NRL Indigenous Round Fixture Confirmed for Allianz Stadium
Friday, March 10
The South Sydney Rabbitohs and Souths Cares will celebrate Indigenous sporting excellence across Australia when it plays the Parramatta Eels at Allianz Stadium in round 12 of the 2023 NRL Premiership, which will be the game’s Indigenous Round.
In a week-long celebration of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander sporting excellence, the Rabbitohs, in conjunction with Souths Cares, the NRL, Venues NSW, the Nine Network, and game day partner Zoom Video Communications, Inc., are aiming to produce a series of events to rival any previous celebrations of Indigenous culture in sport in Australia by celebrating everything that our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities contribute to sport in our great country.
The Rabbitohs will play their first home game at Sydney’s newest stadium, Allianz Stadium, on Friday 19 May at 8pm, round 12 of the NRL season. This is the South Sydney-based venue where the Rabbitohs had two of their biggest victories in season 2022, those being two Finals Series wins over the Roosters and Sharks in successive weeks in September.
Game day will see some of Australia’s leading musical artists performing pre-game who will be announced closer to the date of the match. It will also highlight grassroots musical and dance performances, a Welcome to Country, and a special performance of ‘Glory, Glory to South Sydney’ played on the didgeridoo.
Some of Australia’s highest-achieving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander sportspeople from across Australia’s biggest sports will also be highlighted and celebrated at Allianz Stadium for their achievements which is being supported by Rabbitohs Platinum Partner and match day sponsor, Zoom.
South Sydney will wear the Rabbitohs 2023 Indigenous Jersey in this match, once again designed by Uncle Joe Walker. A proud Wahlabul man, Uncle Joe is designing the Rabbitohs Indigenous jersey for the sixth time in 2023.