2021 Draw

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  1. greenBV4

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    Also I don't know what I thought Ballina had but turns out its not much better than Grafton's offering

    regardless a rotating game between Lismore and Coffs each year from the Titans would be great for them to engage their North Coast catchement, if the councils were to offer incentive.
     
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  2. blue bags

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    Sunshine Coast storm, and new Melbourne club, Melbourne buccaneers ;)
     
  3. blue bags

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    great work, but you mean rabbits, eagles
     
  4. blue bags

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    its Sydney roosters , Melbourne storm ;)
     
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  5. Smug Panther

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    Another easy one for Penrith no doubt
     
  6. Valheru

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  7. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I understand it to be Nov 30 which is next Monday. Could be delayed though who knows
     
  8. Twizzle

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    Eels members receiving the 2021 draw this Friday according to the Eels office..
     
  9. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    'Everyone is hopeful': NRL plan to let Warriors host games at Auckland in 2021

    The Warriors will have all home games in 2021 scheduled for Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium and could play clusters of matches in New Zealand at the beginning and end of the season as they await the release of the NRL draw later this week.

    On the brink of a pivotal fortnight which will determine when coach Nathan Brown will be able to finally bring his full playing squad together, the Warriors are edging towards playing their first match in New Zealand for almost two years.

    One of the biggest questions surrounds where the Warriors will be scheduled to play their home games, but the NRL is planning on releasing a fixture list which allows for matches at their traditional home.

    Whether that becomes a reality will depend on the border situation, with a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand still yet to open.

    But the ability to transfer timeslots from New Zealand local time will fit easier within the NRL's broadcast schedule should they be forced to play home matches on Australian soil, rather than vice versa.

    For example, if the Warriors were to have home games scheduled in Australia at an 8pm timeslot on Friday or 7.30pm on Saturday night, and were then allowed to return to New Zealand, the matches would be played at times unpalatable for their local market.

    "If they constructed it on the basis that we're in Australia, the timeslots wouldn't work out if we could come back and play in New Zealand," Warriors chief executive Cameron George said. "At the end of the day, we're going to have to live with what we get.

    "Everyone is hopeful of having a few games [at home in New Zealand] early and a few games late. Maybe we can have a few home games to start with, alternatively if we aren't here it would be great to have a few home games at the back end of the season because we're more of a chance of being back in New Zealand then."

    Suggestions the Warriors should be allowed to play every match at home as a goodwill gesture for their sacrifice in keeping the 2020 competition alive won't be realised given the other 15 NRL clubs have commitments with various venues.

    Brown spent two weeks in quarantine in New Zealand before taking charge of pre-season training last week, while a small group of Australian-based players has started their summer conditioning in Kiama on the NSW south coast. The entire squad is not expected to come together until January.

    'It's one thing to have borders open, but the most important thing is to have confidence they're going to stay open.'
    - Cameron George

    The situation has again provided a logistical conundrum for the Warriors, who are closely monitoring border control from the New Zealand government in the lead-up to Christmas before deciding where they will continue their pre-season in 2021.

    "It's one thing to have borders open, but the most important thing is to have confidence they're going to stay open because if they don't, that is when you get stuck," George said. "The next couple of weeks are important to us."

    The Warriors have formed a partnership with the Redcliffe Dolphins, allowing the club to send fringe players to the Queensland Cup for valuable game time in 2021. They could use Redcliffe as an Australian base if they are again forced to relocate to Australia, or return to the Central Coast where they played out of Gosford.

    Brown has added key recruits Addin Fonua-Blake and Bayley Sironen on long term deals in recent months to complement the additions of Ben Murdoch-Masila, Kane Evans and Euan Aitken.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/ev...ames-at-auckland-in-2021-20201123-p56h53.html
     
  10. Tiger Shark

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    Sharks were meant to play a game at Sunshine Coast this year before Covid fugged everything.

    I imagine that will be in the schedule for next year.
     
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    Yes they are, plus it will also be home game for the Brisbane game when all teams are meant to play there for that magic weekend and are looking at another home game in NSW country. The less we play at Kogarah the better so it seems.
     
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    The Telegraph has released the round 1 fixtures for the 2021 season
    Thurs - Storm v Rabbitohs
    Fri - Knights v Bulldogs
    Fri - Broncos v Eels
    Sat - Warriors v Titans
    Sat - Roosters v Manly
    Sat - Panthers v Cowboys
    Sun - Raiders v Tigers
    Sun - Sharks v Dragons
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    https://t.co/oD1VWDrbjQ
     
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    Good to see a high performing team like the Broncos get the premium time slot for round 1.

    Well deserved.
     
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    Good to see Canberra getting a FTA home game first up.
     
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    Broncos still get the premium fixture time for the round lol.

    I'm sure we all look forward to seeing their spoon defence.
     
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    It’s good see three games on Anzac Day, although I would’ve loved to have seen a QLD team get a crack at hosting one. Oh well. At least Brisbane get Friday night games, gotta love the salt that comes from that.

    hopefully three Good Friday games as well.
     
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    Where's ya Buccaneers?

    On me buccanead.
     
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