Rugby League Charity Shield (australia)

Charity Shield
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Sport Rugby league football
Inaugural season 1982
Number of teams 2
Shield Holders Template:Leagueicon South Sydney Rabbitohs (2013)
Most titles Template:Leagueicon St. George Illawarra Dragons (16 titles)

Regarded as the unofficial start to the National Rugby League (NRL) season, the Charity Shield has been in operation since 1982 (with the exception of 2000 and 2001 when Souths were omitted from the NRL).

Originally contested between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St. George Dragons, and later by the St George Illawarra Dragons when they merged in 1999, the teams go head to head in an annual clash three weeks prior to the kickoff of the NRL season.

Since its inception in 1982, the Charity Shield has been played on thirty occasions. Of these, the Dragons (St George and St George Illawarra) have won 16 times, while South Sydney have triumphed outright on 10 occasions and retained the shield as the current holder in each of the 4 drawn matches. Broken down, St George played 17 matches, winning 11; while St George Illawarra, since their merger in 1999, have played 13 matches, winning 5.

The match has been broadcast on national television and in 2002 for the first and only time was screened live in the UK. The Charity Shield is for Souths Cares, Wollongong Hospital and St George Hospital (Sydney)


Head To Head

Played Dragons Rabbitohs Draws
30 16 10 4

Games Played

Winner Score Loser Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Crowd
St. George Dragons 9-7 South Sydney Rabbitohs 13 February 1982 Redfern Oval J.Danzey 10,980
St. George Dragons 28-10 South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 February 1983 Redfern Oval K. Roberts 9,210
South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-6 St. George Dragons 10 March 1984 Redfern Oval K. Roberts 8,365
St. George Dragons 10-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 March 1985 Redfern Oval K. Roberts 8,022
St. George Dragons 12-0 South Sydney Rabbitohs 15 February 1986 Redfern Oval M. Stone 10,164
St. George Dragons 28-14 South Sydney Rabbitohs 7 February 1987 Redfern Oval G. O'Donnell 10,724
South Sydney Rabbitohs 30-6 St. George Dragons 20 February 1988 Redfern Oval 9,678
South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-16 St. George Dragons 25 February 1989 Sydney Football Stadium B. Harrigan 10,491
South Sydney Rabbitohs 10-10 St. George Dragons 9 February 1990 Sydney Football Stadium 12,791
South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-16 St. George Dragons 2 February 1991 Sydney Football Stadium B. Harrigan 12,543
South Sydney Rabbitohs 21-20 St. George Dragons 1 February 1992 Sydney Football Stadium G.Annesley 18,120
St. George Dragons 10-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs 30 January 1993 Sydney Football Stadium 18,231
St. George Dragons 14-11 South Sydney Rabbitohs 29 January 1994 Sydney Football Stadium 19,266
St. George Dragons 18-10 South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 January 1995 Sydney Football Stadium 15,643
St. George Dragons 30-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 17 February 1996 Sydney Football Stadium K. Jeffes 8,920
St. George Dragons 26-18 South Sydney Rabbitohs 15 February 1997 Sydney Football Stadium P. Simpkins 10,242
St. George Dragons 14-4 South Sydney Rabbitohs 21 February 1998 Sydney Football Stadium B. Harrigan 28,310
South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-14 St George Illawarra Dragons 20 February 1999 Sydney Cricket Ground B. Harrigan 19,250
South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-20 St George Illawarra Dragons 16 February 2002 Aussie Stadium B. Harrigan 36,804
St George Illawarra Dragons 28-10 South Sydney Rabbitohs 15 February 2003 Aussie Stadium S. Hampstead 20,834
St George Illawarra Dragons 34-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 February 2004 Aussie Stadium 21,513
South Sydney Rabbitohs 30-6 St George Illawarra Dragons 19 February 2005 Aussie Stadium 20,481
South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-12 St George Illawarra Dragons 18 February 2006 Telstra Stadium S. Clark 24,556
St George Illawarra Dragons 16-14 South Sydney Rabbitohs 3 March 2007 Telstra Stadium S. Hayne 23,053
South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-20 St George Illawarra Dragons 1 March 2008 ANZ Stadium T. Archer 25,127
South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6 St George Illawarra Dragons 28 February 2009 ANZ Stadium B. Cummins/T. Archer 25,871
South Sydney Rabbitohs 26-26 St. George Illawarra Dragons 27 February 2010 ANZ Stadium A. Klein/B. Suttor 27,221
St George Illawarra Dragons 32-10 South Sydney Rabbitohs 13 February 2011 ANZ Stadium T. Archer/J. Maxwell 19,267
St George Illawarra Dragons 18-12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 19 February 2012 ANZ Stadium B.Suttor/J.Robinson 21,398
South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10 St George Illawarra Dragons 22 February 2013 ANZ Stadium Jared Maxwell/Adam Devcich 19,630


Biggest wins

Points Score Winner Year
26 34-8 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2004
24 30-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 1988
24 30-6 St. George Dragons 1996
24 30-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 2005
22 32-10 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2011

Most points scored in a game by a winning side

Points Score Winner Year
34 34-8 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2004
32 32-10 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2011
30 30-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 1988
30 30-6 St. George Dragons 1996
30 30-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs 2005

Most points scored in a game by a losing side

Points Score Winner Runner-Up Year
20 21-20 South Sydney Rabbitohs St. George Dragons 1992
20 24-20 South Sydney Rabbitohs St. George Illawarra Dragons 2008
18 26-18 St. George Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs 1997
16 20-16 South Sydney Rabbitohs St. George Dragons 1989

Most points scored in a game

Points Score Winner Year
52 26-26 Draw 2010
44 26-18 St. George Dragons 1997
44 24-20 South Sydney Rabbitohs 2008
42 28-14 St. George Dragons 1987
42 34-8 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2004
42 32-10 St. George Illawarra Dragons 2011
41 21-20 South Sydney Rabbitohs 1992

Least points scored in a game

Points Score Winner Year
12 12-0 St. George Dragons 1986
16 9-7 St. George Dragons 1982
18 10-8 St. George Dragons 1985
18 10-8 St. George Dragons 1993
18 14-4 St. George Dragons 1998

References

  • Sydney competitions
  • Wayback Machine: Archived version of Geocities page of Charity Shield Games 1982–2009
  • Rabbitohs South Sydney Rabbitohs

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