Parramatta win big but Roosters will have to do it tough in revised NRL draw

21 May 2020 01:24
Eels avoid facing Storm, Roosters and Raiders twiceState of Origin to be played three weeks straightParramatta have been delivered a dream draw while the Sydney Roosters’ bid to pull off an NRL three-peat has been made even harder by the revised match schedule. The NRL released the new draw for the final 16 rounds on Thursday, with the Eels to avoid facing Melbourne, the Roosters and Canberra twice.Along with the added advantage of being able to play at home ground Bankwest Stadium, it means Parramatta do not have two clashes with any of last year’s grand finalists or the minor premiers. Instead, they have double dates with Brisbane, Manly, Canterbury, Penrith and the Wests Tigers after already winning their first two games before the season was halted. Related: NRL close to finalising broadcast deal worth nearly $2bn Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian