NRL: Warriors tackle Monday night

The Warriors open the 2012 season in a grand final rematch against Manly. Photo / Getty Images
The Warriors open the 2012 season in a grand final rematch against Manly. Photo / Getty Images

Two Sunday afternoon games, two Saturday night encounters and a rare Monday night match are on the menu in the Warriors' first five matches of the 2012 NRL season.

After starting their campaign with a grand final rematch against Manly at Eden Park on Sunday, March 4, the Brian McClennan-coached Warriors will travel across the Tasman to take on Stephen Kearney's Parramatta Eels at Parramatta Stadium on Monday, March 12.

The Warriors played Monday night away games against Melbourne and Manly in 2008 but their 2012 fixture against the Eels will be just their second taste of Monday night football since then. The only other instance has been this year's Anzac Day clash against Melbourne.

Warriors 2012 NRL draw (first five rounds)
Round 1: Warriors vs Manly, Sunday March 4 (2pm), Eden Park
Round 2: Eels vs Warriors, Monday March 12 (7pm), Parramatta Stadium
Round 3: Warriors vs Bulldogs, Sunday March 18 (2pm), Mount Smart Stadium
Round 4: Warriors vs Titans, Saturday March 24 (7.30pm), Mount Smart Stadium
Round 5: Roosters vs Warriors, Saturday March 31 (7.30pm), Sydney Football Stadium

- APNZ

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