Sydney Roosters Captain Jake Friend will skipper his 100th game for the Club when the Roosters meet the Newcastle Knights this Saturday.
The Roosters return to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the first time since Round 14, and with the return of State of Origin representatives Boyd Cordner and James Tedesco they will be looking to put in a strong performance at home.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of kick off!
Sydney Roosters (4th) V Newcastle Knights (7th)
Saturday 20th July
Sydney Cricket Ground
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Meet the Team Post-Match
Following the match Members can head to the home of the Roosters, Easts Leagues Club to meet the team and grab a few signatures. Shuttle buses will be running from the ground to Easts Leagues Club.
What's Happening Pre-Match
Plenty to do on Driver Avenue before entering the ground on Saturday. 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. Entertain the kids with face-painting, DJ and huge footy obstacle jumping castle.
Steggles 50/50 Raffle: 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 remaining 50% will be donated to children’s charities by way of the Steggles Charity Nest. Purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets online.
Information for Club Members
Collection: If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to grab your 2019 Member Cap, Scarf or Beanie before heading into the SCG. A marquee will be located on the SCG forecourt (opposite side of Driver Avenue).
What you’ll need to bring before lining up: Your 2019 redemption voucher mailed to you as part of your Member Pack. *You must have this to redeem your cap, scarf or beanie!* To help minimise queues, please decide which item you’d like to wear this season prior to lining up.
Remember, be sure to visit the Members Choice Collection Point prior to entering the SCG, as pass-outs are not permitted.
Kick For Your 2020 Membership
Imagine walking onto the historic Sydney Cricket Ground in front of thousands of Members, placing the ball on a kicking tee, lining up a kick and striking the ball for your chance to renew your 2020 Membership.
Well, we are giving our loyal Members that chance! If you are attending this Saturday register now for your chance!
Pre-Purchase Your Tickets And Save
Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the $50 Steggles Family Pass this Saturday afternoon, which admits two adults and two kids, or one adult and three kids.
Half Time Entertainment
St Charles, Paddington Colts, Bondi United and Clovelly Crocs Under 8s will be on field at halftime for a special showcase of some young up-and-comers in the local area.
Scott Cam will be on field at half time looking for the most visable fan for the Bisley WorkWear Make Yourself Visable competition to win a 2019 Roosters jersey.
MuscleCam will be looking for the best flex in the SCG in Round 8, presented by MusclePharm.
Cheer on our 2019 Members selected to Kick for their 2020 Membership. If you are a Member and are attending, register now for your chance to kick at half-time.
Gear Up in Roosters Colours
There are several Merchandise marquees located throughout the SCG. The map below shows where all marquees and vans will be located in Round 18.
Making Your Way to the Game
The easiest way to access the SCG 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 131500.
For event specific traffic, road closure and Special Event Clearway information visit Live Traffic.
Parking Available At the Venue
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.
Entertainment Quarter: 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.
Important note: 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.
Taxi/Hire Car/Uber: 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.
Cycle Ways: 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.
Walking: 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.