Roosters and Dragons to continue Anzac Day tradition

April 20, 2017

The Sydney Roosters and St George Illawarra Dragons will renew their longstanding rivalry on Tuesday, April 25 when they go head-to-head for the Anzac Day Cup.

The event has become one of the biggest on the NRL calendar since its inception in 2002 and this year will be the 15th time the two proud clubs have honoured the tradition at Allianz Stadium.

The Dragons have won the past two Anzac Day clashes by two points, with Gareth Widdop leading the Saints to a win for the ages in last year’s instalment, which was played in front of 34,483 fans.

A number of activities are planned for the day including the annual ceremony before play commences as well as two-up in the Sydney Live Plaza (1pm-3.30pm) and a replay of the 2013 Dragons-Roosters classic on the big screen.

“Thousands within military roles have had a connection to Rugby League over the years – either involved in the game or as fans,” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.

“ANZAC Round is always an occasion treated with respect, honour and dignity, as it should be.

“I will be one of many within the Australian and New Zealand Rugby League communities attending a match and honouring those who have valiantly ensured the freedom that both countries enjoy.”

Gates open at 1pm for a 4pm kick off at Allianz Stadium. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and pre-purchase tickets.

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