We're seriously missing the NRL action, but this news has got us keen as for the 2018 season!
The dates for the 2018 Cowboys games have been released and we're busy adding them to our diary.
Before we get to that, FYI there will be a standalone weekend for State of Origin II, while no club will have more than three 5-day turnarounds as part of a drive to protect player welfare.
The Premiership will open with a clash between St George Illawarra and Brisbane Broncos at UOW Jubilee Stadium on Thursday, March 8.
Round One will also feature a Sunday afternoon clash between Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels at Panthers Stadium. There will be 28 Sunday matches in Sydney - in 22 of the 25 rounds.
Get out a Sharpie, and get ready to scribble this info onto your calendar...
The dates in bold are home games at 1300 SMILES Stadium.
ROUND 1: Friday 9 March, 7:50pm vs Sharks
ROUND 2: Friday 16 March, 7:50pm vs Broncos
ROUND 3: Friday 22 March, 7:50pm vs Storm
ROUND 4: Thursday 29 March, 7:40pm vs Panthers
ROUND 5: Saturday 7 April, 5:30pm vs Warriors
ROUND 6: Saturday 14 April, 5:30pm vs Bulldogs
ROUND 7: Saturday 21 April, 7:30pm vs Titans
ROUND 8: Saturday 28 April, 7:30pm vs Raiders
ROUND 9: Friday 4 May, 7:50pm vs Panthers
ROUND 10: Thursday 10 May, 7:50pm vs Tigers
ROUND 11: Saturday 19 May, 5:30pm vs Rabbitohs
ROUND 12: Friday 25 May, 7:50pm vs Storm
ROUND 13: Thursday 31 May, 7:50pm vs Sea Eagles
ROUND 14: Saturday 9 June, 7:30pm vs Eels
ROUND 15: Friday 15 June, 6:00pm vs Warriors
ROUND 16: Sunday 1 July, 4:10pm vs Rabbitohs
ROUND 17: BYE
ROUND 18: Saturday 14 July, 7:30pm vs Raiders
ROUND 19: Saturday 21 July, 7:30pm vs Dragons
ROUND 20: Friday 27 July, 6:00pm vs Knights
ROUND 21: Saturday 4 August, 7:30pm vs Roosters
ROUND 22: Thursday 9 August, 7:50pm vs Broncos
ROUND 23: Saturday 18 August, 7:30pm vs Sharks
ROUND 24: Friday 24 August, 7:50pm vs Eels
ROUND 25: Saturday 1 September, 5:30pm vs Titans