Thursday – March 14 – 7:50 PM – Storm v Broncos
The Storm are undefeated when playing on Thursday’s (from 8 games) and have won all of their Round 1 games since 2002.
The Broncos have won just 5 games out of their 20 visits to Melbourne.
Milestones: Cameron Smith needs 14 points to reach 2400 for his NRL and club career.
Friday – March 15 – 6.00 PM – Knights v Sharks
The Knights have lost all of their last 8 games against the Sharks.
The Sharks have scored an average of 41.5 points per game in their last 4 trips to Newcastle.
Milestones: Josh Morris is 8 points shy of 500 for his NRL career.
Friday – March 15 – 7.55 PM – Roosters v Rabbitohs
The Roosters have scored just 29 points more than the Bunnies after 219 clashes between the two sides since 1908.
The Rabbitohs have won just 12 of 42 games against the Roosters, dating back to 1995.
Milestones: Cooper Cronk will play his 350th NRL game.
Boyd Cordner will play his 150th NRL and club game.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will play his 200th NRL game.
Greg Inglis needs 1 try to reach 150 for his NRL career.
Saturday – March 16 – 3.00 PM – Warriors v Bulldogs
The Warriors won 47.88% of their games when Shaun Johnson played, but just 9.52% with him, since he made his debut.
The Bulldogs haven’t won a Round 1 game outside of Sydney since 2001.
Milestones: Stephen Kearney will reach his 50th game as coach of the Warriors.
Saturday – March 16 – 5.30 PM – Tigers v Sea-Eagles
The Tigers haven’t lost a Round 1 game on home soil since 2005.
Manly has won just 2 of their last 10 games at Leichhardt Oval, dating back to 1998.
Milestones: Esan Marsters needs just 6 points to reach 150 for his NRL and club career.
Saturday – March 16 – 7:35 PM – Cowboys v Dragons
The Cowboys have won 69.70% of their games when playing at home on a Saturday.
Gareth Widdop has played just 6 NRL games at Fullback, losing the last 4 games, which were all played in 2012. Corey Norman has won just 24% of his last 25 games.
Milestones: The Dragons need 6 tries to rack up 1900 in their history.
Sunday – March 17 – 4:05 PM – Panthers v Eels
Penrith has won 4 of their last 5 games against the Eels.
Mitch Moses has won 21.74% of his last 23 games as the Eels halfback. In that time, he’s also scored 31.49% of the Eels points.
Milestones: James Maloney needs 11 points to reach 1800 in his NRL career.
Sunday – March 17 – 6.10 PM – Titans v Raiders
The last 8 games between these two sides has a seen the total number of points scored in the game reach at least 40 points.
The Raiders need just 6 points to bring up the 20,000th point in their Premiership history.
Milestones: Aidan Sezer needs 9 points to reach 100 for the Raiders.