The South Sydney Rabbitohs will play 16 premiership games in Sydney and its surrounds next year in a welcome return to matches closer to their home base in 2024, as was revealed when the NRL announced the 2024 Telstra Premiership Draw today.
The Rabbitohs will play at least nine home games at Accor Stadium, with another home game – Indigenous Round in round 12 – to be played at either Accor Stadium or Allianz Stadium, depending on stadium availability due to the potential for the A-League Grand Final to be played at either venue.
BREAKING DOWN THE DRAW
The Rabbitohs are on the road for the first three rounds, taking on the Sea Eagles in the season opener in Las Vegas before heading to Brisbane to take on the Broncos in round two and to Allianz Stadium in South Sydney territory in round three against our archrivals, the Roosters.
The Rabbitohs will then play three straight home matches at Accor Stadium against Bulldogs on Good Friday, followed by the Warriors and Sharks on consecutive Saturdays, before having their first bye in round seven.
The red and green’s next opponent will be the Storm in Melbourne in the iconic ANZAC Day match, followed by a home fixture against the reigning premiers, Penrith. In round ten the Rabbitohs will take on the Dragons at Kogarah’s Netstrata Jubilee Stadium before the Club looks to maintain its unbeaten record during the NRL’s Magic Round with a home fixture against the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium.
Round 12 will be the spectacular Indigenous Round celebrations against the Eels before the Club has its second bye in round 13 prior to State of Origin Game I.
Between Origin I and II, South Sydney will play the Titans away, the Broncos at home at Accor Stadium, followed by a home clash with the Sea Eagles.
Between Origin II and III, the Rabbitohs will have a bye in round 17 before taking on the Eels away and the Dolphins at Kayo Stadium in Redcliffe.
Following Origin III, the Rabbitohs will only leave the Sydney region once to head to the nation’s capital to play the Raiders in round 21. In round 20, South Sydney will play the Tigers at home at Gosford’s Industree Group Stadium, the Sharks away in round 22, the Storm at home in round 23, the Tigers in Campbelltown in round 24, the Knights at Accor Stadium in round 25, the Panthers in Penrith in round 26 and the Roosters for the Ron Coote Cup in the final round at home at Accor Stadium in a Friday night blockbuster.
The Rabbitohs play the Warriors, Cowboys, Bulldogs and Knights (home), and the Dolphins, Dragons, Raiders and Titans (away) only once each throughout the season.
South Sydney will play 13 matches against teams that made the top eight in 2023, seven of which will be against top four opposition, including blockbuster home games against the 2023 top four Panthers, Broncos, Warriors and Storm, plus themed round home matches against the Bulldogs (Good Friday), Cowboys (Magic Round), Eels (Indigenous Round) and Broncos (Beanie for Brain Cancer Round); plus the most anticipated home game of the year against the Roosters in the final round of the season to decide the 2024 Ron Coote Cup champions. The Rabbitohs will play 11 matches against teams from outside the top eight from last season.
South Sydney will play 16 of the 24 regular season games in the Sydney region including 15 games in Sydney as well as a game in Gosford (home); four in south-east Queensland; and one each in Las Vegas, Melbourne and Canberra. The Rabbitohs will not travel to New Zealand or north Queensland in the 2024 regular season.
The Rabbitohs have 11 games on a Saturday this season including seven games at home, six Thursday night games with only two of those at home, five Friday night matches with three of them at home, and only two Sunday afternoon games which are both away fixtures.
In addition to matches on Good Friday, in Magic Round, Indigenous Round, Beanie for Brain Cancer round and the final leg of the Ron Coote Cup, the team will also play in one of the feature matches on ANZAC Day against the Storm, will play in the season opener in Las Vegas against the Sea Eagles, and will represent the Club in huge games in Multicultural Round (round three vs Roosters) and Women in League Round (round 22 vs Sharks.)
South Sydney will play ten home games in Sydney and one home game in Gosford, representing great value for Ticketed Members based in Sydney and the surrounding regions. The four games to be played in south-east Queensland also presents great opportunities for our Queensland Members to see their team play live throughout the 2024 season.
Ticketed Members also receive entry to the Club’s three pre-season matches against the Sea Eagles in Gosford, Dragons in Kogarah and Roosters in Cronulla, through a Members seat redemption process which will be communicated to Members in the coming weeks via email.
To check out the available Membership packages for the 2024 season to plan your game attendances and to see which packages provide the best value for you, your family and your friends, please visit www.rabbitohs.com.au/membership.
Individual game tickets for all games will go on sale in the near future. More information will be provided via Member emails and on www.rabbitohs.com.au in the coming weeks.
Whether you want to go to one of these games or all of them, www.wotif.com/rabbitohs will have a deal on flights and accommodation for you!