2018 NRL pre-season trial games

NRLLogoBefore the 2018 NRL Premiership season kicks off in March, all 16 clubs will play a series of pre-season fixtures to warm up ahead of the season proper.

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While the pre-season used to include the Auckland Nines and NRL all-stars match, both of these have been scrapped for 2018 thanks to the Rugby League World Cup cutting the length of pre-season down.

The World Club Challenge will be on though, with the Melbourne Storm hosting the Leeds Rhinos. Hull F.C. and the Wigan Warriors are also in the country and will play matches against the St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs respectively.

Below are the NRL pre-season games scheduled for each club so far, with more sure to come (all times are in AEDT). Be sure to keep checking back as we will add more information when it comes to hand.

2018 NRL pre-season fixtures and draw

Date Time Home Away Venue TV

Week 1

Wed Feb 7 3:00 PM Melbourne Storm 22 def by Newcastle Knights 26 AAMI Park N/A
Thu Feb 8 7:00 PM Parramatta Eels 12 drew South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 Ringrose Park N/A
Sat Feb 10 7:00 PM Brisbane Broncos 16 def. Central Capras 6 Theodore N/A

Week 2

Fri Feb 16* 8:00 PM Melbourne Storm 38 def. Leeds Rhinos 4 AAMI Park Fox/Nine
Sat Feb 17 1:00 PM New Zealand Warriors 20 def. Melbourne Storm 14 Rotorua International Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 17** 5:30 PM St George Illawarra Dragons 24 def. Hull F.C. 18 ANZ Stadium Fox
Sat Feb 17 6:00 PM Canberra Raiders 16 def by Canberra Raiders 12 Sunshine Coast Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 17 7:10 PM Penrith Panthers 30 def. Sydney Roosters 18 Panthers Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 17 7:30 PM Cronulla Sharks 30 def. Manly Sea Eagles 14 Southern Cross Group Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 17** 7:40 PM South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 def. Wigan Warriors 8 ANZ Stadium Fox
Sat Feb 17 8:00 PM Brisbane Broncos 38 def. Gold Coast Titans 10 Clive Berghofer Stadium, Toowoomba N/A
Sat Feb 17 8:30 PM North Queensland Cowboys 16 def by Wests Tigers 30 Barlow Park, Cairns N/A

Week 3

Fri Feb 23*** 8:05 PM North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm Suncorp Stadium Fox
Sat Feb 24 4:00 PM PNG Hunters Brisbane Broncos National Football Stadium, Port Moresby N/A
Sat Feb 24 6:00 PM Gold Coast Titans New Zealand Warriors Sunshine Coast Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 24 6:30 PM Sydney Roosters Manly Sea Eagles Central Coast Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 24 6:30 PM Canterbury Bulldogs Penrith Panthers Belmore N/A
Sat Feb 24 7:00 PM Wests Tigers Cronulla Sharks Campbelltown Stadium N/A
Sat Feb 24 7:00 PM Newcastle Knights Parramatta Eels Maitland Sportsground N/A
Sat Feb 24**** 7:30 PM St George Illawarra Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee Fox
Sat Feb 24 8:00 PM Brisbane Broncos Wynnum Manly Kougari Oval N/A
  • * – This is the World Club Challenge, pitting the NRL premiers and English Super League premiers against each other. It has typically been played in England.
  • ** – English clubs Hull F.C. and Wigan Warriors also play a match in Wollongong the week before. It’ll be the first English Super League game contested in Australia for points. Their matches against Australian clubs are part of the World Club Series.
  • *** – This match will be a Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston testimonial game.
  • **** – This match will be the 2018 Charity Shield, played between the Dragons and Rabbitohs each year.
  • Club-by-club pre-season fixtures

    Brisbane Broncos

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 10 7:00 PM Brisbane Broncos Central Capras Theodore N/A
    Sat Feb 17 8:00 PM Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans Toowoomba N/A
    Sat Feb 24 4:00 PM PNG Hunters Brisbane Broncos Port Moresby N/A
    Sat Feb 24 8:00 PM Brisbane Broncos Wynnum Manly Kougari Oval N/A

