The Raiders draw for the final six rounds has been released by the NRL, including the times and dates for the clubs final three home matches of the 2015 season.
The Green Machine will have two home Monday night fixtures over the course of the last six rounds against the Tigers in round 22 (August 10) and the Panthers in round 25 (August 31), while they will also face the Manly Warringah-Sea Eagles at home on a Sunday afternoon in round 23 (August 16).
The Raiders will travel to North Queensland in round 21 to face the Cowboys on a Saturday evening (August 1), with a Sunday afternoon match against the Titans in round 24 (August 23) on the Gold Coast and a Sunday afternoon match against the Eels in round 26 (September 6) at Parramatta Stadium to round out the regular season.
Canberra Raiders Draw (Rounds 21-26)
Rd 21: Raiders v Cowboys, Saturday August 1, 5.30pm, 1300 Smiles Stadium (Away)
Rd 22: Raiders v Tigers, Monday August 10, 7.00pm, GIO Stadium (Home)
Rd 23: Raiders v Sea Eagles, Sunday August 16, 2.00pm, GIO Stadium (Home)
Rd 24: Raiders v Titans, Sunday August 23, 2.00pm, Cbus Super Stadium (Away)
Rd 25: Raiders v Panthers, Monday August 31, 7.00pm, GIO Stadium (Home)
Rd 26: Raiders v Eels, Sunday September 6, 2.00pm, Pirtek Stadium (Away)
NRL PRESS RELEASE
NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP FINAL SCHEDULE RELEASED
Thursday night football will return for the final four rounds of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership.
The NRL today released the schedule for the final six rounds of the Premiership which includes a series of blockbuster Thursday and Friday night matches.
North Queensland, St George Illawarra, South Sydney and Brisbane will host Thursday night matches over the final four rounds.
The highlights of the finalised schedule include:
- Current competition pacesetters North Queensland facing premiers South Sydney in Townsville on Thursday night in round 23;
- The Broncos hosting fellow top-four outfit St George Illawarra the following night on Friday, August 14;
- The Rabbitohs playing the Bulldogs, in a grand final rematch, on Friday night in Round 24 at ANZ Stadium;
- The Rabbitohs hosting current competition leaders Brisbane at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night in Round 25.
The final round (Round 26) will feature one of the biggest matches of the year between traditional rivals South Sydney and Sydney Roosters, on Friday night at Allianz Stadium.
The final match of the NRL Telstra Premiership season will see the Bulldogs and the Warriors clash on Sunday night, September 6, at ANZ Stadium.
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said fans would be able to watch NRL matches five days a week over the final four rounds.
“We know there will be huge interest in those rounds as the teams battle for a place in the Finals,” he said.
“Four of our current top five teams will host Thursday night blockbusters over the final month of the regular season.
“It will be a fitting finish to one of the closest competitions on record, and one which will likely keep us all guessing until very late in the season.”
For the full schedule for the final six rounds, please visit nrl.com
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