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2020 NRL trial dates: Pre-season schedule locked in

The full list of 2020 NRL trials has been locked in, with premiers Sydney Roosters to face English Super League Champions St Helens in the 2020 World Club Challenge and a number of regional venues to host matches.

The return of the NRL Nines in Perth, the All Stars game on the Gold Coast and the first trial featuring NRL teams in Papua New Guinea are other features on the schedule.

The Broncos play four trials over three weekends with the club's reserve-grade roster to face Wynnum-Manly Seagulls on February 21 and the Central Queensland Capras on February 15 - the same weekend as the Nines. The senior players will face the Cowboys on February 22 and the Titans on February 29.

The Broncos are the only club to play more than two trials, while the Raiders, Eels, Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles play just one trial each. 

The WCC match-up will pit the two champion teams at St Helens' home ground, Totally Wicked Stadium, on Saturday, February 22 at 7.45pm local time (Sunday, February 23 at 6.45am AEDT).

The Roosters, competing as Eastern Suburbs Roosters, won the inaugural World Club Challenge played against St Helens in 1976.

NRL Nines 2020 is headed to Perth

The Rabbitohs and Dragons will head to Mudgee on Saturday, February 29 for the latest installment in their time honoured Charity Shield rivalry.

It will be the third time Glen Willow Stadium has hosted the annual pre-season game as part of a four-year partnership between Mid-Western Regional Council, the Rabbitohs and the Dragons.

The Sharks and Bulldogs will face off in an historic trial in Papua New Guinea a week prior to that on February 22.

The Port Moresby clash will be the first time two NRL clubs have played a trial in PNG, with Brisbane having already faced Intrust Super Cup side the PNG Hunters there previously.

Fans in Melbourne's south-east will have the chance to see their Storm heroes play against North Queensland Cowboys next year.

The Storm have partnered with the City of Casey in what will be a festival of rugby league on Saturday, February 29, culminating with the Storm v Cowboys NRL pre-season trial at Casey Fields (kickoff 5.30pm).

Storm CEO Dave Donaghy said the festival would be a day and night to remember.

"Casey and the surrounding areas are a real stronghold for Storm members and rugby league fans," he said.

"It's exciting that for the first time we’ll be taking our main pre-season trial to that part of Melbourne."

NRL trial dates

All kick-offs listed as local time