Player Poll: What does it mean to play on Anzac Day?

Players from 10 teams have the honour of playing on Anzac Day this year; here is what the occasion will mean to some of the game's biggest stars.

Simon Mannering (Warriors)

"It was always special to be part of it and play on Anzac Day in Melbourne and we always got great support. To have an Anzac Day game here at home is going to be cool and hopefully the fans come out and support it."

Nate Myles (Titans)

"I have been very fortunate to be involved in the Roosters-Dragons clashes in the past and I don't think there's a bigger club game to be honest. There's a lot of emotion that floats around the rugby league field when you are remembering these fantastic people that helped to create this country. For the boys at the moment, I'll definitely be letting them know that they don't need to bring emotion into that day, the day will pick them up."

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Aidan Guerra (Roosters)

"You always have your eye on the Anzac Day game because there's a lot of feeling out on the field and a lot of meaning to the day as a whole in our country. Everyone shows respect in whatever way they can and for us it's playing a good game of footy. Obviously this year being the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli it's going to be a special day. Whether you're at the footy or at the dawn service, it's going to have a strong meaning for everyone around the country."

Jarrod Wallace (Broncos)

"It's always a special week and especially to be able play on the day. Wayne (Broncos coach Wayne Bennett) is a big believer in the pride of the jersey and Gallipoli and things like that. He's been punching that into us a fair bit this week so I think it's going to give us a bit more of a boost to run out there knowing that it's Anzac Day this Saturday."

Tom Symonds (Sea Eagles)

"Being part of a footy game, it doesn't compare to the war but being able to commemorate it and be part of a big occasion celebrating the Anzacs  and showing our respect is going to be awesome. I know it'll be pretty touching when we're out there getting ready for the game and The Last Post is playing. We're going to be walking out with some ex-servicemen and wearing the special kit, it's all going to add to the excitement of the day."

Mark Ioane (Titans)

"It will be massive, especially being a Kiwi and going home and having family and friends there. It will be big for me and I love playing on such a big occasion, especially against blokes I grew up playing with. The Anzac tradition is big back in New Zealand, we grew up celebrating it in school and my family had a tradition where we'd go to church in the morning before it so being part of those ceremonies was a big thing for my family."

Ben Lowe (Rabbitohs)

"It's great to be a part of, especially being the 100 year anniversary. It's a special day in the calendar for every Australian. For the people that have fallen before us and their families it's a great chance to pay our respects. It's an important day and I'm looking forward to it."

Bryan Norrie (retired Storm prop)

"At Melbourne we usually played the Warriors on Anzac Day and it was probably our biggest game of the year for a normal round game. It's a special occasion to get to play. It puts it into perspective. We're lucky to play rugby league on a day like that. A lot of the boys try and go to the dawn service and they're all very honoured to get to play a game of footy on such a big occasion for Australia."