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The new NRL 2020 draw: Everything you need to know

The revised fixture list for the 2020 Telstra Premiership season has been released, with a shortened 20-round season ahead of a finals series kicking off in October.

The season resumes next Thursday night with the Broncos hosting Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium to kick off round three, in a round that also features a Friday night blockbuster between old rivals the Roosters and Rabbitohs and a mouth-watering Saturday night clash between Melbourne and Canberra.

The venues for the opening nine rounds have been confirmed with all matches to take place at one of six grounds – Bankwest Stadium, Campbelltown Stadium, Central Coast Stadium, Suncorp Stadium, Townsville's Queensland Country Bank Stadium and Melbourne's AAMI Park. The venues for future rounds will confirmed at a later date.

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Everything you need to know about the 2020 draw

Brisbane Broncos

Teams they play twice

Rabbitohs, Roosters, Titans, Eels, Cowboys.

Teams they play once

Sea Eagles, Knights, Warriors, Bulldogs, Wests Tigers, Storm, Sharks, Raiders, Dragons, Panthers.

The restart

A tantalising rematch against the side that humiliated them in last year's finals, Parramatta - with home-ground advantage this time - is followed by tough games against premiers Sydney Roosters, the Sea Eagles and the unbeaten Knights. 

Canberra Raiders

Teams they play twice

Storm, Titans, Roosters, Dragons, Warriors.

Teams they play once

Knights, Wests Tigers, Sea Eagles, Eels, Rabbitohs, Cowboys, Panthers, Broncos, Bulldogs, Sharks.

The restart

It starts with a bell-ringer against the Storm - a side they'll fancy themselves against after having their measure last season - in Melbourne. That's followed by three straight Campbelltown clashes against the Knights, Wests Tigers and Sea Eagles. 

It's game on

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Teams they play twice

Dragons, Eels, Wests Tigers, Sea Eagles, Rabbitohs.

Teams they play once

Cowboys, Roosters, Sharks, Broncos, Knights, Storm, Warriors, Raiders, Titans, Panthers.

The restart

The Dogs head up the M1 to meet Manly on the Central Coast to get things underway then play five straight games at Bankwest Stadium starting with the Dragons, Roosters and Sharks.

Cronulla Sharks

Teams they play twice

Dragons, Titans, Panthers, Cowboys, Warriors.

Teams they play once

Rabbitohs, Storm, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs, Sea Eagles, Broncos, Eels, Knights, Roosters, Raiders. 

The restart

The Sharks get underway against Wests Tigers at Bankwest before a trip to Townsville in round four then the Dragons at Campbelltown in what they will view as three winnable games. 

Gold Coast Titans

Teams they play twice

Raiders, Cowboys, Dragons, Broncos, Sharks

Teams they play once

Eels, Wests Tigers, Rabbitohs, Warrors, Storm, Panthers, Roosters, Bulldogs, Knights

The restart

The Gold Coast will play six of their first seven games in Queensland, starting with a trip north to face the Cowboys in Townsville. They then host the Tigers at Suncorp Stadium, face the Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium in a rare trip to Sydney and return to Brisbane for four straight matches - starting with the Dragons and the Broncos.

The best are coming back

Manly Sea Eagles

Teams they play twice

Eels, Knights, Storm, Bulldogs, Warriors.

Teams they play once

Roosters, Broncos, Raiders, Sharks, Dragons, Cowboys, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers, Titans. 

The restart

Coach Des Hasler's former club the Bulldogs trek up the M1 to Manly's new Gosford base before another serious grudge match against Parra at Bankwest in round four then the Broncos back at Gosford. 

Melbourne Storm

Teams they play twice

Sea Eagles, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Knights, Roosters

Teams they play once

Sharks, Panthers, Warriors, Titans, Broncos, Bulldogs, Eels, Cowboys, Tigers, Dragons

The restart

Melbourne will kick things off with two monster games at AAMI Park, against last year's grand finalists, Canberra - who beat them in the finals at that ground last year - then Wayne Bennett's Rabbitohs. The Storm then head north to face Newcastle on the Central Coast and Penrith at Campbelltown.

Newcastle Knights

Teams they play twice

Storm, Wests Tigers, Sea Eagles, Cowboys, Warriors.

