With the release of the 2022 NRL draw comes the building of excitement as we all head towards the new season. And everyone knows that big seasons come down to big moments.
Here are some of the big moments to look forward to in the Rabbitohs NRL draw for season 2022!
Rivalry Rounds from One to Eight
The Rabbitohs will take on some of their biggest rivals over the first eight rounds of the season, including some blockbuster home games!
Round one will see Anthony Milford and Adam Reynolds take on their former clubs when the Rabbitohs take on the Broncos in Brisbane. Round two sees the Rabbitohs on the road again against the Storm in Melbourne, looking to avenge last season’s eight-point loss at AAMI Park.
Round three is our first home game of the season and who better to take on in front of our Sydney-based Members for the first time since June 2021, than our bitter rivals, the Roosters, in the first leg of the Ron Coote Cup.
This will be followed in round four with the Grand Final replay against the Panthers in Penrith. Before consecutive home games against the Dragons at Stadium Australia and the Bulldogs at home in the annual Good Friday clash.
The Rabbitohs then take on the Tigers in ANZAC Round before heading up to Central Coast Stadium to take on the Sea Eagles in a home game on a Friday night.
Eight rounds – five games in Sydney – four home games – big rivalry games.
Does the start to the season get any better than that?
Pack Your Bags
Rabbitohs Members and supporters are notorious for their support of their team at away games and with most travel restrictions expected to be lifted by the time the season kicks off, now is the perfect time to follow your team around Australia and cheer them on.
The Rabbitohs will play in Sydney, Mudgee, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gosford, Dubbo, the Gold Coast, Wollongong, Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast in season 2022 so it’s time to pack your bags and get behind the boys!
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Grand Final Replays
I think like most South Sydney Members and supporters, we’ve all gone straight to the draw to see when we can exact revenge against the Panthers following last season’s Grand Final result.
We take them on in round four at Penrith on a Friday night, but it will be the return bout in round 23 that will be particularly poignant in both clubs’ seasons. Round 23 – Thursday 18 August – 7:50pm – Stadium Australia.
Let’s fill the Stadium with red and green as would have happened if the 2021 Grand Final had it been played in Sydney!
The Ron Coote Cup
The other matches that all Members and supporters circle when the next season’s draw is released are the two regular season clashes with the Sydney Roosters!
We don’t have long to wait to get our mitts on the ‘Chooks’ with the first leg being played at home in round three. Then the return clash will be in round 25, the final round of the regular season, which is scheduled to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, but could be moved to the brand new Sydney Football Stadium in South Sydney’s backyard of Moore Park if construction is completed.
Members Cups Runneth Over
Rabbitohs full season Ticketed Members will get great value from their Memberships this year with access to 13 games and discounts to many more!
Rabbitohs full season Ticketed Members will be able to access:
- All nine Stadium Australia home games;
- The Bulldogs away game at Stadium Australia via our ongoing reciprocal access agreement;
- The Rabbitohs home game in Dubbo against the Raiders;
- The Rabbitohs home game on the Central Coast against the Sea Eagles, and;
- The Charity Shield against the Dragons in Mudgee.
The Rabbitohs are also in discussions with other away opponents about reciprocal rights access to those games, as well as discounted tickets for Members throughout the season.
Seven of the Rabbitohs’ home games this year are played on weekends with six Saturday matches and one Sunday afternoon game, making it easier for families to attend those games on weekends.
Snap up your Rabbitohs Membership right now by visiting https://membership.rabbitohs.com.au/