Perth, Hobart & NZ all to host trials in 2012

The road to Telstra Premiership glory in 2012 will kick-off from January 28 in an exciting pre-season that features 27 matches across four states and three countries.

While the third Harvey Norman All Stars clash on February 4 on the Gold Coast between the Indigenous All Stars and NRL All Stars will mark the official launch of the 2012 Telstra Premiership season, an action-packed pre-season featuring the Charity Shield, Foundation Cup, Mercury Challenge, Stockland Trophy, Battle of the West Cup and World Club Challenge Final will give members and fans plenty to cheer.

Perth, Hobart, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Burleigh, Mackay, Wagga Wagga, Muswellbrook, Albury and Gosford – as well as traditional Sydney venues including Redfern Oval, Belmore and Leichhardt Oval  - are among the centres that will host pre-season matches ahead of the start of the Telstra Premiership on Thursday, March 1.

The 2012 program of trial matches includes:

Trial Schedule NRL

Date

Home Team

Away Team

Venue

28th January

Rabbitohs

Warrington

Redfern Oval

       

3rd February

Sharks

Manly

Toyota Stadium

3rd February

Panthers

Ipswich Jets

Ipswich

3rd/4th/5th Feb

Knights

Newcastle Rep Squad

Newcastle (TBC)

4th February

Tigers

Southern Stingrays

Campbelltown

4th February

Cowboys

Broncos

Dolphin Oval Redcliffe

4th February

Warriors

Titans

North Harbour Stadium

4th February

Storm

Brisbane Easts

Langlands Park

4th February

Bulldogs

Dragons

WIN Stadium

       

11th February

Rabbits

Warriors

Coffs Harbour

11th February

Eels

Tigers

Bluetongue

11th February

Panthers

Knights

Port Macquarie

11th February

Cowboys

Dragons

Perth

11th February

Broncos

Titans

Pizzey Park, Burleigh

11th February

Raiders

Storm

Lavington, Albury

12th February

Bulldogs

Roosters

Belmore Sports Ground

       

18th February

Sharks

Knights

Muswellbrook

18th February

Rabbitohs

Dragons

ANZ Stadium

18th February

Eels

Panthers

Centrebet Stadium

18th February

Manly

Leeds

Headingley Stadium

18th February

Tigers

Roosters

Leichhardt Oval

18th February

Bulldogs

Raiders

Wagga Wagga

18th February

Cowboys

Titans

Mackay

18th February

Warriors

Sunshine Coast

Toll Stadium, Whangarei

18th February

Broncos

Storm

Hobart