All 16 NRL teams will kick off their respective seasons this weekend as the 2022 Telstra Premiership competition fast approaches.
NRL clubs will play trials on Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night from February 18 to February 28, with a 10-day break before the start of the competition.
The rescheduled 2021 NRLW competition will also kick off on February 27 before the opening round of the 2022 NRL premiership begins on March 10 as defending premiers Penrith host the Sea Eagles.
The NRL Telstra Women's Premiership will be played over five rounds, commencing with triple-headers in Newcastle and Wollongong on February 27 and March 6.
Among the highlights of the NRL trials are double-headers involving the Raiders, Roosters, Sea Eagles and Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on February 18 and Central Coast Stadium on February 25.
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The Panthers meet the Sharks and the Eels take on the Dragons in another double-header at CommBank Stadium on February 20, while the Titans host the Broncos in a derby clash at Cbus Super Stadium on February 19.
The Dragons and Rabbitohs renew their time-honoured Charity Shield rivalry in Mudgee on February 26 while the Bulldogs will get a good gauge of how their new-look roster is shaping up in trials against the Knights and Sharks.
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2022 Pre-Season Schedule
Friday, February 18
6:00pm AEDT — Sydney Roosters vs. Canberra Raiders at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
8:00pm AEDT — Wests Tigers vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Saturday, February 19
4:00pm AEDT — Melbourne Storm vs. Warriors at Casey Fields, Melbourne
5:00pm AEST (6:00pm AEDT) — North Queensland Cowboys vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs at Barlow Park, Cairns
7:00pm AEST (8:00pm AEDT) — Gold Coast Titans vs. Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Sunday, February 20
4:00pm — Penrith Panthers vs. Cronulla Sharks at CommBank Stadium, Sydney
6:00pm — Parramatta Eels vs. St George Illawarra Dragons at CommBank Stadium
Monday, February 21
7:00pm — Newcastle Knights vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Friday, February 25
6:00pm — Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Canberra Raiders at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
8:00pm — Sydney Roosters vs. Wests Tigers at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Saturday, February 26
2:00pm AEST (3:00pm AEDT) — Warriors vs. Gold Coast Titans at Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
5:00pm — Penrith Panthers vs. Parramatta Eels at BlueBet Stadium, Penrith
7:00pm — South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. St George Illawarra Dragons at Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee
8:00pm AEST (9:00pm AEDT) — North Queensland Cowboys vs. Brisbane Broncos at BB Print Stadium, Mackay
Sunday, February 27
5:45pm — Melbourne Storm vs. Newcastle Knights at Mars Stadium, Wendouree
Monday, February 28
7:00pm — Cronulla Sharks vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at PointsBet Stadium, Cronulla