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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Trial dates set for 2019 NRL pre-season

The 2019 Telstra Premiership pre-season will kick off with the revamped All Stars match on February 15 before two full weeks of NRL trials leading into the March 14 season start.
The Eels and Raiders will kick off their pre-season on the same day as the All Stars, while premiers Sydney Roosters head to the UK for the World Club Challenge on the same weekend, taking on Wigan on Sunday, February 17.
Some clubs also play Jersey Flegg and/or ISP trials that weekend or earlier, while most clubs have at least two senior trials with most taking place on Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 2.
Regional and rural venues get a share of pre-season games with Gosford, Maitland, Mackay, Geelong and Whangarei hosting trials.