All You Need to Know for Your NRL Team

All You Need to Know for Your NRL Team

The 2019 NRL draw is out and features exciting innovations. Here’s all you need to about each of the 16 teams that are striving to snatch the Telstra Premiership title from Roosters next October.

These are three questions everyone including rugby analysts are trying to crack- Will Roosters defend the title? Which teams will drop out of the NRL top 8? And which also-rans will surprise the league to become premiership contenders? Well, if you have been thinking about this, then you need to check out the NRL draw.

The 2019 NRL draw is out and features exciting innovations. Here’s all you need to about each of the 16 teams that are striving to snatch the Telstra Premiership title from Roosters next October. For the fans of NRL, we have rounded up key points that you need to know about all the 16 sides contending for the 2019 NRL premiers. Check out your team here:

  1. Brisbane Broncos

Teams they play twice: Roosters, Rabbitohs, Warriors, Storm, Cowboys, Titans, Eels, Bulldogs, Sharks

Teams they play once: Raiders, Knights, Panthers, Dragons, Wests Tigers, Sea Eagles

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 7, Friday – 7, Saturday – 7, Sunday – 3

Kick-Off Matches: Broncos will kick-off their 2019 Telstra Premiership with tough opening matches. They will take on three teams that were in the 2018 finals in the first month. The pool will include both grand final teams. They will kick off the Telstra Premiership with a trip to Melbourne followed by two home games against Cowboys and Dragons before traveling to crush with the Roosters.

Toughest Stretch: Rounds 1 -4 will be the toughest stretch for the Broncos according to 2019 Telstra Premiership draw. Kicking off the season with an away match with the Storm followed and a crush with premiers, the Roosters in round 4. Note that Cowboys (R2) and Dragons (R3) also features in the 2018 NRL finals. Therefore, this will be a tough stretch for the team in 2019 NRL premiership.

  1. Canberra Raiders

Teams they play twice: Eels, Wests Tigers, Sea Eagles, Storm, Cowboys, Panthers, Roosters, Sharks, and Warriors.

rugby in actionTeams they play once: Knights, Dragons, Broncos, Titans, Rabbitohs, and Bulldogs.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 1, Friday – 4, Saturday – 9, Sunday -10.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 2, Rd 20)

Kick-Off Matches: From the 2019 NRL draw, The Raiders will a good start for the 2019 Telstra Premiership. They will kick off the season with a couple of teams that pose no serious challenge in the first two rounds that is the Titans and the Storm. In round 3, they will host the Knights before taking a trip to 1300SMILES Stadium for a face-off Cowboys.

Toughest Stretch: Rounds 19 – 22 will be the toughest stretch for the Raiders. They will be meeting with two of the last year’s finalists, the Warriors, and Panthers. With just a five-day turnaround to recover from Panther’s match, they will meet the Warriors followed by the Roosters’ game. In round 22, they will travel to face another grand final team, the storm. It’s stretch to watch.

  1. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Teams they play twice: Wests Tigers, Storm, Eels, Dragons, Knights, Roosters, Broncos, Rabbitohs, and Cowboys.

Teams they play once: Sea Eagles, Warriors, Raiders, Sharks, Titans, and Panthers.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 3, Friday – 3, Saturday – 9, Sunday – 8, Monday -1.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 6, Rd 23)

Kick-Off Matches: The dogs are in for a fierce fight during their first month of the 2019 NRL premiership campaign. From the 2019 NRL draw, they will with a trip crush with the Warriors, then host Eels in round 2. They will take another trip to face the Tigers followed by another trip play with Storm.

Toughest Stretch: Round 12 to 15 form the toughest stretch for the Bulldogs from 2019 Telstra Premiership draw. Round 12 will start with a sort of a rematch against Canberra, a team that punished them ruthlessly in 2018. All the next three matches will be against the Dragons, Roosters and the Sharks which are potential top-eight teams 2019.

  1. Cronulla Sharks 2019 NRL draw

Teams they play twice: Warriors, Cowboys, Panthers, Titans, Broncos, Eels, Storm, Dragons, and Raiders.

