The St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs have today revealed their 2015 pre-season schedules, with both clubs involved in an expanded World Club Challenge tournament.
The Dragons, who have not made the finals since 2011, begin 2015 at the Auckland Nines on January 31 and February 1, where they are grouped with the Knights, Sea Eagles and Eels. They will then play the Rabbitohs in the annual Charity Shield match at ANZ Stadium on February 7, Sydney, before flying to the UK to play the Warrington Wolves at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on February 20.
Dragons Pre-Season Schedule
31st January: Auckland Nines: Games against the Knights and Sea Eagles at Eden Park, New Zealand
1st February: Auckland Nines: Game against the Eels at Eden Park, New Zealand
7th February: Charity Shield vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Sydney
20th February: World Club Challenge match against Warrington Wolves at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
The Rabbitohs, basking in the glory of their first premiership since 1971, will begin 2015 at the Auckland Nines on January 31 and February 1, where they are grouped with the Panthers, Cowboys and Storm. After the Charity Shield match against the Dragons on February 7, they will play Intrust Super Cup and State Championship winners, the Northern Pride, in the Return to Redfern match on February 14 before their World Club Challenge match with European Super League champions, St Helens at Langtree Park on February 22.
South Sydney Rabbioths Pre-Season Schedule
31st January: Auckland Nines: Games against the Panthers and Cowboys
1st February: Auckland Nines: Game against the Storm
7th February: Charity Shield vs St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney
14th February: Return to Redfern match against the Northern Pride at Redfern Oval,
22nd February: World Club Challenge match against St Helens at Langtree Park, St Helens