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The Sydney Roosters will join together with the Rugby League community to honour our service men and women in the traditional ANZAC Day clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Allianz Stadium on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

The annual tradition sees the teams joining their supporters in paying tribute to former and current Australian and New Zealand service men and women. Match day activities will honour the ANZAC spirit and remember all those who have served their nation. Featuring the Royal Australian Army Band, a moments silence, the ode reading, and the last post, the traditional ceremony is a truly touching tribute to our ANZACs.

The traditional match is one of the most eagerly-anticipated match-ups on the NRL Premiership calendar and is a special event for all rugby league fans. The Sydney Roosters will be keen to avenge last years heartbreaking last minute loss in front of more than 35,000 fans.

Be there and experience the electric atmosphere as we honour the ANZACs in this epic encounter. It's more than a game, it's a tradition.


Date Thursday, 25 April

Venue Allianz Stadium, Moore Park

Gates Open 1.30pm

NRL Kick Off 4.00pm

NYC Kick Off 1.45pm

Match Hashtag #NRLSYDSGI

Pre-Game Information

Game Day Live will kick off at the earlier time of 3.20pm today, with hosts Jimmy Smith and Jared Coote joined by Roosters tragic Amander Keller in the pre-match build up.

ANZAC Day formalities will kick off around 3.30pm, including the arrival of the ANZAC Day Cup via helicopter with Roosters legend Brad Fittler and Dragons legend Ben Horby escoring the trophy onto the field of play.

There is plenty of on offer pre-match, so make sure you get to the ground early and join us for what is one of the biggest days in the NRL calendar.

Sydney Roosters Team Announcement

Click here to see the side named by Trent Robinson, to face the Dragons.

Match Officials

Referees: Shayne Hayne / Gerard Sutton

Sideline Officials: Paul Holland / Grant Atkins

Video Referees: Bernard Sutton / Matt Rodwell

TV Broadcast

LIVE on Channel Nine from 3.30pm


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Membership Tent

Allianz Stadium Forecourt, outside Venue Services

Membership Info

Memberships can still be purchased on the night, at the Membership Tent in the Allianz Stadium Forecourt.

For any Membership issues, on the night, please visit the Roosters Ticket Collection window.

Click here to see Membership Packages available in 2013

Merchandise Van

The Van will be parked in the Allianz Stadium Forecourt pre-match

Parking Details

$20 at Kippax (Across the road from MP1 Car Park, on Driver Avenue)

Post-Match Function

Kick-on with the boys back at Easts Leagues Club after the match, where well hear from the Players Player recipient from the match, coach Trent Robinson and captain Anthony Minichiello live on stage.

Leagues Club Courtesy Bus

2 x Buses will be on loop from Easts Leagues Club to Allianz Stadium, from 1pm.

Game Day Live

Theres no better way to watch rugby league than live and in the stands as your heroes battle it out against the opposition and, in 2013 were making that experience even better.

At each home game this season, Game Day Live (GDL) will bring you the fan closer to the action.

Hosted by former Rooster Jimmy Smith, GDL is a pre-game panel show live from the field that is all about the football and even more importantly, all about the Roosters.

With in-depth analysis on the match ahead, pricing, match preview, team announcements, social media interaction, player and celebrity interviews, fan engagement with our very own Roosters TV reporter Jared Coote, competitions and loads more, GDL will bring the football to you right there in the Allianz Stadium stand.

Smith and Coote will be joined each week by a panel of guests including former Roosters Legends, celebrity guests and current players on a rotation basis with Round 7 seeing Roosters-tragic Amanda Keller join the panel.

Spot a Steggler

The Spot a Steggler is a new interactive half time promotion that will run throughout the 2013 season at all home matches.

Steggles TRY posters will be handed out on entry into the stadium, so make sure that you grab yours as youve gotta be in it to win it!

The stadium camera will pan over the Allianz crowd at half time, looking for the best Steggler waving their TRY poster above their head.

The prize for the Spot a Steggler this match is a 2013 ANZAC Jersey, $100 Steggles voucher and 2 x Tickets to our match with the Panthers in Round 8.

Criniti's Fan of the Match

Each home match in 2013 we will be out and about around Allianz Stadium looking for our Criniti's Fan of the Match. The best-dressed fans in their Red, White and Blue will be snapped by a Roosters staff member and the lucky winner's face will appear on-screen at half time. If you're the lucky winner, you'll score yourself a $150 Voucher to Criniti's Italian Restaurant.

Game Day Steggles Charity Nest Badges

In support of the Steggles Charity Nest this season, we'll be selling match-day badges for just $2 in the Forecourt at each home match. There's a variety of badges available, so keep an eye out for the Sydey Roosters Cheerleaders and donate to a good cause.
Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.