NRLW draw: Roosters v Warriors, Dragons v Broncos in week 1

The second season of the NRLW, which will feature standalone fixtures for the first time, will kick off with the Sydney Roosters taking on the Warriors in Melbourne on Saturday.

Round one of the 2019 NRLW season will also include St George Illawarra up against premiers Brisbane at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Warriors will host the inaugural standalone fixture in round two on September 22 at Mt Smart Stadium, before St George Illawarra Dragons take on Sydney Roosters at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday afternoon in round three.

NRL general manager of the women’s elite program Tiffany Slater said the combination of new venues and standalone matches made for a brilliant second season of the women’s premiership.

“The Holden Women’s Premiership and the incredible women who take play are truly incomparable,” Slater said.

“It’s wonderful to see matches being played in new markets as we continue to expand the footprint and number of females supporting, playing and watching rugby league.

“The standalone fixtures at both Mt Smart in Auckland and Leichhardt Oval in Sydney are a natural evolution for the growth of the game and ensure the game’s very best women and their fans are given their own platform to showcase their talents.

“The pathway to the NRLW is getting stronger; the amazing athletes more skillfull and driven than ever before; and that is why I have no doubt season 2019 will be one to remember.

The 2019 NRLW draw

Round 1
Saturday 14 September, 3:05pm AEST
Sydney Roosters vs. New Zealand Warriors, AAMI Park
Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ
 
Sunday 15 September, 2:05pm AEST
St-George-Illawarra Dragons vs. Brisbane Broncos, Bankwest Stadium
Live on GEM (national), Live on Fox Sports, Live on Sky NZ
 
Round 2
Saturday 21 September, 5:05pm AEST
Brisbane Broncos vs. Sydney Roosters, VENUE TBC
Live on GEM (national), Live on Fox Sports, Live on Sky NZ
 
*Sunday 22 September, 1:15pm AEST/3:15pm NZT
New Zealand Warriors v St-George-Illawarra Dragons , Mt Smart Stadium
Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ
 
Round 3
Saturday 28 September, 5:05pm AEST
Brisbane Broncos v New Zealand Warriors, VENUE TBC
Live on GEM (national), Live on Fox Sports, Live on Sky NZ
 
*Sunday 29 September, 1:15pm AEST
St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters, Leichhardt Oval
Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ
 
NRL Holden Women’s Premiership Grand Final
Sunday 6 October, ANZ Stadium
Live on Nine (NSW/Qld); GEM (all other states), Live on Fox League, Live on Sky NZ
 
 
* Denotes standalone NRLW match