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Daily Telegraph is reporting that we will play the Wests Tigers at home in Round 1 2021. Match will be played at 4pm on Sunday 14th March.

It is expected that the full draw will be released tomorrow.

Full Round 1 games

Thurs 11 March
Storm v Rabbitohs

Fri 12 March
Knights v Bulldogs
Broncos v Eels

Sat 13 March
Warriors v Titans
Roosters v Sea Eagles
Panthers v Cowboys

Sun 14 March
Raiders v Tigers
Sharks v Dragons

Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport ... 9493975d61

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 944dca5acf
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At least it's not the GC.

Any hints of sympathy for the Bronco's have already evaporated. Let the beatings continue and Ch9 can telecast every last one of them.
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Let’s not worry too much about the Broncos.

Let’s just dream for a minute - late Sunday afternoon in March, warm day but not too hot and ok by mid afternoon - Canberrans pouring out of their homes to head out Canberra Stadium to meet up with their friends and watch the team they love - hopefully with NO RESTRICTIONS. probably 16-17k rewarding this team that has performed so well over the past two years as we start our campaign to bring home our fourth premiership.

That is my 2021 dream.
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Tigers? What happened to our annual Rnd 1 local derby vs Titans?
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What Bay said..
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Canberra Raiders to return to Wagga Wagga in 2021

The National Rugby League today announced the 2021 NRL Premiership Schedule will include six matches in regional NSW Towns, bringing elite rugby league back to the bush after a COVID-19 impacted season.

The following locations will host games in the Regional Series NRL Telstra Premiership. Teams in brackets will take a home game to the regional centre:

Bathurst (Penrith Panthers)
Wagga Wagga (Canberra Raiders)
Tamworth (Wests Tigers)
Dubbo (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Mudgee (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Coffs Harbour (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks)

Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Peter V'landys AM said rugby league was in the DNA of regional NSW and the Commission would deliver on a promise to bring more elite rugby league to the regions.

"I made a promise to regional NSW that we would take games back to the bush as soon as the competition returned to normality. The infection rate is now zero so we will deliver on that promise and schedule NRL games in six different towns,'' he said.

"Nowhere is rugby league stronger than in our regions. This year COVID meant we were only able to take one game to regional NSW, so we will make good on that with six games next year.

"One of the Commission's major objectives in the next three years is to reinvigorate Country Rugby League. Accordingly there is no better way than to take the game's stars to Country heartland and inspire participation at all levels."

Mr V'landys thanked NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro for his ongoing support of rugby league.

"There's no stronger supporter in government for our game than the Deputy Premier. Without the efforts of John we would not have been able to play this year. His common sense approach procures major outcomes for NSW,'' he said.

"John with his common touch understands how important taking these matches to the bush are and what it means to these communities.

"I also want to thank our six clubs for their commitment to taking a home game to a regional centre."

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said regional NSW had endured an extremely tough few years with prolonged drought, bushfires and now COVID, and these six regionally based NRL games will bring much needed stimulus and entertainment to regional areas.

"There's nothing quite like a game of footy to boost morale and nobody deserves it more than our resilient communities in the regions," Mr Barilaro said.

"Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Tamworth, Dubbo, Mudgee and Coffs will play host to a first grade game in the 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership Schedule which will benefit those towns and surrounding areas beyond measure.

"Many professional NRL players come from regional towns and I'm sure they, and the entire state of NSW, thank the NRL for making this a reality.

"Sydney might be the home of NRL, but the regions are where it was born."

Chair of the NSW Government's NRL Regional Taskforce Dugald Saunders said this is huge news for regional communities across NSW.

"The NRL and the NSW Government have been working closely together to make this happen and today we can officially announce that regional NSW will play host to six games in 2021," Mr Saunders said.

"This is a win for the regions and we hope to expand this by hosting more regionally based NRL games in the future."

The dates and away teams involved in the Regional Series NRL Telstra Premiership will be confirmed in the full schedule release on Thursday (November 26).

