NRL announces 2018 draw

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    The National Rugby League has announced an unprecedented number of double-headers and regional games for next season, as well as a standalone weekend for State of Origin II, in their full 2018 fixture reveal this morning.

    The season is set to kick off on Thursday, March 8 with a clash between the Dragons and Broncos at Kogarah’s UOW Jubilee Oval. Gosford will host two NRL matches as part of the competition’s push into more regional areas, with Bathurst, Cairns, Tamworth, Toowoomba, Mudgee and Gladstone all set to host one premiership game each.

    The NRL also promised 11 teams would feature in free-to-air matches at least ten times.

    2018 NRL Season Round 1

    All times AEDT

    Date & Time Venue Home Away
    Thu. Mar 8, 7:50pm UOW Jubilee Oval Dragons Brisbane Broncos
    Fri. Mar 9, 6:00pm McDonald Jones Stadium Knights Sea Eagles
    Fri. Mar 9, 7:50pm 1300SMILES Stadium Cowboys Sharks
    Sat. Mar 10, 4:30pm ANZ Stadium Tigers Roosters
    Sat. Mar 10, 7:00pm Perth Stadium Rabbitohs Warriors
    Sat. Mar 10, 9:00pm Perth Stadium Bulldogs Storm
    Sun. Mar 11, 4:10pm Panthers Stadium Panthers Eels
    Sun. Mar 11, 6:30pm Cbus Super Stadium Titans Raiders

    The full 2018 NRL draw can be found HERE

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