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The St George Illawarra Dragons will meet the Sydney Roosters on Anzac Day (4pm) for the 20th time, at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. This is your game day guide.

A special occasion

The biggest game of any given regular NRL season has returned for its 20th anniversary – the Anzac Cup on Anzac Day.

History hasn't been kind to the Dragons in recent years, but they still hold a slender 11 wins to eight lead over the Roosters. The Sydney Roosters currently hold the Anzac Cup following their 34-10 win over the Dragons in 2021.

In what will be the final SCG Anzac Cup clash (for now), the official Anzac Day ceremony will commence at 3:30pm. It is encouraged that tickets be pre-purchased ahead of the anticipated sell out.

The Ashton-Collier Spirit of Anzac Medal will once again be awarded to the Man of the Match.

NRL Round 7: Dragons v Sydney Roosters
Date: Monday, April 25 (Anzac Day)
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Gates open: 1:45pm
ADF v Turkey: 1:50pm
NRL kick-off: 4pm

Secure your Anzac Day seat here.

A special jersey

The 2022 Dragons commemorative jersey signals a return to the traditional Poppy V design albeit with the ever appropriate rosemary above the club logo.

The 2022 commemorative jersey features the Australian and New Zealand flags, the text Lest We Forget and iconic ANZAC slouch, all on the back of the jersey.

St George Illawarra fans will again be given the opportunity to bid on player-worn commemorative jerseys leading into the NRL's Anzac Round.

The auction will commence on Wednesday, April 20 with a proportion of the funds to be donated to Invictus.

Minimal changes for Anzac Cup 

With both the Dragons and Roosters coming off victories in their last outings there isn't much to report team list wise.

Dragons coach Anthony Griffin has opted to keep the same squad that thrillingly trumped the Knights last weekend; the only change coming in the form of Cody Ramsey who joined the extended squad as he looks to return from a hamstring injury.

The Roosters have just two changes to their victorious side from last week. Centre Paul Momirovski returns to the team after being a late withdrawal last week, while prop Siosiua Taukeiaho also returns to the line-up.

Deserving perks

Anzac Day is a day of commemorating past and current military personnel for their commitment and sacrifice in name of the livelihoods of all Australians and New Zealanders.

The least the Dragons and Roosters can do every year is put on a good show and deliver a free ticket to those current and ex-serving.

ADF personnel can redeem one free ticket and purchase additional tickets in the same transaction on Monday. The requirements? Present to the box office with your Service ID or medals with your name inscribed plus matching ID to redeem your game day ticket.

You won't have to worry about paying for public transport on Monday either, a win for all heading to the SCG.  

Stats that matter

Moses Suli had his best game for the Red V yet in the Dragons' 21-16 win over the Newcastle Knights on Easter Sunday with a whopping nine tackle breaks and 177 metres to his name.

Wing man Mat Feagai was Suli's greatest benefactor with two tries, 102 metres and six tackle breaks recorded.

Forwards Blake Lawrie and Josh McGuire brought the heat from the interchange. Lawrie recorded 182 metres from 20 runs while McGuire (134 metres) perhaps also played his best ever game for the Dragons in his long-awaited return from suspension.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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