NRLW 2022 draw, schedule released for 2022 NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership season
A triple header, new overnight slot and Men’s Premiership line-up highlight the new 2022 NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership schedule, which has been released today.
The 2022 NRLW season kicks off on Saturday August 20 with a Sydney derby at CommBank Stadium between Parramatta Eels and Premier Sydney Roosters.
The first round will also feature the St George Illawarra Dragons taking on the Gold Coast Titans in the men’s and women’s competition at WIN Stadium on Sunday August 21, followed by the first ever NRLW night game – Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos at the McDonald’s Jones Stadium, 6:15 p.m. evening. The match will follow the NRL Telstra Premiership game between Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders.
The second round will see a double header featuring the Gold Coast Titans and Newcastle Knights at Cbus Super Stadium, with the women’s clash immediately following the men’s game.
The Grand Final rematch, Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons, will be played in the third round at Leichhardt Oval in another nightly clash at 6.15pm.
Round 4 matches will be played in triple and double headers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons alongside the NRL Finals matches. Round 5 will end the regular season with a triple header on Sunday at Central Coast Stadium.
“We are delighted to announce the 2022 Telstra Women’s Premiership schedule. After an exciting 2021 Women’s Premiership, everyone is looking forward to another exciting, unpredictable and entertaining competition,” said NRL CEO Andrew Abdo.
In the biggest year yet for elite women’s football, the spotlight will be on the best players and the six clubs vying for the Premiership.
NRL CEO Andrew Abdo
NRL Executive Managing Director, Performance and Pathways, Tain Drinkwater, said the schedule was designed to allow as many people as possible to experience the women’s game through broadcast as well as at venues.
“We have worked hard to ensure that each club is exposed to their own unique fans, while offering the right mix of men’s and women’s double headers, a triple header, as well as standalone fixtures,” Drinkwater said.
“The competition has evolved steadily since 2018. We now have a registered player base of 30,000 which provides growth at all levels of the game – and a solid foundation for the NRLW competition to continue to grow.”
Channel Nine matches will air on the main channel or GEM, while there will also be four matches exclusive to Fox Sports.
For the full NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership draw, please click here.