The Sydney Roosters will commemorate the sacrifice of men and women who have served Australia in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations when the Tricolours take on St George Illawarra Dragons in the annual ANZAC Day clash at the SCG.
Roosters Members and fans, whether you will be at the stadium, at Easts Leagues or watching from afar, here are all the details you need to prepare for one of the biggest days on the rugby league calendar.
GET YOUR TICKETS AND BE THERE!
Although capacity is back to 100%, everyone must sit in their allocated seats to comply with COVID contact tracing requirements.
Gates open at 1:45pm, so you'll have plenty of time to find your seats for the 4:05pm kick-off. If tickets are available on the day, the Gate C box office will open at 1:30pm.
The curtain raiser before NRL kick-off will see the Australian Defence Force take on Turkish Residents in an exhibition match, while the official Anzac Ceremony will begin proceedings at 3:30pm.
ANZAC DAY ACTION
In one of our biggest games of the year, there will be plenty on show at the hallowed SCG during the day.
The Australian Defence Force will play the Turkish national team at 1:50pm, with other on-field commemorations starting at 3pm.
These include a performance from the Scots College band at 3.15pm, and parachuters arriving on the SCG with the game ball at 3:30pm. Players from both sides will arrive onto the field around 3:50pm, which will be before the Last Post is played.
Brought to you Twenty Five Four, the World's Biggest Game of Two-Up will be played at half-time - and you can be a part of it!
The coin will be flipped three times - and you can participate by putting your hand on your head or tail to predict where it will land! The bay with the most people standing by the end will win a prize thanks to Twenty Five Four.
There will also be an Australian Defence Force artillery race at half-time as well!
Member cards will not work for all Members except for Reserved Seat Members. Members have been emailed specific details on how to redeem their complimentary ticket(s), as well as purchase discounted tickets via Ticketek.
Reserved Seat Members (Ultimate, Gold, Silver and Chookpen) – you can now scan your Member card at the turnstile and sit in your reserved seat!
Members and fans can read our Attending The SCG page for more information.
If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact our friendly Roosters Membership team as soon as possible.*
*Please note, the Membership team cannot guarantee a response to enquiries made after 4pm on Friday, April 23.
GET TO THE SCG
There are plenty of ways to get to the hallowed SCG to cheer on the mighty Roosters!
To ensure a smooth journey to and from the game, spectators are urged to plan ahead and consider all transport options.
Public transport will still operate at CovidSafe capacities to maintain social distancing, and people using the light rail, Central to Moore Park shuttle bus, or other forms of public transport are encouraged to allow for extra travel time - you're better getting in early than late, and you don't want to miss kick-off!
There will be frequent light rail and express bus services between Central and Moore Park before and after the game. Spectators travelling on public transport are encouraged to wear a mask.
Visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip from wherever you are.
Easts Bondi Junction will be operating a bus service that will start at 1:30pm. Departing from near the Bronte Road entrance, you'll also be able to catch a bus back to the club after the game.
If you are driving, there are parking options available in the Entertainment Quarter, and EP2 and EP3 on Driver Avenue.
EP2 and EP3 ($30) opens at 12:45pm, and will be cashless.
Event day parking in the Entertainment Quarter is also $30, but there are casual parking offers for those who spend $10 or more at any store in the Entertainment Quarter.
If you park at Eastgate and travel to the game from Bondi Junction, please note the Eastgate car park will close.
To find real-time traffic conditions, check out livetraffic.com before driving to the game.
GET YOUR MEMBER CHOICE ITEM
For Members who need to collect their Members Choice item, you can present your voucher at the forecourt area outside Gate E to redeem your Member cap or scarf - the choice is yours!
When waiting to collect your Members Choice item, it's strongly encouraged that you queue in a socially-distant manner.
Members will be able to collect their Member Choice item at all SCG home games. Please note, the location may change throughout the season so please check The Game Plan before each game!
BE A MEMBER, BE A TRUE ROOSTER
Membership is the best way to support the Club, with all Membership proceeds going directly to the Club to assist our junior pathways as well as day-to-day operations at the Sydney Roosters.
If you aren't a Member yet, make sure you become a True Rooster by activating your Membership online or by calling our friendly Membership team between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday on 1300 327 871.
The Membership team will also be able to assist with activating and servicing your Roosters Membership at the Member Services Window near Gate E.
MEMBERS CAPTAIN'S CLUB UPGRADE
The Sydney Roosters proud new apparel partner Castore want to reward Sydney Roosters Members in 2021.
At every Home Game for 2021, Castore will be selecting 4 lucky Members at random and upgrading their seats to the exclusive Sydney Roosters Captains Club, our premium game day dining facility.
This Saturday, at the Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons clash, 4 lucky Members will each receive a double pass to attend the Captains Club for the Sydney Roosters Round 11 game against Brisbane Broncos at the Sydney Cricket Ground - a game you don't want to miss out on!
REPRESENT IN THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
The 2021 Sydney Roosters jersey and merchandise range will be available to purchase at merchandise outlets at the SCG. Members can show their Member card at the outlets to get the Members discount.
All Members get a 10% discount on merchandise, and you can also purchase our new 2021 range from our proud manufacturing partners Castore here on the Roosters Online Shop!
The Roosters will be wearing the newly released Wartime Jersey, which features the famous Bondi Blue worn during 1944-1946, which includes the 1945 Grand Final victory which brought the Club's 9th Premiership.
You can also get merchandise from the Roosters Shop in Bondi Junction, which will be open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday.
FOLLOW THE TEAM ON OUR SOCIALS
Keep up to date with the team’s preparation for Sunday by checking out all our news and stories on Roosters.com.au, and be sure to follow the Club’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages too!
Follow throughout the day as Roosters Digital provides exclusive game day photos and the latest news, including the final team before kick-off. That's not all, with match reports, highlights and post-match interviews all available immediately after every game.
There are a number of measures that will be in place to ensure all Roosters Members and fans can cheer on the team in a CovidSafe and enjoyable manner.
Spectators are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a mask when entering, walking around and leaving the SCG. Be sure to queue in a socially distant manner for food and beverage, toilets, and other areas.
Members and fans must sit in the seats allocated on their ticket, while eating and drinking should only be done at your seats.
Please stay at home if you are waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test, are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case or have returned from overseas in the past 14 days.
For more information on keeping CovidSafe at the SCG, please visit the SCG Trust website.
CHECK OUT ARTIE’S AT EASTS
If you can't cheer on the Tricolours at the SCG, the next-best place to show your support is at Artie’s Sports Bar at Easts Leagues!
With live sport and a great range of food and beverage options, Artie’s should be part of your Roosters game day experience – regardless of whether you are heading to the game, or cheering on the team from the bar.
Members, guests and visitors are welcome to visit Artie’s, but everyone is encouraged to become an Easts Member to receive Member discounts.
Easts Membership is available for $7 for one year, with a 12-month complimentary Membership available for 2021 Roosters Members aged 18 and older.
STAY ENGAGED FROM AFAR
For those Members and supporters supporting from afar outside of Sydney, you can follow the Sydney Roosters game day on Roosters.com.au and the Club’s social media channels for all the latest information including the final team list, highlights, and post-game reactions.
You can see our mighty Roosters take on the Dragons on Channel 9, Fox League (channel 502 on Foxtel) or streamed through Kayo.