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National Rugby Championship - NRC Draw 2019

John Stewart of the Fijian Drua (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

The 2019 NRC draw has been confirmed, running from August 31 to the final on October 26.

The competition has attempted to avoid playing games at the same time as Rugby World Cup matches, and no game will be played during a Wallabies match at the biggest tournament in the world.

Games will be taken all over the country once again, with New South Wales Country to take on Sydney in the competition opener in Dubbo. All other Round 1 matches will also be played on Saturday, August 31, with the Melbourne Rising to play the Canberra Vikings at Box Hill, Brisbane City to take on the Fijian Drua at the GPS Rugby Club and the Western Force to host Queensland Country at UWA.

Note: Times are AEST until October 5. Daylight savings time (AEDT) is used from October 6.

2019 NRC draw

Jump to round: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Semis | Final

Round 1
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Aug 31 12pm NSW Country Sydney Apex Oval Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Aug 31 1:30pm Melbourne Rising Canberra Vikings Box Hill Kayo, rugby.com.au
Aug 31 3pm Brisbane City Fijian Drua GPS Kayo, rugby.com.au
Aug 31 5pm Western Force Queensland Country UWA Kayo, rugby.com.au
Round 2
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Sep 7 1pm Fijian Drua Western Force ANZ Stadium Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 7 4pm Melbourne Rising NSW Country Bailey Reserve Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 8 1pm Brisbane City Sydney Bond University Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 8 3pm Queensland Country Canberra Vikings Bond University Kayo, rugby.com.au
Round 3
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Sep 14 12pm Sydney Queensland Country Woollahra Oval Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 14 2pm Canberra Vikings Brisbane City Viking Park Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 14 4pm NSW Country Fijian Drua WIN Stadium Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 15 5pm Western Force Melbourne Rising UWA Kayo, rugby.com.au
Round 4
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Sep 21 12pm Fijian Drua Sydney Churchill Park Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 21 5pm Western Force Canberra Vikings UWA Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 22 1pm Melbourne Rising Queensland Country Mars Stadium Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 22 4pm Brisbane City NSW Country Ballymore Stadium Kayo, rugby.com.au
Round 5
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Sep 28 12pm Canberra Vikings Fijian Drua Viking Park Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 28 4pm Queensland Country Brisbane City Marley Brown Oval Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 29 1pm Sydney Melbourne Rising Forshaw Rugby Park Kayo, rugby.com.au
Sep 29 3pm NSW Country Western Force PMRS Kayo, rugby.com.au
Round 6
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Oct 5 12pm Canberra Vikings Sydney Viking Park Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 5 5:30pm Melbourne Rising Fijian Drua Casey Fields Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 6 4pm Queensland Country NSW Country Bond University Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 6 6pm Western Force Brisbane City UWA Kayo, rugby.com.au
Round 7
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Oct 11 6pm Canberra Vikings NSW Country Viking Park Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 12 12pm Sydney Western Force Woollahra Oval Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 12 2pm Fijian Drua Queensland Country Lawaqa Park Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 12 4pm Brisbane City Melbourne Rising Easts Rugby Club Kayo, rugby.com.au
Semi-finals
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Oct 19 TBC 1st 4th TBC Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Oct 20 TBC 2nd 3rd TBC Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au
Final
Date Time Home Away Ground Broadcast
Oct 26 TBC Winner SF 1 Winner SF 2 TBC Fox, Kayo, rugby.com.au

Venues guide

NRC Stadium locations
ANZ Stadium: Suva, Fiji
Apex Oval: Dubbo, NSW
Bailey Reserve: Adelaide, South Australia
Ballymore Stadium: Brisbane, Queensland
Bond University: Gold Coast, Queensland
Box Hill Rugby Club: Melbourne, Victoria
Casey Fields: Melbourne, Victoria
Churchill Park: Lautoka, Fiji
Easts Rugby Club: Brisbane, Queensland
Forshaw Rugby Park: Sydney, NSW
GPS Rugby Club: Brisbane, Queensland
Lawaqa Park: Sigatoka, Fiji
Marley Brown Oval: Gladstone, Queensland
Mars Stadium: Ballarat, Victoria
Port Macquarie Regional Stadium (PMRS): Port Macquarie, NSW
University of Western Australia (UWA): Perth, Western Australia
Viking Park: Canberra, ACT
WIN Stadium: Wollongong, NSW
Woollahra Oval: Sydney, NSW

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