Last week the NRL had announced a number of fixtures that will be staged at regional centres in Queensland and NSW, including; Gladstone, Toowoomba, Mudgee, Gosford, Bathurst, Cairns and Tamworth.
Mudgee will play host to South Sydney and St George Illawarra Dragons for the pre-season Charity Shield fixture as well as a premiership points match. South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters will both take one regular season fixture to Gosford, other regional fixtures below.
Some Key Fixtures:
* Dragons will open the season when they play Brisbane Broncos at Kograh Oval on Thursday March 8.
* Josh Reynolds will face the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Round 12.
* Storm v Cowboys Grand Final re-match, Round 3 at AAMI Stadium
* NRL double headers Fixtures –
Round 1: Rabbitohs v Warriors, Bulldogs v Storm at Perth Stadium on Saturday 10 March
Round 3: Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles, Eels v Sharks at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 24 March
Round 5: Tigers v Storm, Warriors v Cowboys at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday 7 April
Round 10: Storm v Titans, Sea Eagles v Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday 12 May
* State of Origin Dates –
Wednesday 6 June (Melbourne)
Sunday 24 June (Sydney)
Wednesday 11 July (Brisbane)
2018 NRL Draw