Teams they play once: Roosters, Rabbitohs, Knights, Wests Tigers Sea Eagles, and Bulldogs.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 4, Friday – 4, Saturday – 7, Sunday – 7.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 6, Rd 14)

Kick-off Matches: From the 2019 NRL draw, Sharks will have a relatively easy start of the 2019 Telstra Premiership campaign. With all the first four matches against teams that missed out on 2018 season’s playoffs. Therefore, no serious challenge. However, the fact they have three away matches can complicate things.

Toughest Stretch: From 2019 Telstra Premiership draw, the toughest league stretch is between round 16 and 22. The sharks will have tough seven-week stretch which will feature six of the top eight teams in 2018 season. They include Broncos, Storm, Warriors, Rabbitohs, Panthers, and Dragons. The list will also include Cowboys who are bouncing back to the Telstra Premiership.

  1. Gold Coast Titans

Teams they play twice: Warriors, Panthers, Sharks, Sea Eagles, Broncos, Knights, Cowboys, Storm, and Dragons.

field gameTeams they play once: Rabbitohs, Roosters, Raiders, Eels, Tigers, Bulldogs.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 1, Friday – 7, Saturday – 8, Sunday – 8.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 4, Rd 14)

Kick-off Matches: The first month will not be a walk in the park for the Titans. They will kick off their Telstra Premiership campaign by hosting Raiders before hitting the road for the next three away matches against 2018 final teams- Sharks, Rabbitohs, and Warriors respectively.

Toughest League Stretch: Round 17 to 21 is expected to be the toughest stretch for the Titans. The stretch starts with a visit to Panthers Stadium before they host the Storm. After crushing with the Storm, they will welcome the Broncos before visiting Roosters in round 20. In round 21, they will take a trip to Jubilee Oval to lock horns with the Dragons.

  1. Manly Sea Eagles

Teams they play twice: Warriors, Dragons, Wests Tigers, Raiders, Titans, Eels, Rabbitohs, Knights, Storm.

Teams they play once: Bulldogs, Sharks, Panthers, Broncos, Cowboys, Roosters.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 2, Friday – 4, Saturday – 13, Sunday -5.

Five-day turnarounds: 1 (Rd 11)

Kick Off: The first month of 2019 NRL premiership campaign will be a little bit of a challenge since three matched of the four rounds are against 2018 playoff teams. They will start with a road trip to Tigers before locking horns with Roosters at Lottoland. They will then host Warriors for rounds before crushing with Rabbitohs at Lottoland.

Toughest League Stretch: Round 2- 6 forms the toughest stretch in the Manly Sea Eagles 2019 NRL season draw. In round 2, they host 2018 premiers, the Roosters, before taking a road trip to Christchurch to play with worriers. In R4, they host Rabbitohs before visiting Knights followed by another trip to lock horns with the Dragons in round 6.

  1. Melbourne Storm

Teams they play twice: Bulldogs, Warriors, Cowboys, Broncos, Raiders, Roosters, Sharks, Titans, Sea Eagles.

Teams they play once: Panthers, Rabbitohs. Eels, Knights, Wests Tigers, Dragons,

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – Four, Friday – Seven, Saturday – Eight, Sunday – Five.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 5, Rd 10)

Kick-off Matches: Storm open their 2019 NRL Premiership campaign at home with Brisbane followed by two trips to play Canberra and Penrith. In round 4, they host Canterbury at Victoria.

Toughest League Stretch: Round 13-17 is the tough stretch for the Storms. In round 12, as they come out of State of Origin match series, they will meet tough four teams on the NRL ladder. Round 13 and 14, they host Warriors and Knights respectively followed by a trip to Roosters before playing Dragon.

  1. Newcastle Knights

Teams they play twice: Dragons, Bulldogs, Sea Eagles, Panthers, Titans, Warriors, Roosters, Eels, Wests Tigers.

league playoffsTeams they play once: Raiders, Cowboys Rabbitohs, Sharks, Storm, Broncos.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – o, Friday – 6, Saturday – 12, Sunday – 6.

Five-day turnarounds: 1 (Rd 11)

Kick-off Matches: Knights have a smooth start of the 2019 Telstra Premiership playing the three of the four matches at home. However, all three games are against 2018 semi-finalists. They host Sharks followed by Panthers and a trip to meet Raiders before hosting Dragons.

