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NRL 2016 season draw

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Round One

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Thursday, March 3 

Eels vs. Broncos Pirtek Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

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Friday, March 4 

Sea Eagles vs. Bulldogs Brookvale Oval (NINE) 8:05pm

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Saturday, March 5

Raiders vs. Panthers GIO Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm

Tigers vs. Warriors Campbelltown Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Cowboys vs. Sharks 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, March 6

Roosters vs. Rabbitohs Allianz Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Titans vs. Knights Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 6:30pm 

Monday, March 7

Storm vs. Dragons AAMI Park (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Two

Thursday, March 10

Panthers vs. Bulldogs Pepper Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

Friday, March 11

Broncos vs. Warriors Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

Saturday, March 12

Capital return: Roosters star Blake Ferguson will take on the Raiders in Canberra for the first time since his controversial departure.

Capital return: Roosters star Blake Ferguson will take on the Raiders in Canberra for the first time since his controversial departure. Photo: Getty Images

Raiders vs. Roosters GIO Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Rabbitohs vs. Knights ANZ Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Eels vs. Cowboys Pirtek Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, March 13

Sharks vs. Dragons Shark Park (NINE) 4:00pm 

Storm vs. Titans AAMI Park (FOX) 6:30pm 

Monday, March 14

Tigers vs. Sea Eagles Leichhardt Oval (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Three

Marquee matchup: The Cowboys host the Roosters in round three.

Marquee matchup: The Cowboys host the Roosters in round three. Photo: Getty Images

Thursday, March 17

Cowboys vs. Roosters 1300Smiles Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

Friday, March 18

Bulldogs vs. Eels ANZ Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

Saturday, March 19

Knights vs. Raiders Hunter Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Panthers vs. Broncos Pepper Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Titans vs. Tigers Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 9:30pm 

Sunday, March 20

Warriors vs. Storm Mt Smart Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Dragons vs. Rabbitohs Sydney Cricket Ground (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, March 21

Sea Eagles vs. Sharks Brookvale Oval (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Four

Friday, March 25

Rabbitohs vs. Bulldogs ANZ Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Broncos vs. Cowboys Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

Saturday, March 26

Raiders vs. Titans GIO Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Roosters vs. Sea Eagles Allianz Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, March 27

Renewing acquaintances: Former Dragons forward Trent Merrin will line up against his old team for Penrith.

Renewing acquaintances: Former Dragons forward Trent Merrin will line up against his old team for Penrith. Photo: Mark Nolan

Dragons vs. Panthers WIN Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, March 28

Warriors vs. Knights Mt Smart Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Tigers vs. Eels ANZ Stadium (FOX) 4:00pm 

Sharks vs. Storm Shark Park (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Five

Thursday, March 31

Sea Eagles vs. Rabbitohs Brookvale Oval (NINE) 8:05pm 

Friday, April 1

Titans vs. Broncos Cbus Super Stadium (NINE) 8:05pm 

Saturday, April 2

Storm vs. Knights AAMI Park (FOX) 3:00pm 

Tigers vs. Sharks Campbelltown Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Cowboys vs. Dragons 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, April 3

Roosters vs. Warriors Allianz Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Eels vs. Panthers Pirtek Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, April 4

Bulldogs vs. Raiders Belmore Sports Ground (FOX) 7:00pm

Round Six

Thursday, April 7

Broncos vs. Dragons Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, April 8

Rabbitohs vs. Roosters ANZ Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, April 9

Eels vs. Raiders Pirtek Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Warriors vs. Sea Eagles Mt Smart Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Panthers vs. Cowboys Pepper Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, April 10

Sharks vs. Titans Shark Park (FOX) 2:00pm 

Knights vs. Tigers Hunter Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm

Monday, April 11

Storm vs. Bulldogs AAMI Park (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Seven

Return to Brookvale: Kieran Foran will head home in round seven.

Return to Brookvale: Kieran Foran will head home in round seven. Photo: Getty Images

Thursday, April 14

Sea Eagles vs. Eels Brookvale Oval (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, April 15

Cowboys vs. Rabbitohs 1300Smiles Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm

Saturday, April 16

Titans vs. Dragons Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Bulldogs vs. Warriors Westpac Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Broncos vs. Knights Suncorp Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, April 17

Raiders vs. Sharks GIO Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Tigers vs. Storm Leichhardt Oval (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, April 18

Roosters vs. Panthers Allianz Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Eight

Friday, April 22

Broncos vs. Rabbitohs Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, April 23

Bulldogs vs. Titans ANZ Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Raiders vs. Tigers GIO Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Cowboys vs. Eels 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, April 24

Sharks vs. Panthers Shark Park (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, April 25

Up against his old mentor: Manly rookie Trent Barrett will go head to head with his former St George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown.

