NRL draw: What you need to know
With the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership draw now available, NRL.com analysed each club's schedule to give a quick snapshot of the important points in your team's fixture list.
Teams they play twice: Roosters, Warriors, Sea Eagles, Broncos, Knights, Rabbitohs, Panthers, Dragons, Eels
Teams they play once: Storm, Wests Tigers, Raiders, Cowboys, Sharks, Titans
Starting point: The Bulldogs' first game of the season is at their spiritual Belmore home against heavyweights Melbourne. After that it's the Roosters at Allianz followed by a trip over the ditch to face the Warriors.
Tough run: Mercifully for blue and white fans the Dogs have a very light load in terms of travel in 2017, with no away games in Melbourne or Townsville. The toughest stretch could be just after Origin III and their second bye when a trip to Suncorp in Round 20 is followed by a trip to Penrith in Round 21 before returning home to host what is expected to be a dangerous Eels outfit in Round 22.
Show-stoppers: The big season opener at Belmore against the Storm will be one that fans can't wait for. Needless to say the traditional Good Friday blockbuster at ANZ against the Rabbitohs in Round 7 will be absolutely massive.
Origin impact: (Byes: Round 15 and 19.) David Klemmer and Josh Jackson are shaping as the only Origin certainties for Canterbury, though the Morris twins are in with a shot. With that in mind, a Round 12 meeting with what could potentially be an Origin-ravaged Cronulla side (Jack Bird, Wade Graham, James Maloney, Andrew Fifita and Val Holmes could all be missing) may be a blessing.