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AFL and NRL teams are due to clash at the Waverley on Saturday night.
It’s been a tough few weeks for rugby league and AFL in Ireland.
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The first clash of the season is between the Brisbane Broncos and the Newcastle Knights at Suncorp Stadium in Dublin.
The Broncos will be looking to snap the Knights’ four-year NRL drought in the opening match.
The Knights have won three of their last four league games against the Broncos, including the last meeting at Sunbank Stadium in October.
The Knights will be hoping to move up to the NRL top eight for the first time since 2012.
The last time they were in the NRL’s top eight was in 2015.
It’s been five years since the Knights last won the NRL title and only three years since they won the Super Rugby title.
The Knights’ next home match is against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at AAMI Park on Saturday.
They last won in the AAMI Stadium in March 2015, defeating the Dragons by six points in a thrilling NRL Grand Final.
The Dragons are back at home this weekend against the Parramatta Eels at Sunstream Stadium.
Parramatta have won four of their five games in Dublin against the Knights, and will be coming off a bye.
The Eels will be playing the first game of the new era against the Canberra Raiders at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday evening.