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All You Need To Know: Trial vs Canberra Raiders

Looking to see your Sydney Roosters take on the Canberra Raiders this Saturday in their final trial? Here's everything you need to know.

Game Times

This Saturday, 27 February the Sydney Roosters will take on the Canberra Raiders at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan, with the NRL match kicking off at 4pm.

Venue  Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan  
Gates Open 1:30pm  
North Sydney Bears vs Canberra Raiders (NSW Cup) 2:00pm Streamed on
Sydney Roosters vs Canberra Raiders (NRL) 4:00pm Streamed on

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It won't only be the NRL side on display on Saturday, with the North Sydney Bears (Roosters NSW Cup feeder side) taking the field beforehand at 2pm. 

The Bears will be featuring a number of NRL squad members including Sam Walker, Egan Butcher, Freddy Lussick and Joseph Suaalii. True Roosters won't want to miss out on seeing the future Roosters in action!

Afterwards at 4pm, a majority of the Roosters NRL squad will take the field for the first time in 2021, with the likes of James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou, Brett and Josh Morris, Joseph Manu, Jake Friend, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Sio Siua Taukeiaho and Angus Crichton looking to stake their claim for a starting spot ahead of our Round 1 blockbuster against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles


While Roosters Club Members and fans are able to attend, current ticketing allocations have been exhausted, with no tickets available at the gate. 

Grandstand ticket holders will need to enter through the western entry on High Street. 

General Admission ticket holders will enter through the eastern entry on Yass Road. 

Entry into the ground will not be permitted after halftime during the NRL match. 


For those without tickets, you're in luck as games will be streamed on the home page! Vision and commentary will be present during both live streams, beginning at 1:55pm. 

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Gameday Operations

Unfortunately, there will be no food, beverage or retail servicing at the ground.

Members and fans will not be allowed to enter the field of play, as per COVID-19 protocols. Players will revert straight to the change rooms after each half.


Those in attendance are asked to park in the surrounding streets around the venue. 

Those arriving via Taxi or Uber are encouraged to be dropped off at High Place for west gate entry or Yass Road for east gate entry.

What Can I Bring? 

· You may carry permitted items on you at the time of entry either in your hand or pockets.

· You may be asked to place any items brought into the venue on an inspection table for verification at the time of entry.

· You may carry small purses without a shoulder strap; Size restriction of 20cm x 15cm applies.

· You may bring snack foods in clear or sealed packaging, such as a sandwich, chip packet or muesli bar and one sealed, non-alcoholic beverage in a plastic bottle and up to 600mL in size.

· Patrons attending with an infant may bring a large size, clear zip-lock bag into the venue to carry required items such as nappies, wipes and formula. Additional items must not be carried in the stroller NB:  One blanket however will be permitted if held up at shoulder level from a corner if requested by security.

· Refillable water bottles are permitted, however are subject to the contents being inspected.

· A single fold out ‘camp-style’ chair for attendees in non-reserved seating will be permitted and/or a picnic rug.

· Wheelchairs and walkers will be allowed. (NB: Disabled seating area available until fully allocated).

Match Highlights: Trial vs Wests Tigers

What Can't I Bring?

· Any type of bag including a backpack, handbag, camera bag, lunchbox or an opaque plastic bag.

· Jackets or items of clothing cannot be carried into the venue – they must be worn at the time of entry.

· Alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, glass, cans or breakable containers

· Opened or partially filled drink containers (excluding water/milk/juice bottles)

· Musical instruments, whistles or air horns

· All animals except guiding, companion or hearing animals (Registration of the animal MUST be provided)

· Skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, tricycles or bicycles

· Items in a pram or stroller

· Recording devices (for commercial purposes) and camera lenses over 300mm;

· Large Supporter Flags that can restrict other patron views;

· Commercial, political, religious or offensive clothing, banners, logos or signage;

· Any items or goods for sale;

· Fireworks/flares/laser lights;

· Any device, instrument or object that, in the opinion of management, has the potential to cause injury or public nuisance. This includes but is not limited to weapons, knives, spray cans or compressed air canisters.

· Eskies and cooler bags.

· Balls of any kind.

Entry Terms and Conditions 

· All attendees must have a ticket, including babies and children under the age of 5.

· For tracing and tracking purposes, contact details will be collected for each ticket purchased. The primary purchaser is also responsible for providing the contact details of all other ticket holders.

· You may be asked to verify your identity against your ticket.

· By purchasing or redeeming ticket(s), you acknowledge you understand the requirement for all ticket holders to adhere to NSW COVID-19 health directions.

· Patrons must return to their allocated area after visiting toilets.

· There will be staff throughout the venue coordinating patron movements to support the NSW Public Health Directions and to keep players, patrons and the Queanbeyan community safe. Queues (if evident) at entry gates and toilet facilities will be managed, to avoid congregation of large numbers.

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· Please be advised that tickets purchased for this event day at Seiffert Oval Queanbeyan could be subject to cancellation if there is a reduction in capacity due to the evolving COVID-19 Pandemic, as stipulated by the NSW Chief Health Officer. Tickets will be refunded if the event is closed off to the public.

· For this event day, the venue capacity is limited to 2,000 patrons (excludes match participants). 1,000 persons will be allocated seats in Grandstand (i.e. 50% capacity) and 1,000 persons will be allocated tickets to sit on grassed areas around the venue precinct.

· Participating Coaches, Club Directors from both the Roosters and Raiders, Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) personnel, attending media and operational staff will occupy the enclosed ‘suites’ at the back of the main Grandstand, at all times complying to each facility capacity limits.

· Children must be supervised by a responsible adult or guardian at all times.

· Patrons who use offensive, threatening language, cause a disturbance or refuse to comply with requests made by event staff will be evicted.

· Patrons caught damaging or vandalising any infrastructure will be evicted and be liable for prosecution.

· Alcohol cannot be brought into Seiffert Oval by patrons – This is an alcohol-free event.

· Smoking is not permitted inside the perimeter fence of the venue.

· Cloakroom facilities are not available.

Refusal of Entry

For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all patrons, management reserves the right to:

· Refuse entry to any persons deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly;

· Refuse entry to any unauthorised persons;

· Refuse entry to patrons who attempt to bring any restricted or prohibited items into Seiffert Oval.

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.