NRL fixture list revealed, including State of Origin dates and plans for international window

State of Origin NRL Credit: Alamy

The NRL has released its fixture list for the 2023 season, including dates for the State of Origin series and an All Stars match.

For the first time, the men’s and women’s All Stars matches will be played in New Zealand’s Rotorua on February 11.

The 2023 State of Origin series kicks off May 31 in Adelaide. It will be followed by the second game in Brisbane on June 21 and the final game in Sydney on July 12. He will also see the return of three Wednesday State of Origins for the first time since 2017.

On Saturday February 18, the Charity Shield hit the road to Mudgee in central west NSW for the annual Dragons-Rabbitohs pre-season clash.

Meanwhile, the World Club Challenge returns in 2023 as Penrith Panthers host St Helens on Saturday February 18.

The NRL season will consist of 204 games spread over 27 regular rounds. The first round will begin on March 2 and the grand finale will take place on Sunday, October 1.

Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins will make their NRL debut on March 5 against the Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium.

The Warriors will play 12 games in New Zealand for the first time since 2019.

Click here for the full list of meetings.

NRL is working towards an international window

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo also reaffirmed he was working for an international window in October. IMG also shared its focus on international play in the UK.

“We have a lot to look forward to from the 2023 season,” he said. “More matches, more rounds and more rivalries. It all starts with a new 18-team pre-season competition in February and we are also working on a dedicated International Rugby League window in October.

“The 2023 Telstra Premiership will have more local rivalry matches than ever with the introduction of the Dolphins. We are also delighted to bring the NRL Telstra Premiership to even more regional locations in Australia and New Zealand.

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