Here is all you need to know about the St George Illawarra Dragons 2022 Telstra Premiership draw.
Teams they play twice
Rabbitohs, Roosters, Titans, Sharks, Raiders, Warriors, Wests Tigers, Broncos, Cowboys
Teams they play once
Storm, Panthers, Sea Eagles, Eels, Knights, Bulldogs
Thursday 2; Friday 3; Saturday 7; Sunday 11; Monday 1.
The Dragons start their campaign against the Warriors on the Sunshine Coast before home games against the Panthers and Sharks then the Eels away. It's a tricky start but if they can manage two wins from four that will provide a reasonable platform to build their season.
That round four trip to CommBank Stadium kicks off a tough month against four of last year's top eight, with the Rabbitohs (away), Knights (home) then Roosters (away) in wait. In fact a home game against Tigers in round eight is then immediately followed by a trip to Melbourne, meaning even two wins from the six games from round four will be an achievement.
Top 10 tries for 2021: Dragons
Make it count
After some tough games through the Origin period, the Dragons have a chance to go on a bit of a late-season run with six straight opponents who finished eighth or lower in 2021 to cap off their season, starting with the Cowboys in Kogarah.
Storyline to watch
Has Anthony Griffin produced a masterstroke by recruiting a number of experienced players to come in and guide the likes of Talatau Amone, Tyrell Sloan and Jayden Sullivan? Or will Father Time catch up with George Burgess, Moses Mbye and Aaron Woods and dull their impact as the gruelling season rolls on?