The Sydney Roosters are set for an exciting Round 18 match at home this Saturday night when they take on the Newcastle Knights for the first time this season at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
There are plenty of points of interest for Roosters Members and fans to get excited about for this week’s game.
Whether you're cheering on the Tricolours at the SCG, at Easts Leagues, or on the lounge at home, here is everything you need to know to have the best possible game day experience.
Match: Roosters v Knights
Round 18 -
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Roosters v Knights
Saturday, September 12th
Sydney Cricket Ground
Kick off: 7:35pm
HASHTAGS: #EastsToWin #NRLRoostersKnights
BROADCAST: Fox League (502 on Foxtel), Kayo Sports, NRL App
Tickets are now on sale to the general public, so get in quick to secure your seats and see your Roosters in action this Saturday night!
The Rugby League community has been deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Central Newcastle first grade rugby league player Joel Dark.
The Roosters will wear black armbands in tonight’s Round 18 match against the Newcastle Knights in memory of Joel, who was also the cousin of Roosters captain Boyd Cordner.
The Roosters and Knights will also observe a minute’s silence prior to kick off.
TICKETS AND BOX OFFICE
Emails have been sent to Sydney Roosters Members to explain when and how they can redeem a ticket as part of their Membership.
Members are encouraged to print tickets after they have been redeemed, or have their tickets ready to scan on their smartphone when at the turnstile to ensure smooth entry into the SCG.
Due to the mandatory Public Health Order requirements of COVID-19, the primary ticket holder must provide contact details for contact tracing purposes.
Ticket sales will be available at the box office on match day. Due to restrictions only 1 window will be in operation and purchases will be card-only.
The Box office opens at 6:30pm.
Important information for ticket holders accessing the venue:
Ticket holders walking to the game from Moore Park Road are advised they will need to access the SCG via Driver Avenue.
The lane pedestrians used to walk to the SCG from near the intersection Moore Park Road and Regent Street in 2019 is currently closed due to construction of the new Sydney Football Stadium.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
The SCG has implemented additional cleaning, hygiene and waste management measures and all fans are encouraged to maintain a high-level of cleanliness.
Spectators are advised to abide by social distancing measures at the SCG, which are in place to comply with government guidelines.
To assist with social distancing, the distance between ticket scanners and seats has increased, and staff will assist with staggered ingress and egress times for ticket holders trying to get in and leaving the stadium. Gates will open at 6.35pm to allow plenty of time for everyone to find their seats.
Ticket holders must sit in a seat in their allocated row and keep a two-seat gap between groups. Every second row will be empty to comply with social distancing measures.
Food and beverage outlets will be card only. Limited outlets will be open, and people are encouraged to eat and drink when seated in their designated area.
Please stay home if you are unwell, waiting for the result of a COVID-19 test, if you have travelled interstate, overseas, to any hotspots or if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.
Before heading to the game, please download and activate the COVIDSafe app.
Car parking will be available in EP3 (via Moore Park Road) at a cost of $30 a vehicle. The EP2 car park is not open for the near future.
Parking is also available in the Entertainment Quarter, with a game day fee of $25 per vehicle.
A $15 fee for Roosters Members in 2019 is no longer valid. Spectators can get casual parking rates by spending $10 or more at an Entertainment Quarter retailer or restaurant and have their ticket validated. The casual rate for 3-4 hours is $12 and 4-5 hours is $16.
Spectators are encouraged to plan to arrive early as parking is expected to be in high demand and traffic may also be heavier than usual. Public transport will be operating at a reduced capacity to maintain social distancing, so please consider it may take longer than normal to get to the SCG.
Light rail services and express shuttle buses will run regularly between Central and Moore Park, however they may be lengthy queues due to reduced capacity on both forms of transport. Additional measures and staff will be in place around key transport hubs to safely manage crowds arriving and leaving the game so please follow their advice.
