Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles will play Newcastle Knights away in the opening round of the 2018 NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership.
The Sea Eagles will be coached by Stephen Hales in 2018 and are forming a strong roster for the premier NSWRL competition.
The Intrust Super Premiership will be broadcast live on Channel Nine in 2018 for the first time, in addition to increased coverage from FOX SPORTS, making it the most watched in the event’s history.
While full details of the draw are yet to be finalised, all 24 rounds of the regular season will feature in a 1pm Saturday live slot on the Nine Network, in addition to up to two games live each week on FOX SPORTS' dedicated Rugby League channel, FOX LEAGUE, on Foxtel.
The 2018 season will include three special rounds:
- Respect Round (Round 5, 7-8 April), in line with the start of the Junior League season
- Magic Round (Round 11, 19-20 May), which will see two triple-headers of Intrust Super Premiership NSW games, likely to be played at iconic venues Henson Park and North Sydney Oval
- Heritage Round (Round 20, 28-29 July), which will raise awareness and funds for Men of League.
Another feature of the competition will be a number of double-headers with the new-look Jersey Flegg Cup (Under-20 competition) or other NSWRL competitions, rather than stand-alone games.
2018 Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles Intrust Super Premiership Draw
Round 1, March 10-11: vs Newcastle (away)
Round 2, March 17-18: vs Wentworthville (away)
Round 3, March 24-25: vs Newtown Jets (home)
Round 4, March 31-April 1: vs Mounties (home)
Round 5, April 7-8: vs Wentworthville Magpies (home), Respect Round
Round 6, April 14-15: vs New Zealand Warriors (away)
Round 7, April 21-22: vs Wyong Roos (away)
Round 8, April 28-29: vs Canterbury Bulldogs (away)
Round 9, May 5-6: Bye
Round 10, May 12-13: vs Newcastle Knights (home)
Round 11, May 19-20: vs North Sydney Bears (away), Magic Round
Round 12, May 26-27: vs New Zealand Warriors (home)
Round 13, Bye
Round 14, June 9-10: vs Wests Magpies (away)
Round 15, June 16-17: vs St George-Illawarra Dragons (home)
June 23-24, Intrust Super Premiership Representative Weekend
Round 16, June 30-July 1: vs Penrith Panthers (away)
Round 17, July 7-8: vs North Sydney Bears (home)
Round 18, July 14-15: vs Wyong Roos (home)
Round 19, July 21-22: vs Mounties (away)
Round 20, July 28-29: vs Wests Magpies (home), Heritage Round (MOL)
Round 21, August 4-5: vs Newtown Jets (away)
Round 22, August 11-12: vs Canterbury Bulldogs (home)
Round 23, August 18-19: vs St George-Illawarra Dragons (home)
Round 24, August 25-26: vs Penrith Panthers (home)