2019 NRL Draw

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    2019 season calendar


    NRL Media Release
    Tue 14 Aug 2018, 11:24 AM



    The NRL today previewed the 2019 season calendar to a meeting of club CEOs.

    The 2019 season will see the return of the NRL Harvey Norman All Stars match in February and the first NRL Brisbane Magic Round in May.

    NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said negotiations are still under way to stage the opening match of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership in the United States.

    He said the proposed game would be played one week before all other Round One premiership matches, possibly in California.

    "Significant work is required to make this game happen but it would be a sensational way to open the 2019 season," Mr Greenberg said.

    "We hope to be in a position to make a final decision on whether the event proceeds in the coming weeks."

    Mr Greenberg said the pre-season focus would be on the potential United States game, All Stars and World Club Challenge.

    He said Holden State of Origin II would again be played on a Sunday evening in 2019 – at the new Perth Stadium.

    "The match is already close to being a sell-out – that's how much interest there is in Origin in Perth," he said.

    "It is another example of how fans are keen to attend matches live when they have world class facilities."

    Mr Greenberg said the opening of the new Western Sydney stadium would be another highlight of the 2019 calendar.

    He said the NRL was aiming to schedule blockbuster matches to coincide with the opening of the stadium.

    The NRL will continue to encourage clubs to take NRL Telstra Premiership games to regional areas in 2019.

    Mr Greenberg said discussions were also underway to stage an International Nines tournament at the end of the 2019 season.

    Players would represent countries rather than NRL clubs.

    "And of course, we will again have the Trans-Tasman Test between Australia and New Zealand at the end of the season – with both men's and women's teams to feature."


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/08/14/2019-season-calendar/
     
  2. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    What is a Brisbane Magic round?

    Never mind, found a media release. All clubs playing from Brisbane for one round.

    Really hope it's a knights away game and not one of our home games. How does that work with season ticket holders?
     
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  3. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    We should absolutely be exempt from having a home game taken off us. We’ve never taken a game away from Marathon Stadium amd should not be forced to. Take a game off the other clubs who whore themselves out for money.
     
  4. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    I don't mind a home game taken to a regional area to grow the game. This is just a NRL wankfest. This spectacle in Brisbane isn't going to grow the game there any more than the Broncos have.

    Better off holding it in Perth if they are keen to get a team going there.
     
  5. Barry Crush

    Barry Crush Tony Townsend

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    I would be more receptive if it was in Adelaide or Perth or as the Round 0 they want to take OS
     
  6. Jaybro

    Jaybro Brett Grogan

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    I’m just hoping we get a more reasonable draw next season, we’ve had tough draws the last two years. Unlike Penrith who’ve only had to play Melbourne, Roosters & Broncos once each in the previous two seasons
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The reason the draw is rigged Jaybro is to try and ensure the so called 'top' teams get an easier run to the eight.
     
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    bigdan Red, Blue & Gold 24/7/365

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    Really wishing for less 6pm Friday night games.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sadly with Knights still drawing well we are sure to be the 6pm b!tchs evermore.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not to mention the team with the overall toughest draw no doubt.
     
  11. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    Gotta earn our way up to the better draws. Whilst we are a consistent poor performing club, we will continue to get shafted in the draw, penalties, 50/50 calls etc.
     
  12. rhugh89

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    Round 1 according to the DT

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  13. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    How many of the worst timeslot will we get? I’m predicting 9 out of 24 games.
     

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