2020 NRL draw

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  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    2020 NRL Draw in full - visit https://bit.ly/2020NRLDraw

    Forum thread with crowd stats - https://forums.leagueunlimited.com/threads/2020-draw-results-crowd-stats.478500/

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    Trial matches:

    Friday 14 & Saturday 15 February 2020

    NRL Nines
    Optus Stadium, Perth

    Friday kickoff: 4:05pm AWST
    Saturday kickoff: 11:10am AWST

    Saturday 22 February 2020

    NRL ALL STARS
    Womens Indigenous All Stars v Women's Maori Ferns
    Men's Indigenous All Stars v Men's Maori Kiwis
    Venue: Cbus Super Stadium

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Venue: Oil Search National Football Stadium, Port Moresby

    North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos
    Venue: Barlow Park, Cairns

    Warriors v Melbourne Storm
    Venue: Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North

    Saturday 29 February 2020

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Canberra Raiders
    Venue: Port Macquarie Regional Stadium

    CHARITY SHIELD
    St George Illawarra Dragons
    v South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Venue: Glen Willow Regional Stadium, Mudgee

    Sunday 1 March 2020

    Warriors v Wests Tigers
    Venue: Rotorua International Stadium


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    12 Jun
    - Rabbitohs to play at Bankwest, Sunshine Coast, Gosford while ANZ is redeveloped: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2...etter-about-the-redevelopment-of-anz-stadium/

    Will we play at ANZ Stadium at all in 2020?

    To create as little disruption to our Members and their regular seating, we will be lobbying the NRL to provide us with as many home games at ANZ Stadium in the first 15 rounds of the 2020 season as possible. We know you like to sit in your allocated seats at ANZ Stadium, with your family and friends around you, supporting the team in the company of other passionate Members. We will be doing everything we can to ensure that it remains that way for the majority of home games in 2020.

    What happens next season when the redevelopment of ANZ Stadium starts?

    The timing of the commencement of works means that all tenants of ANZ Stadium need to find a new home ground after approximately round 15 of the 2020 season. For the final rounds of the 2020 season we will need to play home games at an alternate stadium, or stadia, depending on the final 2020 NRL Draw.

    We will therefore play any remaining Sydney home games over those final seven rounds at Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, just a short distance from ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park. We will again be pushing for the first home game at Bankwest Stadium to be a blockbuster - to kick off our new tenancy with a massive crowd, and the unique atmosphere our Rabbitohs Members and fans create.

    We will also be requesting the NRL schedule our regional home games on the Sunshine Coast and Central Coast, in the back end of the season when ANZ Stadium is unavailable.


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    23 Jul
    - Bulldogs to move games to Bankwest Stadium and Perth: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/22/bulldogs-to-move-games-to-bankwest-stadium-and-perth/

    Canterbury CEO Andrew Hill has announced that the Bulldogs will move home games to Bankwest Stadium during the redevelopment of ANZ Stadium, while the club has also signed a three-year deal to play an annual match in Perth.

    With work on ANZ Stadium due to start after next year’s State of Origin match in Sydney, the Bulldogs will seek to stage as many home games as possible before builders move in and have struck an agreement to play at Bankwest Stadium from then on.

    The deal makes Canterbury the fourth NRL club to call the new Bankwest Stadium home after Parramatta, Wests Tigers and South Sydney.

    As a result, the Bulldogs will play 10 home matches in Sydney next season, with the club's allocation of games to comprise:

    A second and final year as the home side in Brisbane as part of Magic Round;
    One home match at Canterbury's spiritual ground at Belmore Oval, and;
    Any additional home matches in Sydney that take place after the start of the ANZ Stadium re-development to be played at Bankwest Stadium.

    In addition, have agreed to make Perth’s HBF Park their home ground for three games over the next three years.


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    6 Aug
    - Roosters to take home games to Perth from 2020: https://www.roosters.com.au/news/2019/08/06/roosters-to-take-home-games-to-perth-from-2020/

    The Sydney Roosters have today announced that the Club will host three home games in Perth from 2020 to 2022.

    There will be one NRL Telstra Premiership match contested per season at HBF Park, which is a perfect ground to watch rugby league in Western Australia.


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    19 Aug
    - State of Origin dates announced (NRL.com): https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/08/19/2020-state-of-origin-scheduled-announced/

    Adelaide Oval will kick off the 2020 State of Origin series with Sydney hosting the second game on a Sunday and Suncorp Stadium the venue for the finale.

    ARL Commission chairman Peter Beattie and South Australian premier Steven Marshall announced the Adelaide match in the South Australian capital on Monday.

    Following on from the success of Perth's Optus Stadium hosting Origin II this year, Beattie believes the June 3 fixture at Adelaide will be another high point on the NRL calendar in 2020.

    Game two of the series will be in Sydney on June 21 before the final match is played in Brisbane on July 8.


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    2 Sep
    - Full season scheduling to stay (NRL.com): https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/09/02/full-season-scheduling-to-stay-as-nrl-finalises-2020-draw/

    NRL head of football Graham Annesley said he hadn’t been involved in the discussions but insisted there would be no change to the draw which was announced on October 25 last year.

    Annesley said the NRL was working towards releasing the 2020 draw about the same time this year and would not revert to a previous scheduling agreement which enabled broadcasters to select matches in the final six weeks of the season.

    “But the over-riding effect is that probably some time in October the NRL will be delivering a full-season draw for the 2020 season.”


