2022 NRL Pre-Season Trials

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As 2022 approaches, details are beginning to emerge about who plays who in the 2022 NRL pre-season. Follow along with the fixtures and news as it becomes known.

All matches between February 18 and 28 will be broadcast on Fox League and Kayo Sports.

Scroll down for a list of officially confirmed pre-season matches.


Pre-season schedule

Saturday 12 February

NRL Harvey Norman All Stars double header, Commbank Stadium (Parramatta, NSW)
Indigenous Women's v Maori Womens, 5:20pm AEDT
Indigenous Men's v Maori Men's, 8:10pm AEDT

BMD Kougari Oval (Manly West, QLD)
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Brisbane Broncos, kickoff 5:00pm AEDT (4pm local)


Friday 18 February

Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders, 6:00pm AEDT, Leichhardt Oval (Lilyfield, NSW)
Wests Tigers v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, 8:00pm AEDT, Leichhardt Oval (Lilyfield, NSW)

Saturday 19 February

Melbourne Storm v Warriors, 4:00pm AEDT, Casey Fields (Cranbourne, VIC)
South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys, 7:00pm AEDT (6pm local), Barlow Park (Cairns, QLD)
Gold Coast Titans v Brisbane Broncos, 8:00pm AEDT (7pm local), Cbus Super Stadium (Robina, QLD)

Sunday 20 February

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Penrith Panthers, 4:00pm AEDT, Commbank Stadium (Parramatta, NSW)
Parramatta Eels v St George Illawarra Dragons, 6:00pm AEDT, Commbank Stadium (Parramatta, NSW)

Monday 21 February

Newcastle Knights v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, kickoff TBC, McDonald Jones Stadium (New Lambton, NSW)


Friday 25 February

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders, 6:00pm AEDT, Central Coast Stadium (Gosford, NSW)
Sydney Roosters v Wests Tigers, 8:00pm AEDT, Central Coast Stadium (Gosford, NSW)

Saturday 26 February

Warriors v Gold Coast Titans, 2:00pm AEDT (1pm local), Moreton Daily Stadium (Redcliffe, QLD)
Battle of the West: Penrith Panthers v Parramatta Eels, 5:00pm AEDT, Bluebet Stadium (Penrith, NSW)
2022 Charity Shield: South Sydney Rabbitohs v St George Illawarra Dragons, 7:00pm AEDT, Glen Willow Regional Stadium (Mudgee, NSW)
North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos, 9:00pm AEDT (8pm local), BB Print Stadium (Mackay, QLD)

Sunday 27 February

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights, 5:45pm AEDT, Mars Stadium (Ballarat, VIC)

Monday 28 February

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, kickoff TBC, PointsBet Stadium (Woolooware, NSW)


News updates

On October 9, the Daily Telegraph reported the pre-season would be held from Friday 18th to Monday 21st, and Friday 25th to Monday 28th February. All matches are set to be broadcast on Fox League and Kayo Sports.
The report singled out several matches likely to be part of the schedule:

  • Penrith v Parramatta (Bluebet Stadium, Penrith)
  • Newcastle v Canterbury (Venue TBC)
  • South Sydney v North Qld (Barlow Park, Cairns)
  • Gold Coast v Brisbane (Cbus Super Stadium, Robina)
  • Cronulla v Canterbury (PointsBet Stadium, Woolooware)
  • Canberra v Sydney Roosters

On November 8, South Sydney locked in the 2022 Charity Shield for Saturday 26 February against traditional opponents St George Illawarra.

On November 10, the Canberra Times reported the Raiders' trial matches were:

  • Canberra v Sydney Roosters (Commbank Stadium, Parramatta; Fri 18 Feb)
  • Manly v Canberra (Central Coast Stadium, Gosford; Fri 25 Feb)

The NRL confirmed the Harvey Norman All Stars double on November 30. The Indigenous and Maori men's and women's sides will clash on Saturday 12 February at Commbank Stadium.

On December 6, Canterbury football manager Phil Gould said his club's two trial matches were:

  • Newcastle v Canterbury (Venue TBC, Newcastle/Hunter region; Mon 21 Feb)
  • Cronulla v Canterbury (PointsBet Stadium; Mon 28 Feb)

On December 8, the Sea Eagles, Raiders, Roosters and Tigers all confirmed dual double header events at Leichhardt on February 18 and Gosford on February 25 involving all four clubs on both dates.

On December 15, Melbourne locked in a clash with Newcastle in Ballarat on February 27, while the Cowboys confirmed they'll face Souths in Cairns on February 19. The Cowboys's second trial will be in Mackay against the Broncos - which was announced on December 13.

On December 20, the Panthers reported their trial match information. They play Cronulla on Sunday 20 February at CommBank Stadium (part of a double header), then host Parramatta in the traditional "Battle of the West" pre-season clash, Saturday 26 February at Penrith.

On December 22, the Gold Coast Titans confirmed their two trial matches, on February 19 v Brisbane at home then at Redcliffe v Warriors the following weekend.

On January 12, the NRL published the full list of trials scheduled.