Please note there is buses replacing trains this Saturday between Emu Plains and Blacktown on the Western Line, and between Lithgow and Mount Victoria on the Blue Mountains Line.
Plan ahead your trip to and from the game by CLICKING HERE.
For more information on social distancing on public transport, CLICK HERE.
People taking taxis and rideshare options to the game are encouraged to be dropped off on either Errol Flynn Blvd or Driver Ave. Roads surrounding the SCG will be busy postgame, so please consider a pick-up location outside of the precinct after the game.
There will be plenty of opportunities to stock up on Roosters merchandise, with jerseys and a great winter range available.
The Roosters Shop will be extending their trading hours on game day, with the Bondi Junction store open from 11am to 5pm. There will also be two merchandise outlets at the SCG, with one in the Victor Trumper Stand and the other in the Members Stand.
Show your 2020 Roosters Membership card to get your Members discount on merchandise.
MEMBER ITEM REDEMPTION
Ticketed Members yet to redeem their Members Choice item will be able to collect their item at the game.
Please bring your coupon or Member card to the Victor Trumper Stand Concourse, behind Bay 13 to redeem your choice of a cap, scarf or can cooler. If you have already been to a game but not yet collected your item, please collect at either this game or our final home game in Round 19 against the Sharks. Member items can also be redeemed at the Roosters Shop in Bondi Junction.
Members are encouraged to exercise social distancing while lining up to select their item.
EASTS LEAGUES “FAN IN THE STAND” COLLECTION
“Fan In The Stand” cut outs is available for collection in the Bondi Room at Easts Leagues.
Members and fans will be able to collect their cardboard cut outs pre-game from 4pm, or after the game.
Roosters Members who have activated their complimentary Easts Leagues Membership and spend more than $20 at Bistro One may be eligible for a validated Eastgate parking voucher. Please speak to friendly staff at reception for more details.
Easts Leagues is a COVID-Safe venue, any fans collecting their cut out must sign in and abide by the social distancing and anti-mingling guidelines in place. For more information, please visit the Easts Leagues website.
Please note, there are no other alternative methods to collect. “Fan In The Stand” cut outs not collected will be recycled.
EASTS LEAGUES CLUB
Treat yourself to a pre-game meal at Easts Leagues Club, the proud home of the Sydney Roosters.
Easts Leagues will run a bus service to and from the SCG, making it the ideal pre- and post-game venue for your game day experience, with the service starting at 6pm.
Roosters Members are encouraged to redeem their complimentary Easts Leagues Membership to enjoy Member prices at Easts Leagues. Please bring your ID and Roosters Membership card to redeem your Easts leagues Membership at the club.
Enjoy a pre-game meal and drink before going to the game, or hang around and enjoy the Roosters clash with the Knights on the big screen.
Get the game-day meal of champions by trying the back-to-back burger – a double wagyu paddy burger - for just $15. With great lunch and dinner options at BistroOne and $5 schooners in Legends Bar, Easts Leagues is a great place to visit before and after the game, or to watch to game.
GAME DAY CONTENT
The best way to follow your Roosters and to get exclusive content on game day and during the lead up is through the Roosters website, social media and app.
We'll post everything from exclusive player and coach chats, while analysing the match-ups, the last time we met and much more.
On game day, our Facebook will give a snapshot of the day, our Twitter will give live updates on the match and all surrounding content, while our Instagram will feature the best pictures from the day.
There are a number of different ways that fans can watch our Round 18 match.
Fox League will broadcast the game, while fans with Kayo Sports will be able to stream the match on their preferred device.
Coverage will kick off from around 7:15pm on Fox League, pending the finishing time of the 5:30pm fixture.
Telstra customers will have FREE access to all matches of the NRL Telstra Premiership on the NRL App.
Non-Telstra customers may access live streaming and premium content, via an NRL Live Pass, for a recurring subscription fee of $3.99 per week, $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year (365 days).
New customers can enjoy a free two week trial with a Weekly, Monthly or Annual subscription.