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Here is all you need to know about the Sydney Roosters' 2022 Telstra Premiership draw.

The Lowdown

Teams they play twice

Storm, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles, Eels, Knights, Dragons, Broncos, Cowboys

Teams they play once

Titans, Sharks, Raiders, Warriors, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs

Day-by-day breakdown

Thursday 2; Friday 7; Saturday 10; Sunday 4; Monday 1.

Opening month

The Roosters host the Knights to start their season before taking a home game against Manly to Gosford, taking on Souths at Stadium Australia then flying to Townsville in round four. There are no easy games to start and two of those are serious challenges.

Top 10 tries for 2021: Roosters

Toughest stretch

Trent Robinson will know what sort of team he's got by the end of the Origin period. From the time the Roosters take on the Eels in round 10 (with a return bout in round 15) plus the Panthers twice in rounds 11 and 16, plus the Storm in round 14 and a trip to Canberra minus their Origin starts in round 13, the seven games from round 10 present a true test.

Make it count

Things loosen up a bit coming out of Origin. They only have two top-eight opponents in six rounds, with four home games, with the Dragons, Knights, Sea Eagles, Broncos, Cowboys and Tigers handing the Roosters a golden chance to bank some wins ahead of a tricky final fortnight before the finals.

The best of James Tedesco in 2021

Storyline to watch

A new dawn beckons for the Tricolours after a 2021 campaign cruelled by injury, suspension and the retirement of three senior statesmen. The return of Luke Keary is key for the Roosters to get back into the top-four frame with a wealth of youth coming through the club’s system, along with the return of livewire utility Connor Watson. If Keary is anywhere near his best he can have the Roosters in the mix when things gets serious next September.

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