|Fri, 23 Aug||7:35pm||Penrith Panthers||Brisbane Broncos|
|Fri, 23 Aug||7:35pm||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Canterbury Bulldogs|
|Sat, 24 Aug||3:00pm||St. George Illawarra Dragons||Wests Tigers|
|Sat, 24 Aug||5:30pm||Gold Coast Titans||New Zealand Warriors|
|Sat, 24 Aug||7:30pm||North Queensland Cowboys||Newcastle Knights|
|Sun, 25 Aug||2:00pm||Canberra Raiders||Manly Sea Eagles|
|Sun, 25 Aug||3:00pm||Melbourne Storm||Parramatta Eels|
|Mon, 26 Aug||7:00pm||Cronulla Sharks||Sydney Roosters|
By taking a look at each teams NRL draw you can get an idea of the strength of their schedule. With the way the NRL draw works, some teams on paper look to have a tougher or easier draw than others. Coming into this season the leading Online Bookmakers have the Wests Tigers as favourites to win the competition followed by the Melbourne Storm and Newcastle Knights. Time will tell if these three teams are the ones to beat but assuming that they are let's take a look which teams play these three the most.
The Canberra Raiders, North Queensland Cowboys and Canterbury Bulldogs respective draw's see them playing the Tigers, Storm and Knights twice, one home game and one away game. At the other end of the scale the Manly Sea Eagles will play the Knights twice and the Tigers and Storm only once with both of those games being at home. The Warrior play the Storm twice, Tigers once (away) and Knights once (home) while the Gold Coast Titans play Tigers x 1, Storm x 2, Knights x 1 and Sydney Roosters play Tigers x 2, Storm x 1 and Knights x 1.
Of the remaining sides the Sharks and Broncos play the Tigers x 1, Storm & Knights x 2. The Dragons, Eels and Rabbitohs play Tigers & Knights x 2, Storm x 1 and the Panthers play Tigers & Storm x 2 and Knights x 1.
How much difference these variations in schedules will make is difficult to say. No doubt many coaches would prefer Manly's draw against these three teams over their own though.
BetonFooty.com.au's NRL Draw page provides details for the current NRL round draw including date, local start time, venue and television coverage information. You can jump ahead or see previous round details by using the NRL round by round draw menu above. For those who would just like to see their favourite teams schedule for the season, the individual NRL team draws allow you to conveniently view a particular team's whole season draw.
Once you are familiar with this weeks NRL draw why not compare the latest Live NRL Odds at betonfooty.com.au's odds page. We provide live head to head odds, lines and totals from leading online bookmakers making it easy for to get the best odds and lines available.
Please note that currently the NRL only confirm certain game details for games a month or so in advance. Once further details are released the appropriate rounds will be updated.