The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be standing alongside the nation of Tonga in round three of the 2022 NRL Premiership, with a number of fundraising initiatives in the pipeline for the Pacific Island nation that has been devasted by the recent volcanic explosion and ensuing tsunami.
Tonga, a nation that is developing into a Rugby League powerhouse on the international stage, provides dozens of players in the elite men’s and women’s professional competitions, as well as thousands of participants at the grassroots levels of the game and in the stands supporting their teams, and the Rabbitohs will stand in support of the island nation when they take on the Sydney Roosters in their first home game of the season to be played at Accor Stadium on Friday 25 March.
The Rabbitohs are currently developing a fundraising plan alongside the playing group to be able to support the relief efforts in Tonga, with the Club deciding its first home game of the year to be played in the NRL’s Cultural Round to be the ideal time to raise funds for, and bring awareness to, the plight of our Tongan brothers and sisters at this difficult time.
The Rabbitohs are also providing support for their players with Tongan backgrounds who are still waiting for communications from family and friends in Tonga who may have been adversely affected by mother nature this month.
Keep an eye on the Rabbitohs’ website and the Club’s social media channels for more information on how you can help support the fundraising efforts both at this blockbuster game as well as through other fundraising efforts in the lead up to, and beyond, the clash with the Roosters.