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Newcastle Knights 2023 draw snapshot

Here is all you need to know about the Newcastle Knights 2023 Telstra Premiership draw.

The Lowdown

Teams they play twice

Bulldogs, Dolphins, Panthers, Raiders, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Warriors, Wests Tigers.

Teams they play once

Broncos, Cowboys, Dragons, Eels, Rabbitohs, Roosters, Storm, Titans.

Day-by-day breakdown

  • Friday: 4 games
  • Saturday: 11 games
  • Sunday: 9 games

Turnaround time

  • 5 Days: 1 game
  • 6 Days: 5 games
  • 7+ Days: 17 games

Byes

Rounds 10, 14 and 19.

Season shapers: Knights

Opening month

Newcastle will open their season by travelling to New Zealand for a clash against the Warriors at Westpac Stadium in Hamilton. They'll return to Australia via Sydney and take on Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval in Round 2 before home clashes against the Dolphins (March 17) and Raiders (March 26). 

Origin watch

The Knights will take on Manly without their Origin stars in Round 13 before having a bye on the weekend following Game One. They'll clash with the Roosters in another Origin-affected round on June 17 at home and then travel to Penrith three days after Game Two to meet the Panthers. Their final bye will come in Round 19 prior to Origin III, freshening them up in time to host Wests Tigers.

The run home

Newcastle will travel to Perth's Optus Stadium in a history-making first for the club, taking on the Dolphins as part of an August 5 double-header. They'll return home for a final month of the regular season with clashes set against the Bulldogs (home), Rabbitohs (home), Sharks (home) and Dragons (away) to finish. 

And another thing...

Newcastle will be the first team that misses out on playing at Magic Round in 2023 following the Dolphins' entry to the competition after receiving a bye in Round 10. The Knights had won two from three Magic Round games at Suncorp Stadium previously and as part of the decision, they'll be guaranteed to feature in 2024. 

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.