The South Sydney Rabbitohs and St George Illawarra Dragons will play the 32nd Charity Shield at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 7 February, the first time the 2014 NRL Premiers will return to ANZ Stadium since the history-making night in October.

The Charity Shield, one of the most traditional matches on the NRL calendar each season, was launched today at ANZ Stadium with Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire and new South Sydney recruit Tim Grant being joined by Head Coach Paul McGregor and player Ben Creagh from the Dragons.

Traditionally, both Clubs support charity with proceeds from the match, with both Clubs providing focus to the good work conducted by Souths Cares and the St George Foundation in 2015.

The Rabbitohs will be aiming to secure their third-straight Charity Shield victory in February, having defeated the Dragons in 2013 with an emphatic 28 points to 10 victory at ANZ Stadium, followed by a dominant performance at WIN Stadium in Wollongong in 2014, winning 38 points to 20.

Coach Maguire is looking forward to kick-starting the 2015 season with the annual Charity Shield clash.

“We always look forward to playing in the Charity Shield because it means the footy is back,” Coach Maguire said.

“We also know that our Members love the Charity Shield and we can’t wait to see them out in force behind us again in 2015.

“The players say that the intensity of the Charity Shield is up there with NRL games and that’s what we’re looking for as coaches, seeing who is ready for the start of the season.

“We’re looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead of us this pre-season and the Charity Shield will be one of the highlights, along with the World Club Challenge in St Helens a couple of weeks later.

“We also get to help raise awareness and funds for Souths Cares and the great work they do in our communities.

“We’re all looking forward to getting back on home turf at ANZ Stadium, and kicking off the 2015 season.”

Rabbitohs recruit Tim Grant is excited about the match, his first in the red and green of South Sydney.

“I’ve always watched the Charity Shield on TV and wanted to play in a game with a rich tradition such as this one,” Grant said.

“The boys have told me a bit about the Charity Shield and what it means to our Members, and it will be my first chance to represent South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

“I can’t wait to run out next to my new team mates in this game, and to help showcase the work Souths Cares does as well.

“I’ve only been at Souths for a few months but I can see how important the community is to this Club, and having a game like the Charity Shield to help bring awareness and help raise money to run the programs that Souths Cares does can only be a good thing.”

Rabbitohs Ticketed Members will gain free entry to the Charity Shield as part of their Ticketed Membership package. To become a Member today, visit http://membership.rabbitohs.com.au.

Tickets for the 2015 Charity Shield have gone on sale to the general public from Ticketek today at http://www.ticketek.com.au or by calling 132 849.

Keep an eye on www.rabbitohs.com.au for more information about ticketing as well as game day information in the coming weeks.

 

General Public Pre Purchase

Gold Reserved

Silver Reserved/The Burrow

General Admission

 

Adult

$40

$30

$25

Concession

$25

$20

$15

Junior

$20

$15

$10

Family

$80

$65

$50

 

 

Event Day Walk Up

Gold Reserved

Silver Reserved/The Burrow

General Admission

 

Adult

$50

$40

$35

Concession

$35

$30

$25

Junior

$30

$20

$15

Family

$100

$85

$70