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Here is all you need to know about the St George Illawarra Dragons 2022 Telstra Premiership draw.

The Lowdown

Teams they play twice

Rabbitohs, Roosters, Titans, Sharks, Raiders, Warriors, Wests Tigers, Broncos, Cowboys

Teams they play once

Storm, Panthers, Sea Eagles, Eels, Knights, Bulldogs

Day-by-day breakdown

Thursday 2; Friday 3; Saturday 7; Sunday 11; Monday 1.

Opening month

The Dragons start their campaign against the Warriors on the Sunshine Coast before home games against the Panthers and Sharks then the Eels away. It's a tricky start but if they can manage two wins from four that will provide a reasonable platform to build their season.

Toughest stretch

That round four trip to CommBank Stadium kicks off a tough month against four of last year's top eight, with the Rabbitohs (away), Knights (home) then Roosters (away) in wait. In fact a home game against Tigers in round eight is then immediately followed by a trip to Melbourne, meaning even two wins from the six games from round four will be an achievement.

Top 10 tries for 2021: Dragons

Make it count

After some tough games through the Origin period, the Dragons have a chance to go on a bit of a late-season run with six straight opponents who finished eighth or lower in 2021 to cap off their season, starting with the Cowboys in Kogarah.

Storyline to watch

Has Anthony Griffin produced a masterstroke by recruiting a number of experienced players to come in and guide the likes of Talatau Amone, Tyrell Sloan and Jayden Sullivan? Or will Father Time catch up with George Burgess, Moses Mbye and Aaron Woods and dull their impact as the gruelling season rolls on? 

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour 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 Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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