Up against his old mentor: Manly rookie Trent Barrett will go head to head with his former St George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

Knights vs. Sea Eagles Hunter Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Dragons vs. Roosters Allianz Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Storm vs. Warriors AAMI Park (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round Nine

Thursday, April 28

Rabbitohs vs. Tigers ANZ Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, April 29

Eels vs. Bulldogs ANZ Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, April 30

Panthers vs. Raiders Carrington Park, Bathurst (FOX) 3:00pm

Roosters vs. Knights Central Coast Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Sea Eagles vs. Cowboys Brookvale Oval (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, May 1

Warriors vs. Dragons Mt Smart Stadium (FOX) 12:00pm 

Titans vs. Storm Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Sharks vs. Broncos Shark Park (NINE) 4:00pm 

Round 10

Thursday, May 12

Dragons vs. Raiders Jubilee Oval (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, May 13

Eels vs. Rabbitohs Pirtek Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, May 14

Panthers vs. Warriors AMI Stadium, Christchurch (FOX) 3:00pm 

Storm vs. Cowboys Suncorp Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Sea Eagles vs. Broncos Suncorp Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, May 15

Knights vs. Sharks Hunter Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Tigers vs. Bulldogs ANZ Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, May 16

Titans vs. Roosters Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round 11

Old enemies: The Dragons and Rabbitohs go at it in Round 11.

Old enemies: The Dragons and Rabbitohs go at it in Round 11. Photo: Matt King

Thursday, May 19

Rabbitohs vs. Dragons ANZ Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, May 20

Cowboys vs. Broncos 1300Smiles Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, May 21

Tigers vs. Knights Campbelltown Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Warriors vs. Raiders Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth 5.30pm

Sharks vs. Sea Eagles Shark Park (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, May 22

Panthers vs. Titans Pepper Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Bulldogs vs. Roosters ANZ Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, May 23

Eels vs. Storm Pirtek Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round 12

Friday, May 27

Broncos vs. Tigers Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, May 28

Dragons vs. Cowboys WIN Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, May 29

Raiders vs. Bulldogs GIO Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, May 30

Knights vs. Eels Hunter Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Byes: Panthers, Rabbitohs, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Storm, Titans, Warriors

Round 13

Friday, June 3

Raiders vs. Sea Eagles GIO Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, June 4

Fierce battles: The Warriors and Broncos traditionally have hard-fought clashes.

Fierce battles: The Warriors and Broncos traditionally have hard-fought clashes. Photo: Getty Images

Warriors vs. Broncos Mt Smart Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Cowboys vs. Knights 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Storm vs. Panthers AAMI Park (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, June 5

Roosters vs. Tigers Allianz Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Rabbitohs vs. Titans NIB Stadium (FOX) 6:30pm 

Monday, June 6

Bulldogs vs. Sharks ANZ Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Byes: Dragons, Eels

Round 14

Anthony Milford will play a key role against his former club in Round 14.

Anthony Milford will play a key role against his former club in Round 14. Photo: Jay Cronan

Thursday, June 9

Broncos vs. Raiders Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, June 10

Tigers vs. Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, June 11

Knights vs. Warriors Hunter Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Eels vs. Titans TIO Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Roosters vs. Storm Allianz Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, June 12

Sea Eagles vs. Panthers Brookvale Oval (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, June 13

Dragons vs. Bulldogs ANZ Stadium (FOX) 4:00pm 

Sharks vs. Cowboys Shark Park (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round 15

Friday, June 17

Rabbitohs vs. Eels ANZ Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm

Saturday, June 18

Dragons vs. Storm WIN Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, June 19

Warriors vs. Roosters Mt Smart Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, June 20

Out for revenge: Nate Myles will line for Manly against Gold Coast.

Out to prove a point: Nate Myles, who was let go by the Titans, will line for Manly against Gold Coast. Photo: Getty Images

Titans vs. Sea Eagles Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Byes: Broncos, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Knights, Panthers, Raiders, Sharks, Tigers

Round 16

Friday, June 24

Panthers vs. Rabbitohs Pepper Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, June 25

Knights vs. Dragons Hunter Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Sharks vs. Warriors Shark Park (FOX) 5:30pm 

Bulldogs vs. Broncos ANZ Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, June 26

Titans vs. Raiders Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Storm vs. Tigers AAMI Park (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, June 27

Cowboys vs. Sea Eagles 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Byes: Eels, Roosters

Round 17

Matches between the Bulldogs and Roosters are often full of controversy.

Matches between the Bulldogs and Roosters are often full of controversy. Photo: Getty Images

Thursday, June 30

Roosters vs. Bulldogs Allianz Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, July 1

Broncos vs. Storm Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, July 2

Warriors vs. Titans Mt Smart Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm

Tigers vs. Panthers ANZ Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Sharks vs. Eels Shark Park (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, July 3

Raiders vs. Knights GIO Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys Barlow Park, Cairns (NINE) 4:00pm

Monday, July 4

Sea Eagles vs. Dragons Brookvale Oval (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round 18

Friday, July 8

Eels vs. Roosters Pirtek Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, July 9

Bulldogs vs. Tigers ANZ Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, July 10

Panthers vs. Sharks Pepper Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, July 11

Raiders vs. Cowboys GIO Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Byes: Broncos, Dragons, Knights, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles, Storm, Titans, Warriors

Round 19

Friday, July 15

Dragons vs. Titans Jubilee Oval (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, July 16

Sea Eagles vs. Warriors NIB Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Rabbitohs vs. Broncos ANZ Stadium (FOX) 7:30pm 

Try time: Brisbane's Jordan Kahu dives over to score against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2015.

