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: NSWRL Grand Final day - VB NSW  Cup grand final match between the Wyong Roos and the Newcastle Knights at Pirtek Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Digital Image by Mark Nolan.

The New South Wales Rugby League has updated its 2016 NSW Cup draw, with the upcoming season bound to be more exciting and entertaining than ever before. There is less than one month to the kick-off of the new season, commencing on Saturday 5 March.

Click here for the 2016 NSW Cup draw.

The 2016 NSW Cup competition begins with six stellar clashes bound to entertain all footy fans. Round 1 sees Premiers Newcastle begin their title defence against North Sydney; the Cutters clash with the Warriors; Wentworthville and Wyong fight it out at Ringrose; Canterbury and Newtown do battle at Belmore; Wests Tigers and Manly tussle at Leichhardt; and last year’s powerhouses Mounties and Penrith open the new season in a match-of-the-round clash at GIO Stadium.

Other key dates on this year's NSW Cup calendar including the official Country Round (Rd 9), with matches due to be played across regional NSW and specifically across the Illawarra; Round 5's rivalry match-up of Newtown and Wests Tigers, arch-rivals who both missed the 2015 NSW Cup Finals Series; and Newtown's Reunion Day in Round 24 when they play North Sydney.

Fox Sports will again broadcast each round's blue-ribbon clash live and exclusive in high definition throughout the entire regular season and finals series.

For exclusive NSW Cup content, including the latest on each club's key signings and in-depth player feature articles, make your homepage - there's NSW Cup news each and every week throughout the off-season!

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.