The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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We have gone over the 2014 NRL Draw with a fine-tooth comb and analysed which club has fared the best with the fixed schedule. Read on to see how your club stacks up with Free-To-Air and time slot scheduling.
Once again the Brisbane Broncos have been given the best Free-To-Air coverage with a whopping 12 matches featuring on Friday Night Football. The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles will feature 11 times on Free-to-air across the first 20 Rounds, the best of the Sydney clubs.
After no Sunday Afternoon matches in 2013, Wests Tigers fans will see Sunday Afternoon Football 6 times in 2014, 3 of which are at Leichhardt Oval. The club to fair the worst from Australian Free-to-Air coverage is the New Zealand Warriors, who have a lone Friday Night fixture in the opening 20 Rounds.
Of course the fixed draw doesn't come without critics as the Gold Coast Titans will appear 5 times on Monday Night Football. While both the Sydney Roosters and New Zealand Warriors will be the only clubs without a Monday match.
Below is a time slot breakdown for each NRL club for the first 20 Rounds with fixed schedule in place again for 2014. (Click for larger view)