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The one round you can't afford to miss in the 2017 NRL season

The Sharks and Raiders line up for Round 2. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)
24th November, 2016
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If you’re a diehard rugby league supporter every round is a must-see, but let’s face it, some rounds are better than others.

With the release of the 2017 NRL draw, we’ve had a close look at what looms as the best round of the season.

» Complete and comprehensive 2017 NRL Draw

It’s important to remember that with any draw it’s hard to predict how good games will be deep into the season.

It’s easier to predict what will be good games early on and in that sense round two looks to be an absolute cracker.

It starts on Thursday night with traditional rivals the Roosters and Bulldogs at Allianz Stadium.

Friday night sees two games between the Warriors and Storm in New Zealand followed by the best fixture in the last few years between the Broncos and Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium.

Saturday’s three games include the Knights against Titans, Sea Eagles against Rabbitohs and Raiders at home to the Sharks.

The round concludes on Sunday with more two more fierce rivalries between the Tigers and Panthers and Dragons against the Eels.

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The Grand Final rematch between the Sharks and Storm takes place in Round 6.

POTENTIAL ROUND OF THE YEAR

ROUND 2

Thursday, Mar 9

Roosters vs. Bulldogs Allianz Stadium

Friday, Mar 10

Warriors vs. Storm Mt Smart Stadium

Broncos vs. Cowboys Suncorp Stadium

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Saturday, Mar 11

Knights vs. Titans McDonald Jones Stadium

Sea Eagles vs. Rabbitohs Brookvale Oval

Raiders vs. Sharks GIO Stadium

Sunday, Mar 12

Tigers vs. Panthers Campbelltown Stadium

Dragons vs. Eels WIN Stadium

Check out the full draw and tell us which round you’re most looking forward to.