Roosters Train On SCG Pitch Ahead Of Kick Off

The Sydney Roosters trained on the turf of the historic Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday as well as today’s Captain’s Run as they prepare for a big match tomorrow night against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Representatives of the Sydney Roosters, NRL, South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds inspected the Sydney Cricket Ground field of play last Sunday.

The inspection focused on two sections of the field dominated by rye grass, which were damaged by a combination of wet weather and heavy scrummaging during Saturday night’s Super Rugby match featuring the NSW Waratahs and Queensland Reds.

Cooper Cronk, Mitchell Aubusson, Angus Crichton and Brett Morris on the historic SCG
Cooper Cronk, Mitchell Aubusson, Angus Crichton and Brett Morris on the historic SCG

After two training runs leading up to the match, members of the squad are confident that the turf will be in perfect condition for kick off.

Mitchell Aubusson addressed the turf to the media after two successful training sessions.

 “The ground was great,” Aubusson said.

“We’ve trained on it for the past two days and the pitch was good.

“We’ll be raring and ready to go tomorrow night.”

Captain Jake Friend, Siosiua Taukeiaho and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves run a training drill.
Captain Jake Friend, Siosiua Taukeiaho and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves run a training drill.

The Sydney Roosters will be raring to go in their return to the SCG, and what better way to kick off their 2019 campaign than with a battle against their arch-rivals, the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday night.

“It’s arguably got the richest history of rugby league stadiums in the country,” Cronk said of the historic SCG.

“For two foundation teams to go out and start the season there, it’s pretty special.”

Joseph Manu all smiles while running a speed drill.
Joseph Manu all smiles while running a speed drill.

Members are advised to arrive early to the Sydney Cricket Ground to find their seats and enjoy what’s set to be an exciting new and improved pre-match entertainment in 2019.

There will be a special presentation on field ahead of kick off that will pay tribute to all three trophy victories from 2018 and 2019 respectively, as well as an impressive fireworks show.

On top of that, you can enjoy the exclusive Members bar with likeminded Members.

For more information on pre-match and Roosters Membership, CLICK HERE.