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Draw-22: Taking a deep dive into all the detail

Home and away games against each of the defending premiers, the beaten grand finalists and the perennial benchmark side – so what about the nitty gritty of the Vodafone Warriors’ 2022 NRL draw?

Drought breaker

Days between home games at Mount Smart Stadium: 1023 (August 30, 2019-June 18, 2022).

Draw analysis

Play twice: Dragons, Titans, Tigers, Cowboys, Storm, Raiders, Sharks, Rabbitohs, Panthers.

Play once: Broncos, Roosters, Knights, Sea Eagles, Eels, Bulldogs.

Play only at home: Broncos, Knights, Bulldogs.

Play only away: Roosters, Sea Eagles, Eels.

Breaking down draw into blocks

(opponents’ 2021 regular season finish in brackets)

First block of six games: Dragons (11th), Titans (8th), Tigers (13th), Broncos (14th), Cowboys (15th), Roosters (5th).

Second block of six games: Storm (1st), Raiders (10th), Sharks (9th), Rabbitohs (3rd), Dragons (11th), Knights (7th).

Third block of six games: Sea Eagles (13th), Sharks (9th), Panthers (2nd), Tigers (13th), Eels (6th), Raiders (10th).

Fourth block of six games: Storm (1st), Rabbitohs (3rd), Bulldogs (16th), Cowboys (15th), Panthers (1st), Titans (8th).

Home games breakdown

Mount Smart Stadium: 5.

Moreton Daily Stadium: 5.

Sunshine Coast Stadium: 1.

Suncorp Stadium: 1.

Geographical breakdown

Games in Queensland: 10

Games in Sydney: 7.

Games in Auckland: 5.

Games in Canberra: 1.

Games in Melbourne: 1.

Breaking down game days

Friday night games: 7.

Saturday afternoon games: 10.

Saturday night games: 2.

Sunday afternoon kick-offs: 3.

Sunday night games: 1.

Monday night games: 1.

Turnarounds between games

Five-day turnarounds: 1 (April 25 v Storm to April 30 v Raiders).

Six-day turnarounds: 6.

Seven-day turnarounds: 16.

Travel factor

Projected travelling distance during season: 35,647km (NRL average: 16,471km).

Television split

Fox League games: 22.

Channel Nine games: 2.

State of Origin factor

Opponents before State of Origin I (June 8): Sea Eagles (June 4).

Opponents after State of Origin I: Sharks (June 12).

Opponents before standalone State of Origin II (June 26): Panthers (June 18).

Opponents after standalone State of Origin II: Wests Tigers (July 3).

Opponents before State of Origin III (July 13): Bye.

Opponents after State of Origin III: Eels (July 15)


Acknowledgement of Country

The New Zealand Warriors honour the mana of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, Australia and the Pacific. We acknowledge the traditional kaitiaki of the lands, elders past and present, their stories, their traditions, their mamae and their mana motuhake.

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