Here is all you need to know about the Gold Coast Titans' 2022 Telstra Premiership draw.
Teams they play twice
Sea Eagles, Eels, Knights, Sharks, Raiders, Dragons, Warriors, Broncos, Cowboys.
Teams they play once
Storm, Panthers, Rabbitohs, Roosters, Wests Tigers, Bulldogs.
Thursday 2; Friday 4; Saturday 12; Sunday 6.
An up and down opening month for the Titans features a tough season-opener against the Eels at CommBank Stadium plus a trip to Canberra in round three, alternating with very winnable home games against the Warriors and Wests Tigers in rounds two and four.
Top 10 tries for 2021: Titans
Starting with the Parramatta return bout in round five, the Titans come up against four of last year's top six in a five-week period with the Eels (home), Sea Eagles (away), Cowboys (away), Panthers (home) and Roosters (in Mackay) throwing up a tricky patch leading into the rep period.
Make it count
The Titans have dodged repeat games against most of last season's heavyweights, meaning their draw outside of the above patch is not too threatening on paper. The club has two separate three-game bursts towards the end of the year in which they should be targeting three straight wins. Against the Broncos, Bulldogs and Raiders from rounds 18 to 20 then against the Dragons, Knights and Warriors in the final three weeks of the season.
Best finishes: 69-point sizzler
Storyline to watch
Jayden Campbell made a massive impression in his seven appearances in 2021 and with a new-look halves pairing likely following the departures of Ash Taylor, Jamal Fogarty and Tyrone Peachey, how well the spine can combine during the pre-season will impact how the likes of David Fifita are brought into the game in 2022. After a heart-breaking exit during the finals in 2021, the Titans will want to ensure it’s not a one-off experience.