Toughest League Stretch: Round 8 -11 is the toughest stretch of the league for Knights as they face last season’s top sides. That according to 2019 NRL draw as released. What makes the stretch tricky is because of the three are away matches. Round 8 they travel to Warriors followed by a trip to face Bulldogs before traveling to meet the Dragon in R10. In round eleven, they host Roosters.

  1. New Zealand Warriors

Teams they play twice: Titans, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles, Storm, Knights, Sharks, Raiders Panthers, Broncos.

Teams they play once: Wests Tigers, Cowboys, Bulldogs, Dragons, Roosters, Eels.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 1, Friday – 7, Saturday – 12, Sunday – 4.

Five-day turnarounds: 1 (Rd 7)

Kick-off Matches: Warriors have a chance for an early momentum with their first four matches according to the released 2019 NRL draw. They will kick off 2019 Telstra Premiership by hosting Bulldogs followed by a trip to face tigers before traveling to meet Manly. The fourth match will be against Titan at home. The four teams never made it to top-eight.

Toughest League Stretch:  Rounds 22-25 are the toughest got Warriors in the 2019 Telstra Premiership. From the 2019 RNL draw, R22 they start with a trip to face Roosters followed another away match with Sharks. Round 24, they host Rabbitohs before traveling to lock horns with Raiders at GIO Stadium.

  1. North Queensland Cowboys

Teams they play twice: Broncos, Sharks, Dragons, Raiders, Storm, Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs, Titans.

Teams they play once: Knights, Eels, Sea Eagles, Warriors, Roosters, Panthers.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 4, Friday – 8, Saturday – 9, Sunday – 3.

Five-day turnarounds: 1 (Rd 19)

Kick-off Matches: The Cowboys have a good of the 2019 NRL premiership with three of the four matches at home. They start by hosting Dragons followed by a trip to face Broncos. In rounds 3 and 4, they play Sharks and raiders, respectively, at home. They have a chance for early momentum in 2019 Telstra Premiership if they play like last season.

Toughest league stretch: Rounds 17-22 forms the toughest stretch for boys as per the 2019 NRL premierships. They will kick off round 17 with a trip to face Roosters followed by a home match with Rabbitohs. In round 19, they travel to meet Shark followed by a trip to face the Tigers sider before hosting Broncos. Round 22 they face the arch rivals, the Brisbane Knights at home.

  1. Parramatta Eels

Teams they play twice: Wests Tigers, Sharks, Raiders, Knights, Panthers, Bulldogs, Dragons, Broncos, Sea Eagles.

Teams they play once: Storm, Cowboys, Roosters, Rabbitohs, Warriors, Titans.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 2, Friday – 5, Saturday – 8, Sunday – 8, Monday – 1.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 3, Rd 11)

Kick-off matches: Being last season’s wooden spooners, Eels have a lot to prove. However, they will start the season with first two away games before returning home the remaining two matches. Round one is a trip to Panthers followed by a trip to meet Bulldogs. Rounds 3-4 they host Roosters and Sharks respectively.

Toughest League stretch: Rounds 9-14 are the toughest for the Eels according to 2019 RNL Draw. Round 9 is trip to face Storm followed by an away crush with Cowboys before hosting Panthers and Rabittohs respectively. They then travel to meet Sharks in round 13 before returning home to lock horns with Broncos.

  1. Penrith Panthers 2019 NRL draw

Teams they play twice: Knights, Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, Eels, Titans, Raiders, Warriors, Roosters, Sharks.

Teams they play once: Broncos, Storm, Dragons, Bulldogs, Sea Eagles, Cowboys.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 3, Friday – 10, Saturday – 6, Sunday – 5.

Five-day turnarounds: 0.

Kick-off Matches: Panthers have an opportunity to start the 2019 NRL Premiership season with good momentum. They have three of the four matches at homes, and three of the teams never made it 2018 playoffs. Panther will kick off the season on home turf against Eel followed by a trip meat Knights. They will then return home in round 3 and 4 to crush with Storm and Tigers respectively.

Toughest League Stretch: Rounds 5-9 are the toughest for Panthers in Telstra Premiers 2019. According to 2019 NRL Draw, they have four out of the five matches away. They will start round five with a trip to face Titan, followed by Sharks before returning home to crush with Rabbitohs. They will take another trip to meet the Raiders followed by another away match with Tigers in round 9.

