2018 Intrust Super Premeirship

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Apr 16, 2008
    News that channel 9 will broadcast 1 game a week at 1pm on Saturdays and Foxtel will broadcast 2 games a week on their all league channel in 2018.
    I expect it will be mostly Sydney games to cut down on costs, but that's OK because I can go to home games and see a few away games on TV.

    2018 DRAW | Intrust Super Premiership NSW

    Tue 19 Dec 2017, 11:10 AM

    The NSWRL’s premier competition, the Intrust Super Premiership NSW, will be broadcast live on Channel Nine in 2018 for the first time, in addition to increased coverage from FOX SPORTS, making it the most watched in the event’s history.

    While full details of the draw are yet to be finalised, all 24 rounds of the regular season will feature in a 1pm Saturday live slot on the Nine Network, in addition to up to two games live each week on FOX SPORTS' dedicated Rugby League channel, FOX LEAGUE, on Foxtel.

    “We’ve worked really hard with the 12 clubs and the broadcasters to build a draw that will take the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition to a bigger audience than ever before,” NSWRL General Manager of Football Barrie-Jon Mather said.

    “Next season, with the support of Channel Nine, FOX LEAGUE and the NRL, the quality and the talent of the NRL’s next-generation will be on show for all to see.

    “For the first time, free-to-air TV will showcase our state’s premier competition, highlighting the continued growth and quality of the league.”

    It is likely the Channel Nine coverage will kick-off in Round One with the clash between St George Illawarra and Mounties at WIN Stadium.

    Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone said: “We’re very excited to be broadcasting the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition in 2018. It’s a great competition with so much heritage and tribalism. It will be terrific to see the likes of the North Sydney Bears and Newtown Jets back at the centre of Sydney’s Rugby League television offering.”

    • Respect Round (Round 5, 7-8 April), in line with the start of the Junior League season
    • Magic Round (Round 11, 19-20 May), which will see two triple-headers of Intrust Super Premiership NSW games, likely to be played at iconic venues Henson Park and North Sydney Oval
    • Heritage Round (Round 20, 28-29 July), which will raise awareness and funds for Men of League.

    Newtown Jets CEO, Stuart McCarthy said: “Henson Park is renowned for a great atmosphere for Intrust Super Premiership NSW games and I think it would be a wonderful afternoon.

    “The more teams and the more groups of supporters who can come down and experience an old-fashioned day of afternoon football the better for everyone involved in the game.”

    Another feature of the competition will be a number of double-headers with the new-look Jersey Flegg Cup (Under-20 competition) or other NSWRL competitions, rather than stand-alone games.

    Intrust Super CEO Brendan O’Farrell said: "As a passionate supporter of grass-roots Rugby League, Intrust Super is delighted that fans will be treated with plenty of double-headers and special rounds. These events increase the level of excitement around the Intrust Super Premiership NSW matches and the game generally.

    “Naturally, we are also excited about the prospect of having this fantastic competition screened on free-to-air television this season. This will do great things for the profile of the game and also help extend its reach to more loyal fans.”

    NSWRL acknowledges the support of the NRL, and particularly David Silverton, in delivering such a great broadcast outcome for the competition.

    Other key features in the draw include:

    • Round 1: Premiers Penrith beginning their title defence at home against Wentworthville
    • Round 3: Traditional rivals North Sydney Bears and Newtown Jets contesting for the Frank Hyde Shield
    • Round 13: Grand Final re-match as Wyong have the chance to avenge last season’s Grand Final heartache against the Panthers.

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  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

    Apr 16, 2008
    Round 1 – March 10/11
    Newcastle Knights v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles

    Round 2 – March 17/18
    Newcastle Knights v Wests Magpies

    Round 3 – March 24/25
    Wentworthville Magpies Newcastle Knights

    Round 4 – March 31/ April 1
    St George Illawarra Dragons Newcastle Knights

    Round 5 – April 7/8
    Newcastle Knights North Sydney Bears

    Round 6 – April 14/15
    Newcastle Knights Newtown Jets

    Round 7 – April 21/22
    Wests Magpies Newcastle Knights

    Round 8 – April 28/29
    North Sydney Bears Newcastle Knights

    Round 9 – May 5/6
    Wyong Roos Newcastle Knights

    Round 10 – May 12/13
    Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Newcastle Knights

    Round 11 – May 19/20
    Canterbury Bulldogs Newcastle Knights

    Round 12 – May 26/27
    Newcastle Knights St George Illawarra Dragons

    Round 13 – June 2/3
    Mounties Newcastle Knights

    Round 14 – June 9/10
    Newcastle Knights Wyong Roos

    Round 15 – June 16/17
    Newcastle Knights New Zealand Warriors

    Round 16 – June 30/ July 1
    Newcastle Knight Canterbury Bulldogs

    Round 17 – July 7/8
    Newtown Jets Newcastle Knights

    Round 18 – July 14/15

    Round 19 – July 21/22
    Newcastle Knights Penrith Panthers

    Round 20 – July 28/29
    Newcastle Knights Wentworthville Magpies

    Round 21 – August 4/5
    Newcastle Knights Mounties

    Round 22 – August 11/12
    New Zealand Warriors Newcastle Knights

    Round 23 – August 18/19
    Penrith Panthers Newcastle Knights

    Round 24 – August 25/26

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