Charity Shield key for World Club Challenge and 2011 Season

The St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs today officially launched the 2011 Charity Shield in what will be an important match for both teams in their lead up to the 2011 season.

The 28th annual Charity Shield will be played on Sunday, February 13 at ANZ Stadium and will mark the first of three pre-season fixtures for the Dragons ahead of their NRL 2011 Premiership defence.

This traditional clash will also play a significant role in the Club's preparation for the World Club Challenge against Wigan in England two weeks later, on February 27.