The new Vodafone Warriors draw has been revealed

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Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:14PM
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The New Zealand Warriors' draw for the new NRL season has been revealed and fans are going to get plenty of Friday night viewings.

The Warriors will play nine Friday night games from when the season restarts next week following the break due to Covid-19.

The first two weeks of the new draw had already been released with the Warriors to play the Dragons next Saturday before facing the Panthers the following Friday.

That begins a streak of four Fridays in a row where the Warriors will take the field.

They will play their 'home games' at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, beginning from next week's round three clash against St George Illawarra.

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The Warriors re-start the season with an 0-2 record after previous defeats to the Knights (0-20) and the Raiders (6-20) which leaves Stephen Kearney's side second to bottom on the table.

The Warriors will face defending champions the Roosters once this season, on July 24, and fellow 2019 grand finalists the Raiders a second time after previously meeting them before the season was suspended.

They will twice face Warriors great Shaun Johnson and the Sharks while playing the likes of the Rabbitohs, Broncos and Storm just once.

The Warriors finish the season with four of their final five games played on Sundays.

The New Zealand club will also have reinforcements for the season restart, with Canberra forward Jack Murchie joining the club as injury relief.

The emerging 22-year-old has only played three first-grade NRL matches but has shown some promise.

Murchie joins the Warriros in search for more opportunities after struggling to establish himself in Canberra.

Warriors 2020 schedule

Saturday May 30

Warriors v Dragons, 5pm

Friday June 5
Panthers v Warriors, 8pm

Friday June 12
Warriors v Cowboys

Friday June 19
Rabbitohs v Warriors

Friday June 26
Storm v Warriors

Saturday July 4
Warriors v Broncos

Friday July 10
Titans v Warriors

Sunday July 19
Warriors v Sharks

Friday July 24
Warriors v Roosters

Friday July 31
Tigers v Warriors

Friday August 7
Sea Eagles v Warriors

Friday August 14
Warriors v Panthers

Sunday August 23
Bulldogs v Warriors

Saturday August 29
Warriors v Knights

Sunday September 6
Warriors v Eels

Sunday September 13
Sharks v Warriors

Sunday September 20
Raiders v Warriors

Sunday September 27
Warriors v Sea Eagles