Try time: Brisbane's Jordan Kahu dives over to score against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2015. Photo: Mark Nolan

Sunday, July 17

Knights vs. Storm Hunter Stadium (FOX) 2:00pm 

Panthers vs. Eels Pepper Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm

Monday, July 18

Roosters vs. Sharks Allianz Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Byes: Bulldogs, Cowboys, Raiders, Tigers

Round 20

Thursday, July 21

Cowboys vs. Bulldogs 1300Smiles Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Friday, July 22

Broncos vs. Panthers Suncorp Stadium (NINE) 7:50pm 

Saturday, July 23

Raiders vs. Warriors GIO Stadium (FOX) 3:00pm 

Titans vs. Eels Cbus Super Stadium (FOX) 5:30pm 

Storm vs. Roosters AAMI Park (FOX) 7:30pm 

Sunday, July 24

Sharks vs. Knights Shark Park (FOX) 2:00pm 

Dragons vs. Tigers ANZ Stadium (NINE) 4:00pm 

Monday, July 25

Rabbitohs vs. Sea Eagles Allianz Stadium (FOX) 7:00pm 

Round 21

July 28 - August 1

Bulldogs vs. Dragons ANZ Stadium 

Cowboys vs. Storm 1300Smiles Stadium 

Eels vs. Tigers ANZ Stadium 

Western derby: Parramatta forward Danny Wicks is tackled by Wests Tigers rival Sauaso Sue.

Western derby: Parramatta forward Danny Wicks is tackled by Wests Tigers rival Sauaso Sue. Photo: Getty Images

Rabbitohs vs. Raiders ANZ Stadium 

Roosters vs. Broncos Allianz Stadium 

Sea Eagles vs. Knights Brookvale Oval 

Titans vs. Sharks Cbus Super Stadium 

Warriors vs. Panthers Mt Smart Stadium 

Round 22

August 4 - August 8

Dragons vs. Broncos WIN Stadium 

Eels vs. Sea Eagles Pirtek Stadium 

Knights vs. Bulldogs Hunter Stadium 

Panthers vs. Roosters Pepper Stadium 

Sharks vs. Raiders Shark Park 

Storm vs. Rabbitohs AAMI Park 

Tigers vs. Cowboys Leichhardt Oval 

Titans vs. Warriors Cbus Super Stadium 

Round 23

August 11 - August 15

Broncos vs. Eels Suncorp Stadium 

Bulldogs vs. Sea Eagles ANZ Stadium 

Dragons vs. Sharks Jubilee Oval 

Knights vs. Panthers Hunter Stadium 

Raiders vs. Storm GIO Stadium 

Roosters vs. Cowboys Allianz Stadium 

Tigers vs. Titans Campbelltown Stadium 

Warriors vs. Rabbitohs Mt Smart Stadium 

Round 24

August 18 - August 22

Broncos vs. Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium 

Cowboys vs. Warriors 1300Smiles Stadium ​

Knights vs. Titans Hunter Stadium 

Panthers vs. Tigers Pepper Stadium 

Rabbitohs vs. Sharks ANZ Stadium 

Raiders vs. Eels GIO Stadium 

Roosters vs. Dragons Allianz Stadium 

Sea Eagles vs. Storm Brookvale Oval 

Round 25

The Storm and Broncos meet in a late-round blockbuster.

The Storm and Broncos meet in a late-round blockbuster. Photo: Getty Images

August 25 - August 29

Bulldogs vs. Cowboys Belmore Sports Ground 

Eels vs. Dragons Pirtek Stadium 

Knights vs. Rabbitohs Hunter Stadium 

Sea Eagles vs. Raiders Brookvale Oval 

Sharks vs. Roosters Shark Park 

Storm vs. Broncos AAMI Park 

Titans vs. Panthers Cbus Super Stadium 

Warriors vs. Tigers Mt Smart Stadium 

Round 26

September 1 - September 4

Broncos vs. Roosters Suncorp Stadium 

Bulldogs vs. Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium 

Cowboys vs. Titans 1300Smiles Stadium 

Dragons vs. Knights Jubilee Oval 

Panthers vs. Sea Eagles Pepper Stadium 

Storm vs. Sharks AAMI Park 

Tigers vs. Raiders Leichhardt Oval 

Warriors vs. Eels Mt Smart Stadium 

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