  1. St George Illawarra Dragons

Teams they play twice: Sea Eagles, Cowboys, Bulldogs, Roosters, Eels, Sharks, Titans, Rabbitohs, Knights.

Teams they play once: Raiders, Broncos, Warriors, Storm, Wests Tigers, Panthers.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 4, Friday – 3, Saturday – 6, Sunday – 10, Monday-1.

Five-day turnarounds: 3 (Rd 2, Rd 7, Rd 18)

Kick-off Matches: from their 2019 NRL draw, Dragons have only one home match in the opening month is 2019 Telstra Premiership. That makes it a little bit difficult for the Dragons. They are starting with a trip to face Cowboys followed by a crush at home with Rabbitohs. The remaining two matches, against Bronco and Knight, will also be played away at opponent home turf.

Toughest stretch: Rounds 7-11 will be the toughest for the Dragon in 2019 NRL premierships. They will have four of the matches from round seven away from their home venue. They kick off with a trip to face Roosters, Eels, and Warriors before technically play an away match with Knights. In round 11, play Sharks on home turf.

  1. South Sydney Rabbitohs

Teams they play twice: Dragons, Panthers, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Warriors, Bulldogs, Wests Tigers Broncos, Cowboys.

Teams they play once: Knights, Titans, Raiders, Eels, Sharks, Storm.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 4, Friday – 8, Saturday – 9, Sunday-3.

Five-day turnarounds: 0.

Kick-off: The first month of 2019 Telstra Premierships maybe a little bit tricky. According to 2019 RNL draw, they have three of the four matches away. They will kick off with a trip to face their traditional rivals, the Roosters followed by Dragon before returning home for a crush with Titans. The last of the match of the first month is trip to face Manly Sea Eagles.

Toughest League Stretch: Rounds 18-24 is the toughest period for Rabbits according to 2019 Telstra Premiership draw. The stretch kicks off with a trip to face Cowboys followed by a home match against Dragon before another trip to meet Sharks. In round 21, they host Storm followed by Bulldogs before taking a trip to crush with Broncos at Suncorp. The 24th round will also be an away match against the Warriors.

  1. Sydney Roosters

Teams they play twice: Wests Tigers, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Raiders, Knights, Panthers, Bulldogs, Broncos, Storm.

Teams they play once: Titans, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Cowboys, Warriors, Eels.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 3, Friday – 7, Saturday – 6, Sunday -8.

Five-day turnarounds: 2 (Rd 10, Rd 25)

Kick-off: The Roosters are looking forward to becoming the first team in NRL league to defend the title. They have a good start with two of the four-team having finished 2018 NRL league at the bottom of the ladder. They will kick off the 2019 Telstra Premiership with a home match against Rabbitohs followed by a trip to face Manly. In round 3, they will visit the 2018 wooden spooners, Eels, before returning home to crush with Broncos.

Toughest Stretch: From the 2019 NRL draw, rounds 4-8 are the ones that will determine if the Roosters have a chance to defend the title. The will kick off with a home match against Broncos- a team that beat them twice in 2018 NRL premierships. They will then travel to meet Shark and Storm in rounds five and six before to home games against Dragons and Tiger. Note that Tiger gave the Rooster a run for their money last season.

  1. Wests Tigers

Teams they play twice: Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Panthers, Sea Eagles, Eels, Raiders, Cowboys, Knights, Roosters.

Teams they play once: Dragons, Warriors, Titans, Storm, Sharks, Broncos.

Day-by-day breakdown: Thursday – 5, Friday – 6, Saturday – 7, Sunday – 5, Monday – 1.

Five-day turnarounds: 3 (Rd 4, Rd 7, Rd 22)

Kick-off: The Wests Tigers will play their first three matches at home in 2019. So they have better chances of performing well in the first month. According to 2019 NRL draw, they will kick off the season by hosting Sea Eagles, Warriors, and Bulldogs. It is only in round 4 that they will take a trip to face Panthers.

Toughest stretch: Rounds 7-11 are the toughest for the Tigers. The end of this stretch will give the team a pretty good idea of their potential to hit the finals. They have four straight matches after clearing with visiting Titan in round 7. They include an away game with the Roosters followed by the visiting Panthers before traveling again meet Storm and finish at Rabbitohs’ home turf. That is how their 2019 NRL draw looks like.

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