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Match Day Guide: ANZAC Round v Rabbitohs

Melbourne Storm's biggest and most special home game of year, against new opponents the South Sydney Rabbitohs, returns on Thursday as we honour the servicemen and women who protect and have protected our countries on ANZAC Day.

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Theme: ANZAC Day

Box office: 5.30pm 

Defence personnel may show their veteran card for free entry into the stadium.

Gates: 6pm

Warm-up: 6.59pm

AAMI Park black-out: 7.25pm

Storm highlights projection and fire show: 7.26pm

Cultural performance (T'Honi and Koorie Youth): 7.30pm

Cauldron lighting: 7.37pm

Storm & Rabbitohs enter field: 7.38pm

ANZAC Ceremony begins at 7.39pm

The Ode
The Last post
Minute silence
The Rouse
New Zealand National Anthem
Australian National Anthem

NRL kick-off: 7.50pm

Watch live on Channel 9, Fox League and Kayo. 

Follow along with Storm's exclusive content and live coverage on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Threads and TikTok.

Grill'd's Awesome Effort half-time award will be handed to the best junior league player.

Stay in your seat to watch the annual Spirit of ANZAC Medal presentation. The recipient will be selected by the winning side's coach, honouring the man of the match.

After that, stay in your seats post-match for your chance to grab a signed carsales fan footy from one of the players!

The men in purple will roam AAMI Park for 15 minutes post-match to meet and greet our Storm fam.

Following a solid return last week, Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been named to back up his Round 7 performance in the forward pack as Tui Kamikamica continues to recover from a calf injury sustained in Round 6. Christian Welch also returns to the interchange bench.

Team Lists


  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Jye Gray
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 Will Warbrick
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Jacob Gagai
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jack Wighton
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Nick Meaney
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Isaiah Tass
  • Winger for Storm is number 5 Xavier Coates
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane Milne
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Dean Hawkins


  • Prop for Storm is number 10 Josh King
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Harry Grant
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
  • Prop for Storm is number 15 Christian Welch
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Shawn Blore
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jacob Host
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Eliesa Katoa
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 18 Michael Chee Kam
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Trent Loiero
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray


  • Interchange for Storm is number 8 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Peter Mamouzelos
  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Tyran Wishart
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Siliva Havili
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Joe Chan
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Davvy Moale
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Alec MacDonald
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Jai Arrow


  • Replacement for Storm is number 18 Jack Howarth
    Replacement for Rabbitohs is number 20 Tallis Duncan

Match Officials

  • Referee: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins

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Fans young and old can begin to build their own collection of their favourite Storm players, with Melbourne Storm trading cards available inside Gate 7 and in the Clubhouse.

With a new card available at every home game throughout the season, head down from 6pm Thursday to ensure you can complete the series!

Please note there will be no Storm Zone this week. 

Pre-game activities include:

  • Create your own trading card, thanks to Suzuki! Visit the stall inside Gate 2 to create your own unique trading card
  • Face painters inside Gates 2 & 7
  • Merch stall next to aisles 24, 4, the Storm store, pop-up marquee near Gate 7 and in Clubhouse – featuring the Club's 2024 ANZAC Round jersey and new winter range
  • Support the RSL ANZAC Appeal by purchasing a pin. Volunteers will be roaming the concourse between Gates 2 & 7 pre-game for your chance to donate

Our 2024 merchandise is truly Made for Melbourne with our new apparel partner O'Neills taking your game day kit to the next level! From training gear to jersey replicas, we've got you sorted. 

Shop Storm’s 2024 ANZAC Round jersey at the AAMI Park Storm Store, Aisle 4, 24 and the new Clubhouse and forecourt pop-up stalls!

In 2024, continuing the Club’s ‘Made for Melbourne’ mantra, the design highlights the city’s iconic Shrine of Remembrance and has been curated in collaboration with the Shrine, ensuring accuracy and respect for Victoria’s servicemen and women.

As is tradition, all seating is reserved for ANZAC Round. All reserved seat members may scan their membership card for entry to their usual seat, while all general admission members (regular GA and Clubhouse GA) will need to reserve a seat for this match.

For all information regarding ticket redemption, please see here.

In 2024, we are Made for you and we are Made for Melbourne. Made for Melbourne appeals to every member and fan.

The young, the old, in Melbourne, across Australia and around the globe – no matter where you are.   

If you are Made for Melbourne, memberships will be available for sale and collection from marquees on the forecourt near Gate 7 and next to the Storm Store for member item collections.

In 2024, we're also bringing back digital ticketing, with each game requiring individual tickets. See below for more information on how to redeem your digital ticket!

Make game day easy, be prepared and plan ahead. For more information about getting to and from the game by train, visit

Please be aware of timetable changes due to the ANZAC Day public holiday. See here for all changes.

Public Transport 

AAMI Park is accessible by train, tram and bus. The stadium is walking distance from Richmond Station and Flinders Street Station. 

Stop 7D is outside AAMI Park on the Tram 70 tram line from Flinders Street. If you are coming from the north Tram 45 (North Balwyn) and Tram 75 (Vermont South) will stop adjacent to the MCG. 

Drive to The Footy 

Parking at Melbourne Park is only available to guests who have pre-booked.

Bookings close at midnight the night before the event. You will not be able to drive up without a booking. 

If parking is sold out or unavailable, several private and public streetcar parks operate in close proximity to the precinct. 

  • Yarra Park (MCG)
  • Securing Parking – 121 Exhibition Street
  • Secure Parking – 300 Flinders Street
  • Securing Parking – 12-20 Flinders Street
  • Secure Parking – Grand Hyatt Melbourne
  • Wilson Parking – 11 Exhibition Street
  • Wilson Parking – Collins Place
  • Wilson Parking – 32 Flinders Street
  • Wilson Parking – 172 Flinders Street
  • Wilson Parking – Federation Square
  • ACDC Garage – 114 Flinders Street
  • On-Street Parking via the Botanical Gardens along the Yarra River

Accessible Parking 

Accessible parking must be pre-booked via Ticketek’s Accessible Bookings Hotline:  

  • Reach them by phone on (03) 9286 1208 or;
  • Submit a request to be contacted online here.

We recommend parking is booked in advance to avoid disappointment.    

Please note, there are a limited number of accessible parking bays located at John Cain Arena (on Olympic Boulevard).  

Taxi & Rideshare 

A taxi rank is available next to The Oval on Olympic Boulevard. The pick-up and drop off point for rideshare services, such as Uber, is out the front of John Cain Arena on Olympic Boulevard.    

We encourage guests not to order their rideshare service until they have reached the pick-up point to avoid causing congestion along Olympic Boulevard. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm 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 Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.