Preview: Round 8 v Sydney Roosters
By Nathan Beuman
The St George Illawarra Dragons aim to continue their recent momentum when they face the Sydney Roosters in the traditional ANZAC Day fixture at Allianz Stadium, Moore Park on Saturday (4.00pm).
The Dragons will be aiming for their sixth win in as many weeks as they aim to make captain Ben Creagh’s 250th first-grade outing a memorable one.
They will be going head to head with a Roosters outfit whom have yet to notch a victory in almost a month yet are scoring a competition best 22 points per game so far this season.
It is the Dragons defensive stats however, that have the experts impressed, allowing a competition low 14 points per game.
If the Roosters are to overcome the Red-and-Whites, they will have to do so without Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, who has been sidelined for at least a month with a pectoral strain.
Dragons Head Coach Paul McGregor has named an extended 20-man squad for the annual encounter with George Rose joined by respective local juniors Drew Hutchison and Yaw Kiti Glymin.
The Roosters have been forced to elevate Sam Moa into the starting line-up following the injury to Waerea-Hargreaves.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
The Dragons Commemorative Jersey will be available for sale in both Adults and Youth sizes along will a full range of ISC and Supporter Gear at the Dragons Merchandise Van, located in-side Gate A at Allianz Stadium from 1.40pm.
Be a part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of Anzac Day at Allianz Stadium with Gates opening at 1:30pm and NRL kick-off at 4.00pm.
It is important to note that in 2015 the ANZAC Cup match is a Roosters home game and as such Red V Membership cards will not allow entry to the match.
A Red V Member pre sale was held in March – Members who still require tickets can purchase via ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
Service personnel entry for Anzac Day, current and former service personnel are welcome to attend the game for FREE into any General Admission area under the following guidelines:
• Current Service Personnel in Uniform
• Current Service Personnel with official Defence ID
• Defence Personnel with a Returned from Active Service Badge
• Ex Service Personnel wearing Medals (ex soldiers)
• RSL Members with RSL Badge (returned service men and women)