Permanent Fixture at Bear Park
Joined: 17 Apr 2003
|Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:44 pm Post subject: 2018 ISP Draw
|I see that the 2018 draw was published a couple of days ago - the covering article is at www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/02/01/2018-draw--intrust-super-premiership-nsw and the draw is at www.nswrl.com.au/siteassets/documents/2018-isp-draw-master-2.2.18.pdf. I note the URL for the draw is dated 2.2.18 even though the covering article is dated 1 Feb 2018 - hopefully the draw isn't going to change every couple of days, some of us have planning to do to get to games.
I've extracted NS's games below. There will be a lot more television coverage this season with both channel 9 and FoxSports broadcasting games. NS has a total of nine games scheduled - five on Nine and four on Fox. Three of NS's home games are being played at neutral venues, moved (I imagine) to accommodate the TV crews. These three games are Rd 7 v Mounties (Central Coast Stadium), Rd 10 v Penrith Panthers (ANZ Stadium) and Rd 24 v New Zealand Warriors (Leichhardt Oval). The other TV games are in rounds 6, 9, 13, 14, 18 and 23. Four of these games are at NS Oval.
The NSWRL still hasn't gone back to the practice of playing every team once before playing one for a second time. Thus we have:
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Rds 11 & 17
Canterbury Bulldogs Rds 14 & 23
Mounties Rds 7 & 20
New Zealand Warriors Rds 1 & 24 (first and last rounds)
Newcastle Knights Rds 5 & 8
Newtown Jets Rds 9 & 18
Penrith Panthers Rds 2 & 10
St George Illawarra Rds 3 & 13
Wentworthville Magpies Rds 12 & 22
Wests Magpies Rds 6 & 15 (nice to have them back)
Wyong Roos Rds Rds 16 & 21
Byes Rds 4 & 19
* We play Newcastle for a second time in Rd 8 but at that stage have yet to play five clubs - Blacktown, Canterbury, Newtown, Wenty and Wyong.
* We play Penrith for a second time in Rd 10 but at that stage have yet to play four clubs - Blacktown, Canterbury, Wenty and Wyong.
* We play St George-Illawarra for a second time in Rd 13 but at that stage have yet to play two clubs - Canterbury and Wyong.
* We play Wests for a second time in Rd 15 but at that stage have yet to play one club - Wyong who we play in Rd 16 and then for a second time in Rd 21.
Rd Day Date Opponent Venue
1 Sat 10-Mar New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium
2 Sat 17-Mar Penrith Panthers Panthers Stadium
3 Sat 24-Mar St George Illawarra Dragons Ron Costello Oval (Shellharbour)
4 31-Mar Bye
5 Sat 7-Apr Newcastle Knights McDonald Jones Stadium
6 Sat 14-Apr Wests Magpies North Sydney Oval Nine
7 Sat 21-Apr Mounties Central Coast Stadium Fox
8 Fri 27-Apr Newcastle Knights North Sydney Oval
9 Sat 5-May Newtown Jets Henson Park Nine
10 Sun 13-May Penrith Panthers ANZ Stadium Fox
11 Sun 20-May Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles North Sydney Oval
12 Sun 27-May Wentworthville Magpies Ringrose Park
13 Sat 2-Jun St George Illawarra North Sydney Oval Nine
14 Sat 9-Jun Canterbury Bulldogs North Sydney Oval Nine
15 Sun 17-Jun Wests Magpies Campbelltown Stadium
Sun 24-Jun No club games - ISP rep side v Qld Cup rep side
16 Sat 30-Jun Wyong Roos Morry Breen Oval
17 Sun 8-Jul Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles HE Laybutt Field
18 Sat 14-Jul Newtown Jets North Sydney Oval Fox
19 Sat 21-Jul Bye
20 Sat 28-Jul Mounties Aubrey Keech Reserve
21 Sat 4-Aug Wyong Roos North Sydney Oval
22 Sun 12-Aug Wentworthville Magpies North Sydney Oval
23 Sun 19-Aug Canterbury Bulldogs ANZ Stadium Fox
24 Sat 25-Aug New Zealand Warriors Leichhardt Oval Nine
Apologies if I've any errors in copying the above info.