Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs

The 2019 NRL season gets under way with some blockbusting matches and this one is as big as they get.

Reigning Premiers the Sydney Roosters, led by inspirational halfback Cooper Cronk and skipper Boyd Cordner, take the field against their fierce local rivals the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Greg Inglis and the 'Burgess Boys' are still hurting after their less than impressive performance in the 2018 Preliminary Final as they were bundled out of contention, handing a grand final berth to the Roosters - the rest is Red, White and Blue history.

The SCG backdrop is the perfect stage for this battle of the foundation clubs and a massive crowd is expected. Leave the car at home, take advantage of public transport, arrive early and soak up all the ambiance and facilities in and around the SCG Trust precinct.