Regional NSW to host 2019 NRL Trials

Updated: January 17, 2019
2018 PRE Round 03 - South Sydney Rabbitohs v St. George Illawarra Dragons, Glen Willow Oval, 2018-02-24. Digital image by Grant Trouville © NRL Photos

With excitement building ahead of the 2019 NRL Season, rugby league fans throughout Regional NSW will have the opportunity to see some of their favourite players take the field in a number of trial matches ahead of the NRL season kick-off on March 14.

Bega, Gosford, Maitland and Mudgee will host trial matches in February and March; with a number of trials and representative matches also taking place across Sydney, Queensland and Victoria in the lead up to the season opener.

The 2019 Telstra Premiership pre-season will kick off with the revamped All Stars match and Eels v Raiders trial (St Mary’s Leagues Stadium) on February 15, 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.

Friday February 15

Indigenous All Stars v Maori All Stars: 5.20pm women’s game; 8pm men’s game at AAMI Park

Eels v Raiders:  5.30pm at St Marys Leagues Stadium


Friday February 16 

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Riverina: 6:00pm at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga


Monday February 18

Wigan Warriors v Sydney Roosters: Monday, February 18, 6am AEDT, DW Stadium, Wigan   


Friday February 22

Storm v Warriors: 7.30pm at Kardinia Park, Geelong


Saturday February 23

Titans v Cowboys: 5pm at Sunshine Coast Stadium

Rabbitohs v Panthers: at Redfern Oval

Raiders v Bulldogs: 5.00pm at Bega Recreation Ground

Dragons v Knights: 6.30pm at Jubilee Stadium

Sea Eagles v Sharks: 7:30pm at Lottoland


Saturday March 2

Warriors v Wests Tigers: 5pm (3pm AEDT) at Northland Events Centre, Whangarei, NZ

Knights v Sharks: 5.30pm at Maitland No. 1 Sportsground

Titans v Broncos: 6:30pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Cowboys v Storm: 7pm at Mackay

Panthers v Eels: 7pm at Panthers Stadium

Sea Eagles v Roosters: 7pm Central Coast Stadium

Dragons v Rabbitohs Charity Shield: 7.30pm at Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee