How to watch Charity Shield: South Sydney vs St. George Illawarra live and free

Posted: 29 February 2020 9:20 am
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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs St. George Illawarra in the Charity Shield. Who will win in 2020?

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The new NRL season is just about here, with the traditional Charity Shield clash of Rabbitohs vs Dragons set for this weekend.

Ever since the Rabbitohs reclaimed the shield in 2013, they have won 6 and drawn 1 of the past 7 encounters to keep hold of the prize all these years. In a drawn match, like the 12-12 result in 2015, the holder retains the shield.

When is the 2020 Charity Shield?

This year's match kicks off at 7pm AEDT on Saturday 29 February at Glen Willow Oval in Mudgee, NSW.

How to watch the 2020 Charity Shield South Sydney vs St. George

There is no free-to-air television coverage of this match it's exclusive to FOX LEAGUE. Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your viewing options. We have put together a full viewing guide for the NRL pre-season here.

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Charity Shield history

The Charity Shield is a traditional curtain-raiser for the new rugby league season and was first held in 1982. It has been held in every season since between the Dragons and Rabbitohs, apart from 2000 and 2001 when South Sydney had been eliminated from the competition.

The overall record is remarkably close. The Dragons have won 16 games, the Rabbitohs 15 and there have been 5 draws.

Charity Shield squads

There will be a number of representative players on display at Glen Willow Oval in Mudgee. The Bunnies in particular have selected a strong side, led by new captain Adam Reynolds, fullback signing Latrell Mitchell and gun hooker Damien Cook.

Tariq Sims, Tyson Frizell, Ben Hunt and the returning Trent Merrin are all part of the Dragons' line-up.

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Dane Gagai, 3. James Roberts, 4. Braidon Burns, 5. Campbell Graham, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds (c), 8. Junior Tatola, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Thomas Burgess, 11. Jaydn Su'A, 12. Cameron Murray, 13. Liam Knight. Interchange: 14. Patrick Mago,15. Hame Sele, 16. Alex Johnston, 17. Keaon Koloamatangi, 18. Bryson Goodwin, 19. Corey Allan, 20. Bayley Sironen, 21. Troy Dargan, 22. Blake Taaffe, 23. Jack Johns, 24. Tom Amone.

Dragons: Euan Aitken, Eddie Blacker, Billy Brittain, Adam Clune, Jackson Ford, Tyson Frizell, Tyrell Fuimaono, Jacob Host, Ben Hunt, Tim Lafai, Blake Lawrie, Zac Lomax, Issac Luke, Trent Merrin, Corey Norman, Jordan Pereira, Mikaele Ravalawa, Jason Saab, Tristan Sailor, Tariq Sims, Paul Vaughan, Brayden Wiliame

Who will win the Charity Shield?

The Rabbitohs have re-tooled under master coach Wayne Bennett and will be eyeing premiership glory in 2020. But the Dragons will have been stung by a poor season 12 months ago and keen to put an end to Souths' long winning run in the Charity Shield. We'll tip the Dragons to just shade this one in Mudgee.

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