NRL 2021 Season Draw

The NRL have announced the First Round of the 2021 NRL Premiership with the remaining rounds to be announced soon.

The Penrith Panthers will face the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday March 13th.

The Panthers have also announced that it will return to Bathurst in 2021 returning to the regional commitment.

2021 Panthers Telstra Premiership Draw

Round Home Away Team Venue Date
1 Panthers v Cowboys Panthers Stadium Saturday 13 March 7:35pm
2 Bulldogs v Panthers Bankwest Stadium Saturday 20 March 3:00pm
3 Panthers v Storm Panthers Stadium Thursday 25 March 8:05pm
4 Sea Eagles v Panthers Lottoland Thursday 1 April 8:05pm
5 Panthers v Raiders Panthers Stadium Friday 9 April 7:55pm
6 Broncos v Panthers Suncorp Stadium Thursday 15 April 7:50pm
7 Panthers v Knights Panthers Stadium Thursday 22 April 7:50pm
8 Panthers v Sea Eagles Carrington Park Saturday 1 May 3:00pm
9 Panthers v Sharks Panthers Stadium Friday 7 May 6:00pm
10 Titans v Panthers Suncorp Stadium Sunday 16 May 6:25pm
11 Rabbitohs v Panthers Apex Oval, Dubbo Sunday 23 May 2:00pm
12 Panthers v Bulldogs Panthers Stadium Saturday 29 May 3:00pm
13 Wests Tigers v Panthers Leichhardt Oval Friday 4 June 7:55pm
14 Sharks v Panthers Jubilee Stadium Friday 11 June 7:55pm
15 Panthers v Roosters Panthers Stadium Friday 18 June 7:55pm
16 Panthers v Eels Panthers Stadium Friday 2 July 7:55pm
17 BYE v
18 Warriors v Panthers Mt Smart Stadium Sunday 18 July 2:00pm AEST
19 Panthers v Broncos Panthers Stadium Saturday 24 July 7:35pm
20 Storm v Panthers AAMI Park Saturday 31 July 7:35pm
21 Roosters v Panthers Sydney Cricket Ground Saturday 7 August 5:30pm
22 Dragons v Panthers WIN Stadium Friday 13 August 6:00pm
23 Panthers v Rabbitohs Panthers Stadium Friday 20 August 7:55pm
24 Panthers v Wests Tigers Panthers Stadium Sunday 29 August 4:05pm
25 Eels v Panthers Bankwest Stadium Friday 3 September 7:55pm

Match Time Breakdown

THU 8pm FRI 6pm FRI 8pm SAT 3pm SAT 5pm SAT 7:30pm SUN 2pm SUN 4pm SUN 6:30pm
All Games 4 2 7 3 1 3 2 1 1
At Home 2 1 4 1 0 2 1* 1 0

* Home game played at neutral venue, Cariington Park, Bathurst.

Updated 26/11/2020

Round 1 is nowhere on the NRL site, can you post who’s playing who round 1 please?

NRL 2021: ROUND 1 DRAW (subject to change)

Thursday March 11

Melbourne Storm vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, 7:40pm at AAMI Park

Friday March 12

Newcastle Knights vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 6pm at McDonald Jones Stadium
Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels, 7:30pm at Suncorp Stadium

Saturday March 13

Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans, 3pm at Mt Smart Stadium
Sydney Roosters vs Manly Sea Eagles, 5:30pm at SCG* subject to availability
Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys, 7:30pm at Penrith Stadium

Sunday March 14

Canberra Raiders vs Wests Tigers, 4pm at GIO Stadium
Cronulla Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons, 6:30pm at Kogarah Oval

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Why wouldn’t you have the GF finalists face off first game of the season !

Chance at redemption for Penrith and prove your still the best from Melbourne…maybe I am just shit at marketing that is why it isn’t my profession.

Storm v Souths makes much more sense… :face_vomiting:


The NRL has released an analysis of the Panthers 2021 Season featuring Brett Kimmorley.

Agree, Kev. And, not only that:

In Round 2, The Storm play the Eels on Thursday 18th. We play the Dogs on Saturday 20th.

Then, in Round 3, we play the Storm on Thursday 25th.

So, you’ve got a GF rematch with the Storm coming off a 7 day turnaround & the Panthers coming off a 5 day turnaround.

Talk about stacking the f&%!ing deck!

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Just waiting for people to start saying we have a soft draw, only playing teams that finished below us this year :roll_eyes:


:mega: Full Panthers Draw has been added to top of thread.