Langlands: Something Unbelievably Special
St George Illawarra Dragons club legend Graeme Langlands helped launch the Men of League Heritage round match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, on Tuesday.
Langlands fondly remembers matches played against South Sydney and is hopeful for a Dragons victory this weekend.
"To run out on this ground for the very first time was something unbelievable," Langlands said.
"And I'll be here on Saturday night to watch the Dragons run out and hopefully we can bring it home.
"The Dragons and Souths games were always tough, always hard but we were great mates, we all used to go in and have a beer together in the sheds.
"That's the very first time I've met Josh, I've watched him play and he's a very good footballer and I hope he goes a long way."
Dragons fullback Josh Dugan emanated Langlands sentiments admitting he is very excited to run out onto the SCG in the Red V jersey.
"It's an honour to be able to run out wearing the Red V for the first time at the SCG which is such an historic venue that every player wants to play at," said Dugan.
"I've been in rehabilitation for nearly six weeks now and started running about a fornight ago so I am looking forward to running out again.
"Souths are a strong team with a proud history much like our own and it should be a good game for everyone to enjoy on Saturday."
The Dragons and Rabbitohs have played at the historic SCG a combined total of 678 games (St George Illawarra 359, South Sydney 319) more than any other Clubs in the game.
The match also marks the first time in NRL History a formal “gate share arrangement” between the Clubs.
Red V and Rabbitohs Members have reciprocal rights at this game and the return match at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park in Round 12.
Ticket purchases support both Clubs, irrespective of the Club fans support.
A special “Generation Pack” (one Adult and one child) Ticket offer is in play for this occasion with ticket options available from $25.
Men of League was established in 2002 with the primary objective being to provide assistance and support to players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators from all levels of the game, as well as members of their families and the broader rugby league community.
All monies raised during Heritage Round will go towards ensuring MOL can continue in its welfare efforts for those in our game in need.