The season will be kicking off with a match between 2020 Grand Final winners Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs at 8:05 pm AEDT on Thursday, March 11 at AMI Park, Melbourne.
This Melbourne Storm vs South Sydney Rabbitohs match will be played at the AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia. The kick-off is scheduled for 7:55pm ACT / 10:55am BST
The 2021 NRL season kicks off with what should be an enthralling clash between two of last season’s top four in Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs. The reigning premiers look more than capable of defending their crown but Souths are likely to be one of their biggest challengers, especially if they can keep the likes of Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker fit. There is little to choose between these two teams but the Storm boast an incredible head-to-head record against the Rabbitohs and that could prove to be telling. The Storm have won 23 of the last 26 meetings between the two and they have also won the last 16 home games when the pair have clashed. Souths’ record at AAMI Park against the Storm stands at 0-9 so the hosts have to be favoured to edge this one.