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Back to the bush: NRL announces regional venues for 2021 draw: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/11/25/bac ... 2021-draw/
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Hopefully it's on Wagga cup weekend again

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I would be surprised if we are not playing in at least one of those regional matches as the away team in addition to our home game in Wagga.
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Bathurst still gives me the creeps after that Panthers game.

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There’s a subscriber article on CT about Raiders getting more free to air games this year. Has channel nine realised that all your eggs in a **** broncos basket is a **** idea?
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gangrenous wrote:There’s a subscriber article on CT about Raiders getting more free to air games this year. Has channel nine realised that all your eggs in a **** broncos basket is a **** idea?
I'd say Broncos will still get about 18 FTA games.

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Canberra Raiders set to be rewarded with more free-to-air exposure

It's believed the Canberra Raiders will have at least three home games televised on free-to-air in 2021 - beginning with their round one clash against the Wests Tigers - plus a handful more on the road. The Raiders will host the Newcastle Knights in Wagga Wagga on May 8 - the day after the Wagga Gold Cup.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
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Draw to be released at 11am this morning.
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-TW- wrote: November 25, 2020, 2:49 pm Hopefully it's on Wagga cup weekend again

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Excellent will definitely make the trip now

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greeneyed wrote: November 26, 2020, 7:33 am Canberra Raiders set to be rewarded with more free-to-air exposure

It's believed the Canberra Raiders will have at least three home games televised on free-to-air in 2021 - beginning with their round one clash against the Wests Tigers - plus a handful more on the road. The Raiders will host the Newcastle Knights in Wagga Wagga on May 8 - the day after the Wagga Gold Cup.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14280
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Based on the tone of the article we'll probably end up with a bunch of Sunday's for away games and then the 7.30 Saturday FTA slot for the last 5 rounds

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LIVE STREAM: NRL draw announced by CEO Andrew Abdo: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/11/26/202 ... hip-draw-/

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Raiders play Panthers in Round 5 at Panthers Stadium. Friday night game, 7:55pm on Channel 9.
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Canberra Raiders 2021 draw snapshot

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Full draw: https://thegh.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34373

Teams they play twice
Dragons, Eels, Knights, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Storm, Titans, Warriors

Teams they play once
Broncos, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Tigers

Day-by-day breakdown
Thursday – 5, Friday – 4, Saturday – 13, Sunday – 2

Turnarounds
5 days – 3, 6 days – 5, 7+ days – 15

Free to air television - 7
Rd 1 V Tigers (H), Rd 5 V Panthers (A), Rd 8 V Rabbitohs (H), Rd 17 V Sea Eagles (A), Rd 19 V Eels (A), Rd 22 V Storm (A), Rd 25 V Roosters (H)

Venues -
Canberra Stadium 11
Kogarah Jubilee Stadium 1
Robina Stadium 1
Panthers Stadium 1
North Queensland Stadium 1
Wagga Park 1
Perth Rectangular Stadium 1
Wollongong Stadium 1
Brookvale Oval 1
Western Sydney Stadium 1
Hunter Stadium 1
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium 1
Mt Smart Stadium 1 (possibly Central Coast Stadium)

* One home game transferred to Wagga, one away game transferred by the Roosters to Perth.

