The NRL has released its round 19 schedule featuring the Suncorp Stadium’s first Telstra Premiership Double-Header and ensuring one of the most action packed weeks of Rugby League ever staged in Queensland.
The Broncos will take on the Rabbitohs and the Bulldogs will play the Titans at Suncorp on Friday July 17. The double header is just two days after the second Harvey Norman State of Origin match at Suncorp and four days after the Titan’s Monday night match against the Eels at Skilled Park.
The double header concept was put forward by both the Broncos and the Bulldogs who each had home games scheduled in the round and has only been made possible by the active cooperation of the Titans (who have waived the normal provision that teams in Monday night matches cannot be scheduled for the following Friday), Suncorp Stadium. Channel Nine and Fox Sports.
“The clubs saw the round as an opportunity to do something special and with the cooperation of our broadcasters and the Stadium we have been able to deliver a fantastic feast of Rugby League for Queensland fans” NRL Chief Operating Officer, Mr Graham Annesley, said today.
The full schedule for round nineteen is as follows:
MATCH SCHEDULE – ROUND 19 (July 17 - 20)
Friday 17 July, 2009
Broncos Vs Rabbitohs Suncorp Stadium 6.40pm
Bulldogs Vs Titans Suncorp Stadium 8.30pm
Saturday 18 July, 2009
Panthers Vs Raiders CUA Stadium 5.30pm
Sharks Vs Sea Eagles Toyota Stadium 7.30pm
Sunday 19 July, 2009
Roosters Vs Warriors Sydney Football Stadium 2.00pm
Wests Tigers Vs Cowboys Leichhardt Oval 3.00pm
Monday 20 July, 2009
Eels Vs Storm Parramatta Stadium 7.00pm
Dragons, Knights - Bye
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