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    18 Sep - Sharks to play 11 games at Kogarah, 1 at Sunshine Coast Stadium in QLD (NRL.com): https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/09/18/sharks-moving-to-kogarah-for-2020-home-games/

    Sharks fans have been reassured Netstrata Jubilee Stadium will not look "anything like a Dragons stadium when Cronulla play there next year.

    After consultation with Sharks members, the Cronulla board has chosen Netstrata Jubilee Stadium for 11 of its home games next season.

    Henson Park was looked at, as was Darwin, Wollongong, Bankwest Stadium, and even overseas prior to the decision being made to play all but one home fixture at the home ground of St George Illawarra.

    The 12th home game will be at Sunshine Coast Stadium in Queensland, where the Rabbitohs hosted the Warriors in round five this year.

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    20 Sep - Dragons drop Mudgee as premiership venue, split will be 6 WIN, 5 Kogarah, 1 SCG: https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/09/20/dragons-announce-2020-home-venue-structure/

    The St George Illawarra Dragons have today announced their home game venue structure for the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

    St George Illawarra will split their home game allocation evenly between Wollongong and Sydney with WIN Stadium to host six games and Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah to host five games in addition to the Dragons' traditional Anzac Day clash against the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

    Other than the Dragons' home game against the Roosters on Anzac Day, the exact details of opponents and days played, as well as venue availability, won't be determined until the NRL draw is released later this year.

    Mudgee's Glen Willow Stadium and the Central West of New South Wales will still play an important role in the Dragons' 2020 campaign with the annual Charity Shield against the South Sydney Rabbitohs set down for the pre-season.
     
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  2. steeden.

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    Henson Park, even for only one game, would have been incredible!
     
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  3. Diesel

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    Great for WA fans to have Bulldogs & Roosters games played in Perth, with Souths also potentially playing a home game too
     
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    No Perth indicated for Souths, only SC and CC.
     
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  5. Diesel

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    My bad. Still good to spread the footprint of the game to places which don’t see much NRL action.
    I would’ve thought this was the perfect opportunity for the Sharks to get new fans but appears they are looking after their current ones
     
  6. Captain Apollo

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    Mate it has zero corporate facilities, and the "media" facilities are even worse. I can't see the NRL allowing any matches to be scheduled there and I doubt any club would want to take one there.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    Perth's line up for next year, all to be played at HBF Park.

    NRL Nines pre season
    Rosters x 1
    Bulldogs x 1

    I'm hearing there is still a chance we may get another game.
     
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    Sharks taking a game to the sunshine coast
     
  9. Timmah

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    Literally in the opening post of thread :joy:
     
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    Both Channel 9 and Fox Sports have broadcasted Canterbury Cup games from Henson Park, so its not like they can't pull together a TV quality broadcast at the venue.

    Honestly, I think it would be an idea worth pursuing for one club. Take a game which is an absolute dud to sell, like Roosters v Titans, schedule it for the 3pm Saturday time-slot and take it to the venue. Provided the weather doesn't turn horrible (always a risk), the 'novelty' of the match would see well over 10,000 there.

    As for corporates, it wouldn't be the first time corporates have been okay with a game being taken to a venue with minimal or dated facilities. For a one off, and the fact it would generate plenty of positive media, would make most sponsors supportive.

    The reality is, the main reason why a game would never be taken there is simply there is no upfront cash for a club. Beyond the standard 10 - 12 games teams play at their normal home venue, most 'sell off' the remaining fixtures and attract decent underwrites. No one would pay to move a game to Henson, so whilst there could be crowd, community engagement and marketing opportunities, no NRL club would dare consider it.
     
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    if there is no money it why would they? Seems to be a lot of down sides and very little up side beyond some misplaced nostalgia. There's a park at the bottom of my road, no facilities and wouldn't hold many but more than welcome to come and play there!
     
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    Corporates and cost would be the chief reasons it would fail, to be honest.
     
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    Also there would be more than just Channel 9 there if it was an NRL game. You'd have radio reports/commentators, members of the press as well as TV crews to accommodate. In fact if it was a Channel 9 game you would probably have multiple TV commentary crews to accommodate. The facilities at Henson Park just would not cope, which is why, as you've said Timmah, the cost would rise a lot as they'd need temporary structures to do that which means increased cost. Then of course, as you asserted, the corporate component would need to be addressed.
     
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    Just set the media up on the sideline.
    Couldn't cost much to hire some tables and chairs, and run a few extension cords out there.

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    Nice to see an even split between the 'Gong and Sydney. 6 games each, one of the Sydney games at SCG.

    Would be good of them to play more games down south though.. they already have a lot of 'away' games in Sydney against other Sydney clubs, and Illawarra deserve a team of (at *least* mostly) their own.
     
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    Dragons and Broncos will be away teams at the Magic Round. Would’ve thought the Sharks playing a home game at Suncorp on Magic weekend would’ve been a no brainer with no games at Shark Park
     
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    Not sure there's going to be any change to the home sides for 2020 - Manly, Roosters, Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Storm, Warriors, Titans and Wests Tigers.
     
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    You could be right, Warriors membership for 2020 says there is 10 games at Mt Smart, one in Wellington and the Magic Round
     
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    * NRL Perth Nines expected to be the weekend of 14th-15th February (for those who love their footy!).

    * NRL 2020 draw to be released mid-late October (probably about the same as last year).
     
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