ROUND 1 Sunday, March 14, Tigers, Canberra Stadium, 4.05pm

ROUND 2 Sunday, March 21, Sharks Kogarah Jubilee Stadium, 6.15pm

ROUND 3 Saturday, March 27, Warriors, Canberra Stadium, 3pm

ROUND 4 Saturday, April 3, Titans, Robina Stadium, 7.35pm

ROUND 5 Friday, April 9, Panthers, Panthers Stadium, 7.55pm

ROUND 6 Saturday, April 17, Eels, Canberra Stadium, 7.35pm

ROUND 7 Saturday, April 24, Cowboys, North Queensland Stadium, 7.35pm

ROUND 8 Thursday, April 29, Rabbitohs, Canberra Stadium, 7.50pm

ROUND 9 Saturday, May 8, Knights, Wagga Stadium, 3pm

ROUND 10 Magic Round Saturday, May 15, Bulldogs, Lang Park, 3pm

ROUND 11 Saturday, May 22, Storm, Canberra Stadium, 7.35pm

ROUND 12 Saturday, May 29, Roosters, Perth, 5.30pm

ROUND 13 Bye

ROUND 14 Saturday, June 12, Broncos, Canberra Stadium, 7.35pm

ROUND 15 Saturday, June 19, Dragons, Wollongong Stadium, 5.30pm

ROUND 16 Saturday, July 3, Titans, Canberra Stadium, 5.30pm

ROUND 17 Thursday, July 8, Sea Eagles, Brookvale Oval, 7.50pm

ROUND 18 Saturday, July 17, Sharks, Canberra Stadium, 3pm

ROUND 19 Thursday, July 22, Eels, Western Sydney Stadium, 7.50pm

ROUND 20 Saturday, July 31, Knights, Hunter Stadium, 5.30pm

ROUND 21 Friday, August 6, Dragons, Canberra Stadium, 6pm

ROUND 22 Thursday, August 12, Storm, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, 7.50pm

ROUND 23 Friday, August 20, Sea Eagles, Canberra Stadium, 6pm

ROUND 24 Friday, August 27, Warriors, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm

ROUND 25 Thursday, September 2, Roosters, Canberra Stadium, 7.50pm

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/11/26/can ... -snapshot/

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239

Raiders to return to Wagga Wagga in 2021: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/11 ... a-in-2021/

NRL 2021 draw: Magic Round, Easter and Anzac blockbusters return: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/11/26/nrl ... rs-return/

VIDEO: Analysing the Raiders' 2021 draw: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/11/26/ana ... 2021-draw/

VIDEO: Sir David Attenborough presents the Raiders 2021 NRL draw: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2020/11 ... -nrl-draw/

Canberra Raiders have third easiest draw?

The 2020 season finished only just over a month ago but the draw for next year is already here. With the help of the Fox Sports Lab, we have broken down just how difficult each team’s draw is. The strength of the schedule is based off the Lab Predictor’s ratings for each team, which also factors in how teams have historically gone at scheduled venues.

CANBERRA RAIDERS - 3rd

Games played against -

Top eight: 12
Top four: 7
Bottom eight: 12
Bottom four: 5

Who they play twice: Sharks, Titans, Sea Eagles, Storm, Knights, Warriors, Eels, Dragons, Roosters

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... ent=static
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greeneyed wrote: November 26, 2020, 9:58 am LIVE STREAM: NRL draw announced by CEO Andrew Abdo: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/11/26/202 ... hip-draw-/

Live at 11am.
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I see magic round gives the donkeys another home away game, get real nrl

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Lots of travel early on. Gold Coast for Easter Weekend, Townsville for the ANZAC Day weekend, Brisbane for Magic Round in May and Perth at the end of May.

Sadly I think Europe will be off the agenda first half of next year, good opportunity to get around the country.
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7 Channel Nine games.

Is that the most ever?
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greeneyed wrote: November 26, 2020, 10:09 am Canberra Raiders have third easiest draw?

The 2020 season finished only just over a month ago but the draw for next year is already here. With the help of the Fox Sports Lab, we have broken down just how difficult each team’s draw is. The strength of the schedule is based off the Lab Predictor’s ratings for each team, which also factors in how teams have historically gone at scheduled venues.

CANBERRA RAIDERS - 3rd

Games played against -

Top eight: 12
Top four: 7
Bottom eight: 12
Bottom four: 5

Who they play twice: Sharks, Titans, Sea Eagles, Storm, Knights, Warriors, Eels, Dragons, Roosters

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... ent=static
Presumably it is top 4 based on the H&A season not the 4 prelim finalists - it is only possible for us to play 6 games against Prelim finalists. We play 4. (Storm twice, Penrith and Souths once - obviously we don't play ourselves)
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Bay53 wrote:Lots of travel early on. Gold Coast for Easter Weekend, Townsville for the ANZAC Day weekend, Brisbane for Magic Round in May and Perth at the end of May.

