NRL games today: National Rugby League schedule

Looking to find out what time the NRL games tonight are? Then you’ve come to the right place, because here at Pundit Feed, we have all the latest details about NRL games today. Read on for a run down of the action you can expect in the third week of the playoffs this weekend, as well as a full NRL schedule for the 2023 season.

NRL games today – upcoming matches in NRL playoffs

This weekend’s round of NRL action sees the third set of playoff matches go down on Friday and Saturday. With plenty on the line in the NRL games today as the Grand Final teams will be decided this weekend, let’s take a look at the NRL schedule for this week:

  • Friday, 11:50 GMT – Penrith Panthers vs Melbourne Storm
  • Saturday, 11:50 GMT – Brisbane Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors

With two crucial NRL matches taking place this weekend, there will be plenty of NRL matches today for punters to enjoy betting on

Best NRL game tonight

Trying to decide which NRL games today are worth watching? That’s a tough one, considering how evenly matched both of this weekend’s preliminary finals are.

Last time the Penrith Panthers and Melbourne Storm met at this stage of the season was two years ago, where the Panthers gritted out a tight 10-6 victory to book their spot in the Grand Final. With Melbourne being as mercurial as it gets the last few weeks (winning against the Broncos, then losing 26-0 the next week), the big question is which Storm side will show up in Penrith? If the side that has made the Grand Final four times in the past seven years, lifting the trophy twice, then we can expect a cracking contest in the NRL tonight.

The Warriors will also be looking to put in a big performance, as they face a tough task heading to Brisbane to take on an impressive Broncos team. The New Zealanders were back to their best last weekend against the Newcastle Knights, and if they bring the same level at Suncorp, could well upset the No 2 side this season.

Tune into the NRL tonight to find out!

Overall NRL schedule in 2023

You’ve seen what’s happening in the NRL tonight, but what about the bigger picture of the season?

Over the 2023 season, teams will play 24 matches each in the regular season. These matches will take place between Thursday 2 March and Saturday 2 September, with 27 rounds total in the NRL schedule. Following this, the season switched to playoffs mode, where four weeks will see eight teams whittled down to one winner.

Here’s what the NRL schedule will look like for the playoffs in September and October:

  • 8-10 September – NRL Finals Week One
  • 15-16 September – NRL Finals Week Two
  • 22-23 September – NRL Preliminary Finals
  • 1 October – NRL Grand Final

With the NRL regular season complete, and a month of finals footy well underway, these playoffs matches will be through in the blink of an eye. Who will make it all the way to the end? The NRL games today could prove crucial in deciding this.

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Bren Gray

Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and breaking news here at Pundit Feed.