Here's all you need to know about the Canberra Raiders' 2021 Telstra Premiership draw.
The Lowdown Teams they play twice Dragons, Eels, Knights, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Storm, Titans, Warriors
Teams they play once
Broncos, Bulldogs, Cowboys, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Tigers
Day-by-day breakdown Thursday – 5, Friday – 4, Saturday – 13, Sunday – 2
Turnarounds 5 days – 3, 6 days – 5, 7+ days – 15
Kick-off Canberra should start favourites in each of their first four games, beginning with a home clash against the Wests Tigers. Matches against the Sharks, Warriors and Titans follow before a couple of tricky contests against top-four contenders Penrith in round five and Parramatta in round six.
Five key match-ups Eels (Round 6, GIO Stadium; Round 19 Bankwest Stadium)
Just one point separated the Raiders and Ricky Stuart's former team in last year's clash at Bankwest Stadium, a Clinton Gutherson field goal handing Parramatta a golden-point victory.
Both these teams should again be in premiership contention, making these two contests a crucial barometer of how they'll be shaping up in next year's finals equation.Bulldogs (Round 10, Suncorp Stadium – Magic Round)
Canterbury splashed the cash to land former Raiders star Nick Cotric, who will go up against his old teammates in Magic Round in Brisbane. The neutral venue means Cotric won't have to face a Canberra home crowd this year.
The teams met once in 2019, with Canberra prevailing 34-20 at home, and they'll be expecting to get the job done again in round 10.