Five of the Best for 2015
With the NRL Telstra Premiership Draw released, Rabbitohs Members and supporters can now begin making their plans for what promises to be a brilliant 2015 season.
To help you along, we give you five of the best home clashes in 2015 to put down in your diary now!
Round 2 v Roosters – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 15 March
Nothing says NRL blockbuster quite like the oldest rivalry in Rugby League. While both are foundations clubs (formed in 1908), and are close geographically, on the field, the similarities pale in of the most furious battles in the game. The Rabbitohs and Roosters met three times during the 2014 season, with the men in red and green emerging victorious twice – most importantly on Preliminary Final night, when the Rabbitohs defeated the Tricolours by 32-22 to book their place in the 2014 Grand Final. The round two 2015 clash will be the 211th clash between the two foundation sides and will be the first leg of the two-game Ron Coote Cup.
Round 13 v Warriors – nib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 6 June 3:30pm (Perth)
If 2014’s Perth clash is anything to go by, 2015 will be another to remember. In a match that will be remembered for the display of sheer guts and determination, the Rabbitohs lost the services of Greg Inglis and Bryson Goodwin for the night, while also momentarily losing Jason Clark and George Burgess, forcing a re-shuffle in Michael Maguire’s side that ultimately stood to defeat the New Zealanders by 34-18 after the visitors led at half time. The Rabbitohs’ annual trip to Perth is fast becoming a season highlight, with entertaining and brutal football complimenting one of the most vocal crowds of the season as they meet the best that New Zealand can offer. For the second consecutive year in 2014, Souths played in front of a ground record crowd of 20,267 at nib Stadium comprised of both local Members and supporters as well as the Rabbitohs dedicated travelling contingent – an experience well worth the trip west!
Round 16 v Sea Eagles – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Friday 26 June 7:35pm
If you have a ticket to a Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles match, prepare to strap yourself in for another one of the game’s most desperately fought rivalries. The two sides have played in memorable clashes in recent years, producing plenty of magic moments and memories that are now part of Rabbitohs folklore, including 2013’s round 7 clash at Brookvale Oval. The Rabbitohs most recently took down the Sea Eagles in Week One of the 2014 Finals Series in an emphatic 40-24 at Allianz Stadium in another memorable match.
Round 24 v Bulldogs – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Thursday 20 Aug – Sun 24 Aug
It’s not just about the football whenever the Rabbitohs and the Bulldogs come together. With two of the most passionate groups of supporters in Australian sport cheering them on, the sight of the red and green and blue and white armies converging on ANZ Stadium is one to behold – look no further than 2014’s epic Grand Final. In three brilliantly entertaining matches in 2014, a total of 147,512 Members and supporters watched the two sides do battle in three matches including the annual Good Friday clash, round 25 and the ANZ Stadium ground record attendance of 83,833 for the Grand Final. This is your chance to be a part of one of the game’s true spectacles!
Round 25 v Broncos – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Thursday 27 Aug – Sunday 31 Aug
It’s the sight of so many triumphs for the men in red and green, and in round 25 of the 2015 season, the Rabbitohs will have the opportunity to take on one of the game’s powerhouses in the form of the Brisbane Broncos on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground. With the two biggest Membership bases in the NRL (led by South Sydney), this will be a match not to be missed as two titans of the game battle for supremacy.