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2019 NRL pre-season trial games

Rugby league has embraced an Indigenous team, but it's played at the wrong time. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Before the 2019 NRL Premiership season kicks off in March, all 16 clubs played trial matches to prepare for the regular season. These fixtures are now completed, with the season to kick-off on March 14.

The 2020 pre-season will begin in late February, and once fixtures begin to be announced, you’ll be able to see them here.

In the meantime though, check out all the matches from 2019 below.

Navigate Fixture by week
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

Navigate Fixture by club
Broncos | Raiders | Bulldogs | Sharks | Titans | Sea Eagles | Storm | Knights | Cowboys | Eels | Panthers | Rabbitohs | Dragons | Roosters | Warriors | Tigers

While the Auckland Nines were off the menu in 2019, the return of the NRL All-Stars game headlined the pre-season schedule. For the first time, a Maori side took on the Australian indigenous side, with the match seeing the Australian outfit in Melbourne.

The World Club Challenge also took place, with the Sydney Roosters beating the Wigan Warriors.

All times below are listed in AEDT.

2019 NRL pre-season fixtures and draw

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Date Time Home Away Venue Broadcast

Week 1

Fri Feb 15 7pm Parramatta Eels Canberra Raiders St Marys Leagues Stadium NRL.com
Fri Feb 15* 8pm Indigenous All-Stars Maori All-Stars AAMI Park Nine, Fox
Sat Feb 16 7pm Souths Logan Magpies Brisbane Broncos Warwick N/A
Mon Feb 18+ 6am Wigan Warriors Sydney Roosters Wigan, UK Nine, Fox

Week 2

Fri Feb 22 7:50pm Melbourne Storm Warriors GMHBA Stadium, Geelong NRL.com
Sat Feb 23 5pm Canberra Raiders Canterbury Bulldogs Bega Recreation Ground NRL.com
Sat Feb 23 6pm Gold Coast Titans North Queensland Cowboys Sunshine Coast Stadium NRL.com
Sat Feb 23 6pm South Sydney Rabbitohs Penrith Panthers Redfern Oval NRL.com
Sat Feb 23 6:30pm St George Illawarra Dragons Newcastle Knights Wollongong NRL.com
Sat Feb 23 7:30pm Manly Sea Eagles Cronulla Sharks Cronulla NRL.com
Sat Feb 23 8pm Brisbane Broncos Wynnum Seagulls Wynnum NRL.com

Week 3

Sat Mar 2 3pm Warriors Wests Tigers Whangarei N/A
Sat Mar 2 5:30pm Newcastle Knights Cronulla Sharks Maitland NRL.com
Sat Mar 2 7pm Penrith Panthers Parramatta Eels Panthers Stadium NRL.com
Sat Mar 2 7pm Manly Sea Eagles Sydney Roosters Central Coast Stadium NRL.com
Sat Mar 2^ 7:30pm St George Illawarra Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee Fox
Sat Mar 2 7:30pm Gold Coast Titans Brisbane Broncos Cbus Super Stadium NRL.com
Sat Mar 2 8pm North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm Mackay NRL.com
  • * – NRL All-Stars match. For the first time, a Maori All-Stars team will take on the Australian Indigenous team in Melbourne.
  • ^ – This is the Charity Shield, played between the Dragons and Rabbitohs on an annual basis.
  • + – This match is the World Club Challenge, played between the English Super League champions and the NRL premiers from the previous year.

Club-by-club pre-season fixtures

Brisbane Broncos

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 16 6pm Souths Logan Magpies/td> Brisbane Broncos Father Ranger Oval, Warwick
Sat Feb 23 8pm Wynnum Seagulls/td> Brisbane Broncos Kougari Oval, Wynnum
Sat Mar 2 7:30pm Gold Coast Titans Brisbane Broncos Cbus Super Stadium

Canberra Raiders

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Feb 15 7pm Parramatta Eels Canberra Raiders St Marys Leagues Stadium
Sat Feb 23 5pm Canberra Raiders Canterbury Bulldogs Bega Recreation Ground

Canterbury Bulldogs

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Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 5pm Canberra Raiders Canterbury Bulldogs Bega Recreation Ground

Cronulla Sharks

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 7:30pm Manly Sea Eagles Cronulla Sharks Lottoland
Sat Mar 2 5:30pm Newcastle Knights Cronulla Sharks Maitland No.1 Sportsground

Gold Coast Titans

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 6pm Gold Coast Titans North Queensland Cowboys Sunshine Coast Stadium
Sat Mar 2 7:30pm Gold Coast Titans Brisbane Broncos Cbus Super Stadium

Manly Sea Eagles

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 7:30pm Manly Sea Eagles Cronulla Sharks Lottoland
Sat Mar 2 7pm Manly Sea Eagles Sydney Roosters Central Coast Stadium

Melbourne Storm

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Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Feb 22 7:50pm Melbourne Storm Warriors GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Sat Mar 2 8pm North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Newcastle Knights

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 6:30pm St George Illawarra Dragons Newcastle Knights Jubilee Stadium
Sat Mar 2 5:30pm Newcastle Knights Cronulla Sharks Maitland No.1 Sportsground

North Queensland Cowboys

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 6pm Gold Coast Titans North Queensland Cowboys Sunshine Coast Stadium
Sat Mar 2 8pm North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm BB Print Stadium, Mackay

Parramatta Eels

Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Feb 15 7pm Parramatta Eels Canberra Raiders St Marys Leagues Stadium
Sat Mar 2 7pm Penrith Panthers Parramatta Eels Panthers Stadium

Penrith Panthers

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Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 6pm South Sydney Rabbitohs Penrith Panthers Redfern Oval
Sat Mar 2 7pm Penrith Panthers Parramatta Eels Panthers Stadium

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 6pm South Sydney Rabbitohs Penrith Panthers Redfern Oval
Sat Mar 2^ 7:30pm St George Illawarra Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee

St George Illawarra Dragons

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Feb 23 6:30pm St George Illawarra Dragons Newcastle Knights Jubilee Stadium
Sat Mar 2^ 7:30pm St George Illawarra Dragons South Sydney Rabbitohs Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee

Sydney Roosters

Date Time Home Away Venue
Mon Feb 18 6am Wigan Warriors Sydney Roosters DW Stadium, Wigan
Sat Mar 2 7pm Manly Sea Eagles Sydney Roosters Central Coast Stadium

Warriors

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Date Time Home Away Venue
Fri Feb 22 7:50pm Melbourne Storm Warriors GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Sat Mar 2 3pm Warriors Wests Tigers Northland Events Centre, Whangarei

Wests Tigers

Date Time Home Away Venue
Sat Mar 2 5pm Warriors Wests Tigers Northland Events Centre, Whangarei