2017 First Grade Fixture announced
The 2017 NRL Victoria First Grade fixture has been announced.
The competition will start on Saturday the 8th of April with Casey to meet Altona, the North West Wolves to lock horns with Doveton and Sunbury and Waverley to host Northern Thunder and Werribee respectively.
Each team will play every other team home and away this year and have two fixture byes.
The league will also have byes on the 15th of April for Easter and the 24th of June for the Affiliated States Championships.
The league will also have a General Bye on the 8th of July that coincides with school holidays. An over 35s masters competition is set to take place during this weekend.
Initiatives in this year fixture include Referee Respect Round in round 5, State of Mind Round in round 9 and Women in League Round in round 13.
The finals format will again be Semi Finals, Preliminary Finals and Grand Final and will start on the 19th of August. The Grand Final will be played on the 2nd of September.
Casey will have to wait until Round 8 to get a piece of revenge on Werribee after last year’s 4-point Grand Final loss.
The Full Fixture can be found on the NRL Victoria website under the competitions tab.