Pre-season return dates for every NRL club revealed

Pre-season return dates for every NRL club revealed

The pre-season return dates for every NRL club have been revealed as they look to get ready for the upcoming 2024 season.

The North Queensland Cowboys and Canberra Raiders will be the first two teams back on November 1, while the Newcastle Knights will be the last team to begin their pre-season on November 24.

Per News Corp, this is when every NRL club is set to begin their pre-season for the upcoming 2024 NRL season.

The Cowboys will begin their pre-season on November 1 with Jeremiah NanaiJamal ShibasakiViliami VaileaTom ChesterTom DuffyKulikefu FinefeuiakiJodeci Baker-Tiraha, and Jai Hansen the first few players to return.

It is understood by the publication that all their representative players – Reuben CotterValentine HolmesGriffin NeameLuciano LeiluaHeilum LukiMurray TaulagiRobert Derby and Zac Laybutt – won’t return to pre-season training until December.

The Raiders will begin their pre-season on November 1, with the entire squad returning on November 20. Ethan StrangeChevy Stewart and Jack Clydesdale are just three upcoming stars who will begin their training at the start of November.

November 6: Parramatta Eels

A handful of first-grade stars, such as Clinton GuthersonMitchell Moses and Reagan Campbell-Gillard, will return on November 6. However, others like Junior PauloDylan Brown, Wiremu Grieg, Daejarn Asi and Makia Sivo won’t be back to training until just before Christmas in December.

It has been revealed that rookie youngsters Connor MuhleisenRyan CouchmanToby Couchman and Viliami Fifita will be the first few players to return on November 6. While Jacob LiddleBlake LawrieZac LomaxJack BirdMoses Suli and Kyle Flanagan, among others, aren’t set to return until a week later.

November 6: The Dolphins

New recruit Jake Averillo will headline the list of players who will begin their pre-season training on November 6. The list also includes Jack BostockMason TeagueOryn KeeleyTom GilbertSean O’SullivanHarrison Graham, and Michael Waqa.

It is understood that all international representatives, including former Broncos prop Thomas Fleger, won’t return until Christmas time. Herbie Farnworth will be part of this group despite being unavailable for England due to injury.

November 6: Gold Coast Titans

Des Hasler will kick off his pre-season on November 6 with the likes of David FifitaAJ BrimsonAlofiana Khan-PereiraJayden Campbell, Tom Weaver, Tanah BoydBeau Fermor, and Sam Verrills all returning.

However, international stars such as Tino Fa’asuamaleauiKieran ForanKeano KiniJacob Alick and Moeaki Fotuaika won’t be back on deck until December.