NRL Captains.

All 16 NRL clubs are set to converge on The Rocks for the 2018 NRL season launch on Thursday, March 1. 

The event that officially kicks off the NRL season each year will have plenty of entertainment for fans scheduled in what promises to be an exciting day at First Fleet Park. 

NRL chief executive officer Todd Greenberg will deliver a speech at the event to herald the beginning of what shapes as an exciting year of rugby league. 

Fans are encouraged to show their colours and wear their club apparel and merchandise at the event which will feature captains and star players from each of the 16 clubs. 

Darius Boyd - Brisbane Broncos
Josh Jackson – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Jarrod Croker - Canberra Raiders
Wade Graham - Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Kevin Proctor - Gold Coast Titans
Daly Cherry-Evans – Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Cameron Smith - Melbourne Storm
Mitchell Pearce - Newcastle Knights
Johnathan Thurston - North Queensland Cowboys
Tim Mannah - Parramatta Eels
Peter Wallace - Penrith Panthers
Sam Burgess - South Sydney Rabbitohs
Gareth Widdop - St George Illawarra Dragons
Jake Friend - Sydney Roosters
Chris Lawrence - Wests Tigers
Gerard Beale - Warriors

The launch will also allow fans to participate in meet and greets with former NRL players, NRL ambassadors and legends of the game. 

Fans will also be able to explore the rich history of the game at a pop-up museum and enjoy selfie spots that will feature GIANT #tags, club mascots and a giant NRL trophy. 

The Rocks will feature several pop-up food stalls with special discounted offers on site. 

In a further incentive for fans, merchandise packs and NRL Telstra Premiership match tickets are up as prizes throughout the day. 

For the fans that enjoy stage entertainment, cheerleaders from six NRL teams will be among those performing at the launch:

• Bulldogs - Sapphires - 10.50am
• Manly - Seabirds - 11.15am
• Dragons - Flames - 11.25am
• Sharks - Mermaids -11.40am
• Gold Coast Titans - 11.50am
• Penrith Panthers - Pantherettes - 12.00pm

There are also special club offers for March 1 only that are available to all NRL Club Members listed below:

SPECIAL CLUB OFFERS – Thursday 1 March only – to all NRL Club Members

Philip's Foote, The Rocks
• Free beer, wine of soft drink with any meal purchased to anyone wearing Club merchandise and displays their NRL Club membership.
• Valid Thursday 1st March only.
• One complimentary drink per person in same transaction as meal purchase.
• Philip's Foote practices Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Fortune of War, The Rocks
• Show your NRL Club membership card on Thursday 1st March at the Fortune of War and receive a complimentary drink with any meal purchase*!
• *conditions: Valid Thurs 1st March 2018 only.
• One complimentary drink per pass only, in same transaction as a meal purchase. Complimentary drink choice from house beer, house wine, or soft drink.
• Any children's memberships are valid for complimentary soft drink only, and all minors must be under direct supervision of a responsible adult at all times. Fortune of War practices the Responsible Service of Alcohol.

The Observer, The Rocks
• Free beer, wine of soft drink with any meal purchased to anyone wearing Club merchandise and displays their NRL Club membership.
• Valid Thursday 1st March. One complimentary drink per person in same transaction as meal purchase.