Dragons for Mount Smart NRLW game

St George Illawarra has been confirmed as the Warriors’ opposition for the historic standalone NRLW match at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, September 22 (3.15pm kick-off).

The 2019 NRLW draw was announced tonight in conjunction with the NRL’s finals programme.

In a repeat of the inaugural premiership’s schedule last year, the Warriors will open their campaign against the Sydney Roosters. The match is set down for AAMI Park ahead of the Melbourne v Canberra NRL week one finals match next Saturday, September 14 (3.05pm kick-off local time; 5.05pm NZT).

After playing the Dragons in Auckland in week two, the Warriors travel across the Tasman to face the Brisbane Broncos in the third round (venue to be confirmed) on Saturday, September 28 (5.05pm kick-off local time; 7.05pm NZT).

NRL general manager of the women’s elite programme Tiffany Slater said the combination of new venues and standalone matches made for a brilliant second season of the NRLW.

“It’s wonderful to see matches being played in new markets as we continue to expand the footprint and number of females supporting, playing and watching rugby league,” she said.

“The standalone fixtures at both Mount Smart in Auckland and Leichhardt Oval in Sydney are a natural evolution for the growth of the game and ensure the game’s very best women and their fans are given their own platform to showcase their talents.”

2019 NRLW DRAW

 

Round 1

Saturday, September 14, 3.05pm AEST

Sydney Roosters v Warriors, AAMI Park

Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ

Sunday, September 15, 2.05pm AEST

St-George-Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos, Bankwest Stadium

Live on GEM (national), Live on Fox Sports, Live on Sky NZ

 

Round 2

Saturday, September 21, 5.05pm AEST

Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters, Venue TBC

Live on GEM (national), Live on Fox Sports, Live on Sky NZ

*Sunday, September 22, 1:15pm AEST/3:15pm NZT

Warriors v St-George-Illawarra Dragons , Mt Smart Stadium

Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ

 

Round 3

Saturday, September 28, 5.05pm AEST

Brisbane Broncos v New Zealand Warriors, Venue TBC

Live on GEM (national), Live on Fox Sports, Live on Sky NZ

*Sunday, September 29, 1:15pm AEST

St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters, Leichhardt Oval

Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ

 

Sunday 6 October, ANZ Stadium

NRL Holden women’s premiership grand final

Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ

 

* Denotes standalone NRLW match