The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their squad for the 37th Charity Shield against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium this Saturday 29 February at 7pm.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Wayne Bennett will field his strongest available line up for the traditional pre-season feature with the Dragons in what will be the final opportunity for the teams to prepare in match conditions before their respective round one clashes in two weeks’ time.
This is the third consecutive year the Charity Shield has been played in Mudgee and the Rabbitohs are aiming to secure their eighth-straight Charity Shield title with a win on Saturday night. The traditional game was first played back in 1982 with the Rabbitohs claiming the shield on 20 occasions.
Souths Cares is the Rabbitohs’ chosen charity for this game, an organisation that operates programs for disadvantaged, marginalized and Indigenous youth and their families in the South Sydney district, around the State and throughout the Country.
The Rabbitohs Membership Marquee and Merchandise Van will be in attendance at Saturday’s game so fans can become Members and snap up the latest merchandise ahead of Season 2020.
The teams will also stand for a moment’s silence, and the Rabbitohs will wear black armbands, in recognition of the passing of former Rabbitohs player and premiership winner, South Sydney Life Member and Dragons player Brian James who passed away in January following a tragic farming accident on his property in nearby Capertee.
The Rabbitohs vs Dragons match will kick off at 7pm with two curtain raisers scheduled for the lead up to the big game. The Western Rams will take on the Panthers in the under 18s Laurie Daley Cup match at 4:55pm and in the under 16s Andrew Johns Cup game at 3:35pm. Gates open at 3:30pm and tickets are available for pre-purchase by visiting www123tix.com.au.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ squad for Saturday’s Charity Shield against the Dragons is:
|7.||Adam Reynolds (c)|
Charity Shield Match Records:
Played 36, Dragons 16, Rabbitohs 15, Drawn 5.
|1990||Draw||10-10 (Rabbitohs retain)|
|1991||Draw||16-16 (Rabbitohs retain)|
|2002||Draw||20-20 (Rabbitohs retain)|
|2010||Draw||26-26 (Rabbitohs retain)|
|2015||Draw||12-12 (Rabbitohs retain)|