The Sydney Roosters are set for their biggest game of the regular season on Thursday afternoon when they take on the St George Illawarra Dragons for the traditional Anzac Day clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Always a special day on the calendar, here's everything you need to know about the special day ahead of kick off.
ROOSTERS V DRAGONS
SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND
KICK OFF: 4:10PM
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There are great tickets still available to our Anzac Day clash.
PRE MATCH CEREMONY
The Pre-match ceremony on ANZAC Day is always a special occasion.
This year will feature:
- Members of the Australian Light Horse Association
- The Royal Australian Navy Band: The Royal Australian Navy Band is one of Australia’s most recognised and valued military ensembles. From the entry of the first RAN fleet into Sydney Harbour in 1913 to a concert in regional Australia yesterday, the RAN Band has added ceremony, prestige and spirit to the activities and reputation of Australia’s naval defence force for more than 100 years.
- Army Cadets: The Australian Army Cadets from New South Wales mark the bond between Australia and New Zealand, by carrying the Australian and New Zealand flags in unison. The Australian Army Cadets is a national youth development program and is founded on a strong community partnership, fostering and supporting an ongoing interest in the Australian Army.
- Vehicles: On Anzac Day we pay tribute to all War Veterans, at this traditional NRL Game we recognise the contribution made by Bill Collier who was the last surviving member of St Georges first premiership winning team in 1941, a veteran of World War 2 and also former Eastern Suburbs rugby league legend, Ferris Ashton, also a War Veteran. representing their late Fathers, Graham Collier and Greg Ashton with their families.
- Catafalque Party: The Catafalque Party for the Last Post Ceremony is from the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Richmond in NSW. A catafalque party is generally mounted around a memorial or cenotaph on occasions of remembrance or commemoration, such as ANZAC Day.
The forecourt will be action packed on Anzac Day.
Keep an eye out for the Steggles Charity Nest Match Day Raffle tickets available for purchase in and around the SCG precinct.
With help from the 50-50 Foundation, 50% of the total prize pool will be won by a member of the crowd to be announced in the second half.
The other 50% will be donated to children’s charities by way of the Steggles Charity Nest.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Test yourself on the Reflex Wall outside Gate E prior to the game and go in to the running to win a 2019 Sydney Roosters membership thanks to our Membership Partner Relfex.
MEMBERSHIP SALES MARQUEE
Staff will be available on the forecourt opposite the SCG for last minute Membership sales.
Bring your Roosters supporting friends and family that have yet to sign up to the marquee to get them signed up for the season.
To avoid match day queues, we encourage new Members to join online before Thursday and an e-ticket will be emailed to you for the game (for Ticketed Membership packages).
ROOSTERS MEMBER BAR
Roosters Members are invited for a pre-match catch up at our exclusive SCG Match day Members Bar.
There will be 2UP in the Members
The bar is located in the O’Reilly Stand, with entry from the Victor Trumper Stand concourse.
Members will be required to show their card to gain entry.
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Artillery Gun Race: Two teams participate in a race to build large artillery gun.
There are several Merchandise marquees located throughout the SCG.
The map below shows where all marquees and vans will be located in Round 4.
The easiest way to access the SCG and Allianz Stadium is by public transport.
Moore Park is a 20-minute walk or a short bus ride from Central Station and fans are encouraged to arrive early, allowing plenty of time to enter the venue and find your seat.
Please note that special event buses (Route 1) no longer run from Chalmers Street at Central Station.
All public transport schedule information from surrounding Sydney suburbs is available at Transport NSW or by calling 131 500.
For event specific traffic, road closure and Special Event Clearway information visit Live Traffic.
Parking in the Moore Park precinct is available under the current provisions.
EP2 and EP3 - Public parking on event days only ($25 fee per car).
Entry to EP2 (Kippax) and EP3 (Showground) via Driver Avenue.
Driver Avenue: The centre portion of Driver Avenue is closed for larger events.
Access to EP2 is from Moore Park Road and the Eastern Distributor in the north and EP3 via Lang Road and Anzac Parade in the south.
Public parking (fees apply). Entry to the Entertainment Quarter parking via Lang Road.
Sydney Boys High School
Public parking for selected events only (fees apply). Entry to Sydney Boys High School via Cleveland Street.
Sydney Girls High School
Public parking for selected events only (fees apply).
Entry to Sydney Girls High School via Anzac Parade and Cleveland Street.
Parking payments for all facilities controlled by the SCGT are via debit/credit cards only, no cash.
Parking at all sites is limited and Special Event Clearways may be in force for surrounding areas.
All car parks have areas reserved for patrons with disabilities.
There are permanent taxi ranks located in the Entertainment Quarter on Errol Flynn Boulevard (opposite the Hordern Pavilion and another on Moore Park Road opposite the Olympic Hotel.
At present there are no designated Uber or Hire Car zones in the precinct.
Moore Park, Centennial Park and the surrounding areas boast some of the most picturesque cycleways in Sydney and is one of the most cycle-friendly public spaces in the city.
Cyclists will find many bike racks in convenient locations along Driver Avenue in Moore Park and all pathways in Moore Park are shared footpath/cycleways.
Take a leaf out of the SCGT's many sporting codes' playbook and get fit on the way to their games.
The precinct is easily accessible via the Tibby Cotter Walkway which delivers patrons from Moore Park west to the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust precinct.