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The NRL pre-season is just days away with the annual All Stars match in Townsville and Penrith’s trip to England for the World Club Challenge also part of a busy period in the lead-up to Round 1.
For the Roosters, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles and Broncos, the pre-season is extra important as they will be kicking off the regular season a week before the rest of the competition at the historic Las Vegas double header in the opening weekend in March.
The NRL is persisting with the Pre-Season Challenge tournament format for the trials despite each club only playing two games. Manly won last year’s competition.
The pre-season challenge format and points system has $100,000 in prize money up for grabs, split evenly between clubs and players.
Teams earn bonus points for tries, line breaks and offloads while playing squads will be capped at 28 players per week.
All times in AEDT.
7pm: Bulldogs v Storm at Belmore Sports Ground
NRL All Stars 2024 at Queensland Country Bank Stadium
5:50pm: Indigenous All Stars women v Māori All Stars women
8:10pm: Indigenous All Stars men v Māori All Stars men
1:45pm: Knights v Sharks at Industree Group Stadium
3:45pm: Roosters v Sea Eagles at Industree Group Stadium
5:55pm: Eels v Raiders at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
8:05pm: Rabbitohs v Dragons at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
2:00pm: Warriors v Wests Tigers at Apollo Projects Stadium, Christchurch
4:00pm: Cowboys v Broncos at BB Print Stadium, Mackay
6:15pm: Dolphins v Titans at Sunshine Coast Stadium
6pm: Rabbitohs v Roosters at PointsBet Stadium
8pm: Sharks v Bulldogs at PointsBet Stadium
1:45pm: Storm v Knights at Churchill Park, Lautoka
3:45pm: Warriors v Dolphins at Go Media Stadium
5:55pm: Sea Eagles v Broncos at 4 Pines Park
8:05pm: Dragons v Wests Tigers at Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee
7am: World Club Challenge – Wigan v Penrith, DW Stadium, Wigan
3pm: Raiders v Cowboys at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan
5pm: Titans v Eels at North Ipswich Reserve, Ipswich