Penrith will begin their quest for an unprecedented NRL threepeat when they start their 2023 campaign against Brisbane at BlueBet Stadium on Friday, March 3.
The 8pm game will be live on Fox Sports and Channel Nine and is expected to be played in front of a sellout crowd given it’ll be the first Premiership match at the venue since Penrith won the 2022 title.
The Panthers will be back at home the following week for a Thursday night game against Souths before a Round 3 bye.
The highly anticipated Grand Final re-match between Penrith and Parramatta has been slated for Round 4 at CommBank Stadium. The two sides will meet again towards the end of the season.
A highly anticipated match-up against the Roosters, in which the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Grand Final will be celebrated, has been slated for Friday, May 12 at 8pm at BlueBet Stadium.
The week before Penrith take on the Warriors in Magic Round.
Penrith’s first game against newcomers the Dolphins comes in Round 20 at Redcliffe on Sunday, July 16.
In a major win for the Panthers, their final two home games are at BlueBet.
Penrith’s pre-season fixtures have also been confirmed, with matches against the Eels and St Helens.
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