Sadly I think Europe will be off the agenda first half of next year, good opportunity to get around the country.
likely already be at Kirra for Easter so that works well.

should make rd1 also plus a few Saturday options always help for travel.

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One thing I thing the coaching staff will like is we only have two back to back away games. Rounds 4 and 5 (Gold Coast and Penrith) and Round 19 and 20 (Parramatta and Newcastle).

Teams we DON'T play at home - Panthers, Cowboys, Bulldogs
Teams we DON'T play away - Tigers, Souths, Broncos.
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Bay53 wrote: November 26, 2020, 10:27 am
greeneyed wrote: November 26, 2020, 10:09 am Canberra Raiders have third easiest draw?

The 2020 season finished only just over a month ago but the draw for next year is already here. With the help of the Fox Sports Lab, we have broken down just how difficult each team’s draw is. The strength of the schedule is based off the Lab Predictor’s ratings for each team, which also factors in how teams have historically gone at scheduled venues.

CANBERRA RAIDERS - 3rd

Games played against -

Top eight: 12
Top four: 7
Bottom eight: 12
Bottom four: 5

Who they play twice: Sharks, Titans, Sea Eagles, Storm, Knights, Warriors, Eels, Dragons, Roosters

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... ent=static
Presumably it is top 4 based on the H&A season not the 4 prelim finalists - it is only possible for us to play 6 games against Prelim finalists. We play 4. (Storm twice, Penrith and Souths once - obviously we don't play ourselves)
strange rankings. off those numbers, how is our run easier than sharks and penriths?
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We play Storm x2 and Chooks x2. Doesn't seem that easy.

Of course plenty of other teams will play them x2 as well.

There's always a couple of teams that dramatically improve and a couple that slide away anyway.

Is Thursday a FTA slot? We have 5 of those. Depends how they are handled but there could be a few short turnarounds on them. Those are hardest to handle if you play good teams. Just checked- home to Souffs, away to Eels and Manly at Brooky off 5 day turnarounds. All 3 are contenders and physical teams- and I expect all of them to be in around the top 6, if not the top 4. Coaches and conditioning staff managing those games will be key. They'll be jockeying with us for those finals spots so dropping 2 of those games would hurt.

The run home is pretty tough- Storm, Sea Eagles, Chooks + Who knows what warriors will be like.
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Love how the wooden spooners still somehow get a thousand Thursday and Friday night games
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BadnMean wrote:We play Storm x2 and Chooks x2. Doesn't seem that easy.

Of course plenty of other teams will play them x2 as well.

There's always a couple of teams that dramatically improve and a couple that slide away anyway.

Is Thursday a FTA slot? We have 5 of those. Depends how they are handled but there could be a few short turnarounds on them. Those are hardest to handle if you play good teams. Just checked- home to Souffs, away to Eels and Manly at Brooky off 5 day turnarounds. All 3 are contenders and physical teams- and I expect all of them to be in around the top 6, if not the top 4. Coaches and conditioning staff managing those games will be key. They'll be jockeying with us for those finals spots so dropping 2 of those games would hurt.

The run home is pretty tough- Storm, Sea Eagles, Chooks + Who knows what warriors will be like.
Thursday is on FTA yes

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What a glorious opening weekend with Brumbies v Queensland Reds on the Saturday night and Raiders v Tigers on the Sunday.

Who needs Skyfire when you have fireworks like that!!
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Bay53 wrote: Games played against -

Top eight: 12
Top four: 7
Bottom eight: 12
Bottom four: 5
greeneyed wrote: November 26, 2020, 10:09 am Presumably it is top 4 based on the H&A season not the 4 prelim finalists - it is only possible for us to play 6 games against Prelim finalists. We play 4. (Storm twice, Penrith and Souths once - obviously we don't play ourselves)
Numbers still don’t seem to check out. If we play Panthers and Parra once then that’s only 6 against top 4 by my count.
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