The draw has been made for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership with reigning premiers Cronulla Sharks starting their defence at home to Brisbane Broncos on Thursday 2 March.
Elsewhere is round 1 Robbie Farah will make his debut for the Rabbitohs against his old club Wests Tigers on the Friday with another blockbuster match-up between the Cowboys and Raiders taking place on Saturday.
NRL round 1 fixtures:
Cronulla Sharks v Brisbane Broncos
Canterbury Bulldogs v Melbourne Storm
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
St George Illawarra v Penrith Panthers
North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders
Gold Coast Titans v Sydney Roosters
New Zealand Warriors v Newcastle Knights
Manly Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels