Here is all you need to know about the St George Illawarra Dragons 2023 NRL Telstra Women's Premiership draw.
2023 NRLW Draw: Dragons
- Thursday: 2 games
- Saturday 7 games
- Netstrata Jubilee Stadium: 2 games
- WIN Stadium: 2 games
- McDonald Jones Stadium: 1 game
- Sydney Cricket Ground: 1 game
- CommBank Stadium: 1 game
- Queensland Country Bank Stadium: 1 game
- PointsBet Stadium: 1 game
- 5 days: 2 games
- 7 days: 4 games
- 9 days: 2 games
The Dragons will kick start their 2023 campaign with a road trip to Newcastle to take on defending champions Newcastle in Round 1 on July 22. The Red V will then play their first home game of the season at WIN Stadium against Parramatta in a club double-header. With the women's FIFA World Cup using Allianz Stadium, the side will shift focus to the Sydney Cricket Ground for an away clash against the Roosters in Round 3 before hosting the Raiders a week later. With three of the opening four games against established NRLW clubs, the Dragons will want to pick up a few wins before preparing to take on the remaining teams in the last six weeks.
The run home
The side's final three games will include their only trip to Queensland for a match against the Cowboys in Townsville on September 2. The side then faces a five-day turnaround to prepare for a blockbuster clash with the Sharks in a local derby set to ignite at PointsBet Stadium. They'll play their final regular season game against Broncos at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium as part of a women's double-header.
And another thing...
The Dragons will travel to Queensland only once in 2023 with four home games and three away games set in Sydney. Their only other road trip is to Newcastle in the opening round, meaning Jamie Soward's side will join the Knights in travelling to the Sunshine Coast least this season. However, the Dragons are the only team in the competition with two five-day turnarounds - meaning they'll also have two nine-day turnarounds to counteract the short breaks between games.