    Canberra Raiders

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 6:00 PM Canberra Raiders Canterbury Bulldogs Sunshine Coast N/A

    Canterbury Bulldogs

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 6:00 PM Canberra Raiders Canterbury Bulldogs Sunshine Coast N/A
    Sat Feb 24 6:30 PM Canterbury Bulldogs Penrith Panthers Belmore N/A

    Cronulla Sharks

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 7:30 PM Cronulla Sharks Manly Sea Eagles Cronulla N/A
    Sat Feb 24 7:00 PM Wests Tigers Cronulla Sharks Campbelltown N/A

    Gold Coast Titans

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 8:30 PM Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans Toowoomba N/A
    Sat Feb 24 6:00 PM Gold Coast Titans New Zealand Warriors Sunshine Coast N/A

    Manly Sea Eagles

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 7:30 PM Cronulla Sharks Manly Sea Eagles Cronulla N/A
    Sat Feb 24 6:30 PM Sydney Roosters Manly Sea Eagles Central Coast N/A

    Melbourne Storm

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Wed Feb 7 3:00 PM Melbourne Storm Newcastle Knights AAMI Park N/A
    Fri Feb 16 8:00 PM Melbourne Storm Leeds Rhinos AAMI Park Fox/Nine
    Sat Feb 17 1:00 PM New Zealand Warriors Melbourne Storm Rotorua N/A
    Fri Feb 23 8:00 PM North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm Suncorp Stadium Fox

    Newcastle Knights

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Wed Feb 7 3:00 PM Melbourne Storm Newcastle Knights AAMI Park N/A
    Sat Feb 24 7:00 PM Newcastle Knights Parramatta Eels Maitland N/A

    North Queensland Cowboys

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 8:30 PM North Queensland Cowboys Wests Tigers Barlow Park N/A
    Fri Feb 23 8:00 PM North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm Suncorp Stadium Fox

    Parramatta Eels

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Thu Feb 8 7:00 PM Parramatta Eels North Sydney Bears Ringrose Park N/A
    Sat Feb 24 7:00 PM Newcastle Knights Parramatta Eels Maitland N/A

    Penrith Panthers

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 7:10 PM Penrith Panthers Sydney Roosters Panthers Stadium N/A
    Sat Feb 24 6:30 PM Canterbury Bulldogs Penrith Panthers Belmore N/A

    South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 7:45 PM South Sydney Rabbitohs Wigan Warriors ANZ Stadium Fox
    Sat Feb 24 7:30 PM St George Illawarra Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs Mudgee Fox

    St George Illawarra Dragons

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 5:30 PM St George Illawarra Dragons Hull F.C. ANZ Stadium Fox
    Sat Feb 24 7:30 PM St George Illawarra Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs Mudgee Fox

    Sydney Roosters

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 7:10 PM Penrith Panthers Sydney Roosters Panthers Stadium N/A
    Sat Feb 24 6:30 PM Sydney Roosters Manly Sea Eagles Central Coast N/A

    New Zealand Warriors

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 1:00 PM New Zealand Warriors Melbourne Storm Rotorua N/A
    Sat Feb 24 6:00 PM Gold Coast Titans New Zealand Warriors Sunshine Coast N/A

    Wests Tigers

    Date Time Home Away Venue TV
    Sat Feb 17 8:30 PM North Queensland Cowboys Wests Tigers Barlow Park N/A
    Sat Feb 24 7:00 PM Wests Tigers Cronulla Sharks Campbelltown N/A

    Last updated: 20 February, 2018

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    The Crowd Says (3)

    • February 8th 2017 @ 1:07pm
      Lozza said | February 8th 2017 @ 1:07pm | ! Report

      Is the Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles trial match on 11 February being televised?

      • February 17th 2017 @ 10:03pm
        Ted said | February 17th 2017 @ 10:03pm | ! Report

        No

    • February 11th 2017 @ 1:46pm
      trace said | February 11th 2017 @ 1:46pm | ! Report

      is tonights match being televised?

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