Teams they play once

Panthers, Raiders, Broncos, Eels, Rabbitohs, Bulldogs, Sharks, Roosters, Dragons, Titans. 

The restart

Back-to-back Campbelltown games against the Panthers and Raiders provides a stern but not insurmountable challenge to kick off, followed by two "home" games at Gosford against the Storm and Broncos. 

North Queensland Cowboys

Teams they play twice

Titans, Knights, Sharks, Panthers, Broncos.

Teams they play once

Bulldogs, Warriors, Wests Tigers, Eels, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Storm.

The restart

A travel-friendly resumption awaits with two home games at the new Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville against the Titans and Sharks before the Warriors at Gosford, Wests Tigers at Campbelltown and back home for the Knights.

Parramatta Eels

Teams they play twice

Sea Eagles, Bulldogs, Panthers, Broncos, Wests Tigers. 

Teams they play once

Titans, Roosters, Raiders, Cowboys, Knights, Sharks, Dragons, Storm, Rabbitohs, Warriors. 

The restart

It starts with a trip to Brisbane for a rematch against the side they pumped 58-0 in last year's finals before a run of five straight Bankwest games, starting with two serious rivalry games against Manly and Penrith. 

Penrith Panthers

Teams they play twice

Warriors, Sharks, Wests Tigers, Eels, Cowboys.

Teams they play once

Roosters, Dragons, Knights, Storm, Rabbitohs, Titans, Sea Eagles, Raiders, Broncos, Bulldogs.

The restart

From the round-three restart through to round nine (as far as venues have been confirmed), the Panthers don't leave western Sydney with five games at Campbelltown and two at Bankwest. They start off against the Knights and Warriors before stiffer match-ups against the Eels, Storm and Rabbitohs. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Teams they play twice

Broncos, Storm, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs, Roosters.

Teams they play once

Sharks, Titans, Warriors, Panthers, Knights, Raiders, Dragons, Cowboys, Sea Eagles, Eels.

The restart

A mouth-watering clash against old rivals the Roosters gets things back underway, with star signing Latrell Mitchell up against his former club. A trip to Melbourne the following week makes for a massive one-two punch before things ease back a touch with the Titans and Warriors at Bankwest.

St George Illawarra Dragons

Teams they play twice

Bulldogs, Sharks, Roosters, Titans, Raiders.

Teams they play once

Wests Tigers, Panthers, Warriors, Sea Eagles, Rabbitohs, Eels, Broncos, Cowboys, Knights, Storm.

The restart

Paul McGregor's men get eased in (as much as that's possible) with three of four games upon resumption against bottom-eight sides from last year, starting with the Warriors at Gosford and Bulldogs at Bankwest.

Sydney Roosters

Teams they play twice

Dragons, Storm, Broncos, Raiders, Rabbitohs.

Teams they play once

Panthers, Sea Eagles, Bulldogs, Eels, Cowboys, Warriors, Titans, Wests Tigers, Knights, Sharks. 

The restart

A mouth-watering clash against old rivals the Rabbitohs to kick things off, with former favourite son Latrell Mitchell to face his old club at Bankwest. Another big game against the Broncos at Suncorp follows that before the Dogs, Eels and Dragons - all at Bankwest.

Warriors

Teams they play twice

Knights, Raiders, Panthers, Sharks, Sea Eagles

Teams they play once

Dragons, Cowboys, Rabbitohs, Storm, Broncos, Titans, Roosters, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs, Eels

The restart

The Warriors kick off life at their new temporary home of Central Coast Stadium next Saturday against the Dragons, before taking on Penrith at Campbelltown, returning to Gosford to host the Cowboys and a trip to Bankwest Stadium to face South Sydney.

Wests Tigers

Teams they play twice

Knights, Bulldogs, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Eels

Teams they play once

Dragons, Sharks, Titans, Raiders, Cowboys, Broncos, Warriors, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Storm

The restart

The Tigers are back in action at Bankwest Stadium against Cronulla before a trip to Suncorp to take on the Titans, followed by back-to-back home games at Campbelltown Stadium against the Raiders and Cowboys. They only beat two of those opponents last season (Gold Coast and North Queensland) so it's a tricky month coming up.