Photo by Colin Whelan copyright © nrlphotos.com :   The Raiders celebrate the winning try to Paul Vaughan    NRL Rugby League, Telstra Cup Round 7 Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm at Canberra, Sunday, April 20th  2014.

NRL DRAW: Two home matches in first three Rounds for Raiders

The Raiders will start the 2015 season with two out of the first three matches at their home of GIO Stadium, after the NRL released the 2015 draw today.

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The Green Machine will travel to Cronulla in round one to take on the Sharks, before returning home to Canberra in round two to kick-start their home season against the Warriors on Sunday and then the Dragons the following Saturday night.

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Family friendly timeslots also feature heavily for the Raiders in 2015, with the majority of their matches at home happening on either a Saturday or Sunday, giving Raiders fans of all ages the opportunity to come to GIO Stadium for live rugby league action.

The Raiders will have three matches in the first 20 rounds appearing LIVE on Channel nine, including two at home, with a Friday night match against the Knights in round 18 and a Sunday afternoon match against the Bulldogs in round 11.

2015 Canberra Raiders Home Matches

Round 2: Sunday, Mar 15 (FOX, Fox TL) Warriors GIO Stadium 6.30pm #NRLRaidersWarriors

Round 3: Saturday, Mar 21 (FOX, Fox Sat 5:30) Dragons GIO Stadium 5.30pm #NRLRaidersDragons

Round 6: Sunday, Apr 12 (FOX, Fox Sun 2:00) Storm GIO Stadium 2.00pm #NRLRaidersStorm

Round 9: Saturday, May 9 (FOX, Fox Sat 3:00) Titans GIO Stadium 3.00pm #NRLRaidersTitans

Round 11: Sunday, May 24 (NINE, Nine Sunday) Bulldogs GIO Stadium 4.00pm #NRLRaidersBulldogs

Round 12: Saturday, May 30 (FOX, Fox Sat 5:30) Broncos GIO Stadium 5.30pm #NRLRaidersBroncos

Round 15: Saturday, Jun 20 (FOX, Fox Sat 3:00) Cowboys GIO Stadium 3.00pm #NRLRaidersCowboys

Round 18: Friday, Jul 10 (NINE, Nine FNF SD) Knights GIO Stadium 7.45pm #NRLRaidersKnights

Round 19:
Saturday, Jul 18 (FOX, Fox Sat 3:00) Sharks GIO Stadium 3.00pm #NRLRaidersSharks

Round 22: Tigers GIO Stadium Home #NRLRaidersWestsTigers

Round 23: Sea Eagles GIO Stadium Home #NRLRaidersSeaEagles

Round 25: Panthers GIO Stadium Home #NRLRaidersPanthers