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2023 NRL draw announced

The National Rugby League have officially released the draw for the 2023 season.

Kicking off the new season, the nib Newcastle Knights will take on the Warriors across the ditch at Sky Stadium, Wellington on Saturday, March 3.

The Knights first home game will be against newcomers, the Dolphins, at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday, March 17.

Newcastle's pre-season games have also been announced with the squad to take on the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels in two trials at Central Coast Stadium in February.

Old Boys Day, traditionally played in the last home game of the season, is pencilled in for Sunday, August 27 against the Cronulla Sharks for the second season in a row. 

With the introduction of the Dolphins, all teams will have three byes with the Knights scheduled for Rounds 10, 14 and 19.

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See the full draw below:

Round Date Opponent Venue Kick-off Broadcaster
Pre-season Friday, February 10 Cronulla Sharks Central Coast Stadium, Gosford 5:55pm Fox League
Pre-season Friday, February 17 Parramatta Eels Central Coast Stadium, Gosford 5:55pm Fox League
1 Friday, March 3 Warriors Sky Stadium, Wellington 6pm (AEDT) Fox League
2 Sunday, March 12 Wests Tigers Leichhardt Oval, Sydney 4:05pm Nine
3 Friday, March 17 Dolphins McDonald Jones Stadium  6pm Fox League
4 Sunday, March 26 Canberra Raiders McDonald Jones Stadium 4:05pm Nine
5 Saturday, April 1 Manly Sea Eagles Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee 3pm Fox League
6 Sunday, April 9 Warriors McDonald Jones Stadium 6:15pm Fox League
7 Saturday, April 15 Penrith Panthers McDonald Jones Stadium 5:30pm Fox League
8 Saturday, April 22 North Queensland Cowboys Qld Country Bank Stadium, Townsville 7:35pm Fox League
9 Friday, April 28 Parramatta Eels CommBank Stadium, Sydney 6pm Fox League
10 Bye        
11 Sunday, May 14 Gold Coast Titans McDonald Jones Stadium 2pm Fox League
12 Saturday, May 20 Cronulla Sharks C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour 3pm Fox League
13 Sunday, May 28 Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium 4:05pm Nine
14 Bye        
15 Saturday, June 10 Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 5:30pm Fox League
16 Saturday, June 17 Sydney Roosters McDonald Jones Stadium 3pm Fox League
17 Saturday, June 24 Penrith Panthers BlueBet Stadium, Penrith 5:30pm Fox League
18 Sunday, July 2 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Accor Stadium, Sydney 2:00pm Fox League
19 Bye        
20 Friday, July 14 Wests Tigers McDonald Jones Stadium 8pm Nine
21 Saturday, July 22 Melbourne Storm McDonald Jones Stadium 5:30pm Fox League
22 Saturday, July 29 Canberra Raiders GIO Stadium, Canberra 3pm Fox League
23 Saturday, August 5 Dolphins Optus Stadium, Perth 5:30pm Fox League
24 Sunday, August 13 Canterbury Bulldogs McDonald Jones Stadium 4:05pm Nine
25 Sunday, August 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs McDonald Jones Stadium 2pm Fox League
26 Sunday, August 27 Cronulla Sharks McDonald Jones Stadium 4:05pm Nine
27 Saturday, September 2 St. George Illawarra Dragons Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney 7:35pm Fox League