The Melbourne Storm will face the Manly Sea Eagles at the Brookvale Oval in New South Wales on Saturday, March 8.
It’s the first match of the season for both teams.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. local time.
The game will be available for live stream via the NRL subscription service. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports and Sky Sports 2.
Both teams struggled during the preseason, bowing out at the group stage at the Auckland Nines competition.
The Storm went winless in both trial matches while the Sea Eagles beat Parramatta two weeks ago.
The Storm lost major players to retirement–Jason Ryles and Brett Finch–while Gareth Widdop defected to St. George Illawarra.
The Sea Eagles also lost several players in the offseason, with the retirement of Joe Galuvao, and the defection of George Rose, Brent Kite, and David Gower.
The Sea Eagles are also struggling with injuries, as Jorge Tofua, David Williams, and Jason King are not going to play.
Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater won’t play for the Storm due to injuries.
Early predictions have the Sea Eagles beating the Storm.