10 Reasons to Be There in Round One – The History

Starved of your footy and need the ultimate fix? How about an opening-round NRL clash of the titans between the game’s two oldest clubs? In case you needed any more reasons to head out to ANZ Stadium to watch the game’s greatest rivalry in just 10 days-time, we’ve come up with 10 of our own for you to think about over the coming days. Today, it’s all about the history.

By getting your tickets to the round one clash between the 2013 Premiers and your South Sydney Rabbitohs, you have the chance to not only witness the next instalment of cross-town pleasantries between the two rivals, but a chance to be a true part of the 106 year story by spurring your team on with your passionate cheering!

Get your tickets to the round one clash now (which includes free rail travel to ANZ Stadium) by clicking here.

Each and every time the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters come together to exchange pleasantries, a new chapter in the game’s history is inevitably written. Whether it’s the two miracle matches of the 2012 season, or the game’s first ever Grand Final in 1908 between the two neighbours, Rugby League’s history is bathed in red and green, and red, white and blue.

Souths first met Easts in round three of the 1908 Premiership on Saturday the 16th of May in front of 3000 people at the Agricultural Ground – now the oval at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. Easts won the match by a single point, 13-12 despite Souths scoring four tries to the tricolours’ three plus two goals – the only game the red and greens would lose in that first season.

But Souths would atone for the loss in the best possible way just three months later. On Saturday the 29th of August, Souths faced Easts in the game’s first ever Grand Final, scoring four tries to the Tricolours’ two (14-12) – a victory that would forever cement the red and greens as the game’s first champions, while also lighting the fire for the game’s greatest and longest rivalry.

Fast-forward to 2013, and the final round of the Premiership saw both teams go head to head in a winner takes all battle for the Minor Premiership.

In front of a record regular season crowd of 59,708 Members and supporters, the Rabbitohs went down to the eventual 2013 Premiers 28-20 – another chapter in the rivalry etched into the pages of history.

On Thursday, March 6th 2014, the Rabbitohs will get a shot at redemption when they square off with the Premiers and World Club Champions when we stand toe to toe with them at our home ground – ANZ Stadium.

The boys can’t hear you cheering from your lounge, so don your red and green and head out to ANZ Stadium and get behind the mighty Rabbitohs!

 

FREE RAIL TRAVEL WITH YOUR TICKET

To help you get there amongst the Red and Green Army in what promises to be a night to remember, special Olympic Park train services have been scheduled to move the crowds from Central to ANZ Stadium.

All barcode tickets and Membership will include free transport with Sydney Trains to the event. Plus, direct services will commence at 6pm from Central Station and will run regularly (6 – 8 trains per hour) until 10.30pm. The trip from Central to Sydney Olympic Park only takes 22 minutes, with stops at Redfern and Strathfield.

Nothing is more uplifting for the players than to run out to an ANZ Stadium full of fans so be there to support your team - there’s no substitute for seeing the action live! Pre purchase to save time & money.

Get your tickets now by clicking here.

 

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