Anzac Day: Roosters v Dragons

‘Age shall not weary them, nor the year’s condemn’…

The Sydney Cricket Ground will this year play host to the NRL’s second biggest day behind the grand final, and honour the memory of our treasured ‘Diggers’, in the Roosters v Dragons Anzac Day clash.

Families are encouraged to attend what is not just a day at the football but a significant celebration spanning all facets of our community.

Many servicemen will make their way to the SCG after morning celebrations to witness rugby league’s effort to pay homage to their sacrifice. The last post will be played, the combined services bands will be playing as a pre-cursor to the match and there might even be a cheeky game of ‘two-up’ in the outer.

Every single year this match delivers the most passionate, determined, never-say-die attitude on the field, and always provides an incredible spectacle worthy of rugby league’s nod to our cherished former and current servicemen and women.

Many players taking the field for the Australian national anthem are often overcome with emotion and fans by nature of the day are treated to a match with grand final-like intensity.

"I feel so privileged I am able to pay my respects to our soldiers in the best way I know how, and that is to represent them on the football field on Anzac Day,’’ Roosters skipper Boyd Cordner said.

The Roosters are reigning premiers but this counts for very little leading in to the annual event with the Dragons holding sway 11-6 on their fierce rivals over past matches.

Member Access

Member Access

All SCG, Gold and Platinum Membership cards (Member, Guest and both Club cards) will admit to this fixture.

Please note the pitch configuration and Member seating bays for this event. Seating Map

Member Reserved Seating and Day Pass information


Online via Member Login

In person on Match Day

Adult Day Pass



Child Day Pass



Reserved Seat


Not Available

Service members entry

Service members entry

Service members are eligible for 1 x complimentary ticket upon presentation of defence personnel identification (See below). This offer is to be redeemed at Box Office 1 on Driver Avenue, closest to Gate B. Additional purchases can be made during this transaction, this offer is subject to capacity.

Identification for service member ticket offer:

  • Current serving members in uniform
  • Current serving members not in uniform with an in date Defence ID card
  • Ex-service members wearing medals  
  • RSL members with RSL badge (returned service men and women).

Pre-match ceremony

Pre-match ceremony

The 2019 pre-match ceremony will feature:

  • Members of the Australian Light Horse Association
  • The Royal Australian Navy Band
  • Army cadets
  • Vehicles: Recognising the contribution made by Bill Collier who was the last surviving member of St George's first premiership winning team in 1941, a veteran of World War 2 and former Eastern Suburbs rugby league legend, Ferris Ashton, also a War Veteran. Representing their late fathers will be Graham Collier and Greg Ashton with their families.
  • Catafalque Party: The Catafalque Party for the Last Post Ceremony is from the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Richmond in NSW.



Artillery Gun Race: Two teams participate in a race to build large artillery gun.