NRL 2017 fixtures revealed

James Maloney playing for Cronulla in the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines.

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

Round-by-round: The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership draw