The NRL today released the dates and times of matches for the first five rounds of the competition, with the Broncos and the Cowboys launching the year in Queensland at 7.30pm AEST (8.30pm AEDT).
The Bulldogs, Sharks and Panthers will host the first Super Saturday line-ups, the Titans are at home on Sunday and the Rabbitohs and the Roosters will be at ANZ Stadium for the 3.00pm (AEDT) Sunday game.
Monday night football in 2010 gets underway with the Wests Tigers against the Manly Sea Eagles at the Sydney Football Stadium.
“The scheduling of the first five rounds is a reminder to fans to make sure they’ve signed up as club members for 2010,” NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop said today.
“Christmas is a time for everyone to try and have a bit of a break but the players are already preparing for the year ahead and now the fans will be looking to map out their campaigns for the start of the season.
“The interest we are seeing in the All Stars voting for the match on February 13 underlines just how excited people are waiting for the footy season.
“Already, 29,000 fans have been involved in the voting process for the two teams and the NRL All Stars voting is still gathering pace.
“If anyone is looking for the ultimate Christmas present then it’s hard to look past a club membership.”
The schedule for the first five rounds is:
|Round 1: March 12 - 15|
|Eels vs. Dragons||Parramatta Stadium||Friday 7.35pm||Channel 9|
|Broncos vs. Cowboys||Suncorp Stadium||Friday 7.35pm||Channel 9||(8.35pm Sydney)|
|Bulldogs vs. Knights||ANZ Stadium||Saturday 5.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Sharks vs. Storm||Toyota Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Panthers vs. Raiders||CUA Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Titans vs. Warriors||Skilled Park||Sunday 1.00pm||Fox Sports||(2.00pm Sydney)|
|Rabbitohs vs. Roosters||ANZ Stadium||Sunday 3.00pm||Channel 9|
|Wests Tigers vs. Sea Eagles||Sydney Football Stadium||Monday 7.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Round 2: March 19 - 22|
|Rabbitohs vs. Titans||ANZ Stadium||Friday 8.35pm||Channel 9||(7.35pm Brisbane)|
|Dragons vs. Bulldogs||WIN Stadium||Friday 7.35pm||Channel 9|
|Warriors vs. Sharks||Mt Smart Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports||(5.30pm Sydney)|
|Knights vs. Storm||Energy Australia Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Cowboys vs. Panthers||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Saturday 8.30pm||Fox Sports||(9.30pm Sydney)|
|Eels vs. Sea Eagles||Parramatta Stadium||Sunday 2.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Roosters vs. Wests Tigers||Sydney Football Stadium||Sunday 3.00pm||Channel 9|
|Raiders vs. Broncos||Canberra Stadium||Monday 7.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Round 3: March 26 - 29|
|Wests Tigers vs. Eels||Sydney Football Stadium||Friday 7.35pm||Channel 9|
|Dragons vs. Cowboys||WIN Stadium||Friday 8.35pm||Channel 9||(7.35pm Brisbane)|
|Panthers vs. Storm||CUA Stadium||Saturday 5.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Sea Eagles vs. Knights||Bluetongue Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Titans vs. Raiders||Skilled Park||Saturday 8.30pm||Fox Sports||(9.30pm Sydney)|
|Broncos vs. Warriors||Suncorp Stadium||Sunday 1.00pm||Fox Sports||(2.00pm Sydney)|
|Bulldogs vs. Roosters||ANZ Stadium||Sunday 3.00pm||Channel 9|
|Sharks vs. Rabbitohs||Toyota Stadium||Monday 7.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Round 4 (Easter Weekend): April 2 - 5|
|Roosters vs. Broncos||Sydney Football Stadium||Friday 8.35pm||Channel 9||(7.35pm Brisbane)|
|Storm vs. Dragons||Etihad Stadium||Friday 3.35pm||Channel 9|
|Sharks vs. Eels||Toyota Stadium||Saturday 5.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Cowboys vs. Titans||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Saturday 6.30pm||Fox Sports||(7.30pm Sydney)|
|Warriors vs. Sea Eagles||Mt Smart Stadium||Sunday 4.00pm||Fox Sports||(2.00pm Sydney)|
|Raiders vs. Wests Tigers||Canberra Stadium||Sunday 3.00pm||Channel 9|
|Knights vs. Panthers||Energy Australia Stadium||Monday 4.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Rabbitohs vs. Bulldogs||ANZ Stadium||Monday 7.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Round 5: April 9 - 12|
|Dragons vs. Broncos||WIN Stadium||Friday 7.35pm||Channel 9|
|Titans vs. Storm||Skilled Park||Friday 7.35pm||Channel 9|
|Rabbitohs vs. Knights||Bluetongue Stadium||Saturday 5.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Cowboys vs. Wests Tigers||Dairy Farmers Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Bulldogs vs. Warriors||ANZ Stadium||Saturday 7.30pm||Fox Sports|
|Sea Eagles vs. Sharks||Brookvale Oval||Sunday 2.00pm||Fox Sports|
|Panthers vs. Roosters||CUA Stadium||Sunday 3.00pm||Channel 9|
|Eels vs. Raiders||Parramatta Stadium||Monday 7.00pm||Fox Sports|