The NRL have confirmed the official draw for the 2021 season.
The nib Newcastle Knights will kick off their season at home, coming up against Canterbury-Bankstown on Friday, March 12 at 6pm.
The NRL's Magic Round will return, with the Knights slated to take on the Tigers at Suncorp Stadium. Indigenous Round will also be back and bigger than ever, with the Knights hosting Manly in what will be a Sunday afternoon blockbuster in Round 12.
The Knights will play for the Alex McKinnon Cup against the Dragons in Round 4, the Mal Reilly Trophy against Manly in Round 12 and the Allan MacMahon Cup against the Tigers in Round 10.
The traditional Old Boys Day game will look a bit different this year, with 'Old Boys Night' set to occur in Round 24 against the Titans on Thursday Night Football.
The season will conclude on Saturday, September 4 with a clash against the Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.
On the representative front, State of Origin will revert to mid-season, with a 'Rep Round' being placed between Round's 15 and 16.
FULL 2021 NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS DRAW
RD.1 - Bulldogs (H) - Friday, March 12, 6pm.
RD.2 - Warriors (A) - Friday, March 19, 6pm.
RD.3 - Tigers (H) - Sunday, March 28, 4:05pm.
RD.4 - Dragons (H) - Sunday, April 4, 4:05pm.
RD.5 - Titans (A) - Saturday, April 10, 3pm.
RD.6 - Sharks (H) - Friday, April 16, 6pm.
RD.7 - Panthers (A) - Thursday, April 22, 7:50pm.
RD.8 - Roosters (H) - Saturday, May 1, 7:35pm.
RD.9 - Raiders (A) - Saturday, May 8, 3pm.
RD.10 - Tigers (A) - Friday, May 14, 6pm.
RD.11 - Cowboys (A) - Thursday, May 20, 7:50pm.
RD.12 - Sea Eagles (H) - Sunday, May 30, 4:05pm.
RD.13 - Eels (H) - Sunday, June 6, 4:05pm.
RD.14 - Rabbitohs (A) - Saturday, June 12, 5:30pm.
RD.15 - Warriors (H), Saturday, June 19, 3pm.
RD.16 - Cowboys (H) - Saturday, July 3, 7:35pm.
RD.17 - BYE
RD.18 - Storm (A) - Saturday, July 17, 7:35pm.
RD.19 - Roosters (A) - Friday, July 23, 6pm.
RD.20 - Raiders (H) - Saturday July 31, 5:30pm.
RD.21 - Broncos (H) - Thursday, August 5, 7:50pm.
RD.22 - Sharks (A) - Sunday, August 15, 4:05pm.
RD.23 - Bulldogs (A) - Saturday, August 21, 5:30pm.
RD.24 - Titans (H) - Thursday, August 26, 7:50pm.
RD.25 - Broncos (A) - Saturday, September 4, 3:00pm.