our home games throughout 2013, and will endeavour to provide all the support to the football team to put their best foot forward each weekend on the field to give themselves the best chance of a win and the two competition points.
With the game times and dates locked in for the first 20 rounds, now is the time for all Rabbitohs supporters to ‘stand above the rest’ to show support for the team and become a Member.
The Rabbitohs are aiming to surpass the 25,000 Member mark in season 2013 and you can help us reach, and beat, that target.
The only way to ensure you get the best seats to Rabbitohs home games is to become a Ticketed Member.
The Rabbitohs have Ticketed and non-Ticketed Membership packages to suit everyone, no matter where you live around Australia or overseas.
To check out all of the options, please visit membership.rabbitohs.com.au now!
The Rabbitohs 2013 season draw is:
Rd 1 - Away vs Roosters - Allianz Stadium - Thursday 7 March - 8:10pm - Ch 9
Rd 2 - Home vs Sharks - ANZ Stadium - Monday 18 March - 7pm - Fox Sports
Rd 3 - Away vs Panthers – Centrebet Stadium - Sunday 24 March - 3pm - Ch 9
Rd 4 - Away vs Bulldogs - ANZ Stadium - Friday 29 March - 4pm - Fox Sports
Rd 5 - Away vs Warriors - Mt Smart Stadium - Sunday 7 April - 4pm NZ - Fox Sports
Rd 6 - Home vs Storm - ANZ Stadium - Saturday 13 April - 7:30pm - Fox Sports
Break for Representative Weekend
Rd 7 - Away vs Sea Eagles – Brookvale Oval - Friday 26 April - 7:45pm - Ch 9
Rd 8 - Away vs Broncos – Suncorp Stadium - Friday 3 May - 7:35pm - Ch 9
Rd 9 - Home vs Cowboys - ANZ Stadium - Friday 10 May - 7:35pm - Ch 9
Rd 10 - Home vs Tigers - ANZ Stadium - Friday 17 May - 7:35pm - Ch 9
Rd 11 - Away vs Sharks – Toyota Stadium - Monday 27 May - 7pm - Fox Sports
Rd 12 - Home vs Knights - ANZ Stadium - Saturday 1 June - 7:30pm - Fox Sports
State of Origin I - NSW vs QLD - ANZ Stadium - Wednesday 5 June - 8pm - Ch 9
Rd 13 - Bye
Rd 14 - Home vs Titans - Barlow Park, Cairns - Sunday 16 June - 2pm - Fox Sports
Rd 15 - Away vs Eels – ANZ Stadium - Sunday 23 June - 3pm - Ch 9
State of Origin II - QLD vs NSW - Suncorp Stadium - Wednesday 26 June - 8pm - Ch 9
Rd 16 - Home vs Raiders - ANZ Stadium - Friday 28 June - 7:45pm - Ch 9
Rd 17 - Home vs Warriors - nib Stadium, Perth - Sunday 7 July - 6:30pm WA - Fox Sports
Rd 18 - Bye
State of Origin III - NSW vs QLD - ANZ Stadium - Wednesday 17 July - 8pm - Ch 9
Rd 19 - Home vs Dragons - ANZ Stadium - Mon 22 July - 7pm - Fox Sports
Rd 20 - Away vs Titans – Skilled Park - Saturday 27 July - 7:30pm - Fox Sports
Rd 21 - Away vs Cowboys – Dairy Farmers Stadium - 1-4 August
Rd 22 - Away vs Storm – AAMI Park - 8-11 August
Rd 23 - Home vs Sea Eagles - Bluetongue Stadium - 15-18 August
Rd 24 - Home vs Bulldogs - ANZ Stadium - 22-25 August
Rd 25 - Away vs Tigers – Allianz Stadium - 29 August-1 September
Rd 26 - Home vs Roosters - ANZ Stadium - 5-7 September