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?
Days between home games at Mount Smart Stadium: 1023 (August 30, 2019-June 18, 2022).
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.
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.
Projected travelling distance during season: 35,647km (NRL average: 16,471km).
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)