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Easter Footy Feast – 4 Teams, 2 Games, 1 Massive Weekend at ANZ Stadium

James Conway

IT’S an NRL Footy Feast this Easter long weekend with two blockbuster games at Stadium Australia.

The #EasterFootyFeast kicks off with the South Sydney Rabbitohs tackling the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in a Good Friday showdown on 18 April. This is followed by the Parramatta Eels v Wests Tigers classic on Easter Monday 21 April.

The Rabbitohs v Bulldogs Good Friday clash has become one of the biggest matches on the NRL calendar and is set to live up to the hype once again this year when the two Stadium Australia residents put home ground bragging rights on the line.

All three teams involved in the #EasterFootyFeast enjoyed wins in Round 5. The Rabbitohs bounced back into form with a comprehensive 26-6 win over the Dragons, the Eels continue to defy the odds with an impressive 25-18 victory over the Broncos away from home and the Tigers turned back the clock with an emphatic 34-18 win over the Silvertails, Manly, in their heritage round clash.

A then-record regular season crowd of 51,686 watched the Rabbitohs take the points over the Bulldogs in last year’s corresponding fixture and a sea of cardinal and myrtle and blue and white is expected again this year.

Hot on the heels of the Rabbitohs v Bulldogs showdown will be the match that is one day expected to rival the Good Friday clash — the Easter Monday western Sydney derby between the Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers.

The Eels and Tigers have already shown they are different prospects in 2014, unearthing a host of young talent including Parramatta’s human ‘semi trailer’ Semi Radradra, and Luke Brooks and Martin ‘Kapow’ Tapau from the Tigers.

Great seats for both games of the #EasterFootyFeast are available.

Click here for Rabbitohs v Bulldogs tickets.

Click here for Eels v Tigers tickets.

For corporate hospitality packages, click here.

While the Easter games are home matches for the Rabbitohs and Eels, the reciprocal rights deal at Stadium Australia allows Bulldogs and Tigers club Members to enter the game for no additional charge. Reciprocal rights are only available for club Members’ corresponding fixture (ie: Bulldogs Members only have reciprocal rights for Rabbitohs v Bulldogs and Tigers Members only have reciprocal rights for Eels v Tigers). Any questions regarding reciprocal rights, please contact your club.

Good Friday is traditionally the biggest day of the Royal Easter Show with upwards of 150,000 people expected to visit the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

Sydney Olympic Park was designed to handle big events and is all set for a massive weekend of footy over Easter.

All tickets and membership passes include entry and rail travel. If pre-booked parking hasn’t been arranged fans are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of additional and direct public transport available for the Royal Easter Show.

Fans have been calling out for Friday afternoon and Monday night games and their calls have been answered with two Easter long weekend blockbusters at Stadium Australia.

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