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NRLBoasting the best attendance figures for a domestic competition of either Rugby code the National Rugby League competition, based in Australasia, is the premier rugby league competition in the world. The NRL features 15 Australian teams and one side New Zealand-based side. The NRL is 26 rounds long, starting its season in March and culminating in October with the NRL Grand Final. The NRL year runs in tandem with its representative season, which boasts one Anzac Test match, a City – Country fixture and the three game State Of Origin series.

Currently the Melbourne Storm are reigning premiers, having beaten the Canterbury Bulldogs 14-4 in the NRL Grand Final, a fiercely-contested battle featuring strong defensive rugby league, while Queensland currently hold a seven-year dominance over NSW in the State of Origin arena, after winning the 2012 State of Origin series 2-1, following a 21-20 nailbiter in the third game.

NRL Articles

North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

by , 2 Aug 2014

The in-form North Queensland Cowboys continue their push towards finals football with a clash against the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:30pm (AEST). The Cowboys have won two straight away games to really heat up a season that looked dead in the water not too […]

Cronulla Sharks vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog

Cronulla Sharks vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores, blog

by , 2 Aug 2014

MATCH RESULT: A 22-point effort from the Eels in the second half resulted in the visitors getting two very important competition points this afternoon. The Eels were too strong for a brave Sharks side today. The platform for the win was set up by the Parramatta forwards but strong performances from Hayne, Sandow, and Norman […]

Reality begins to bite Robinson and his Roosters

Reality begins to bite Robinson and his Roosters

by , 2 Aug 2014

Are you a super-duper league mentor who has just successfully cleaned up someone else’s mess at the first attempt? If so, congratulations! Consider your sense of reality severely clouded. Driving a doldrums team to a premiership in your first year as an NRL coach feels fantastic, not only for the toasty sense of achievement and […]

SMITHY: What’s in a number? Clubs should announce squads, not teams

SMITHY: What’s in a number? Clubs should announce squads, not teams

by , 2 Aug 2014

In a positive step forward, the NRL’s Integrity Unit is looking into the way teams selections are announced each week. I have been suggesting for decades there should be a better system. I know some of you will be muttering about my own conduct when it came to switching player positions within my teams, or […]

And then there were five… Who will replace Wayne Bennett?

And then there were five… Who will replace Wayne Bennett?

by , 2 Aug 2014

The speculation surrounding the head coaching position for the Newcastle Knights is coming to a close. The race has been narrowed to just five candidates who could replace Wayne Bennett. Reports have emerged that the five remaining candidates are Daniel Anderson, Brett Kimmorley, Garth Brennan, Terry Matterson and Rick Stone. Knights officials met on Thursday […]

Gorden, pull your head in

Gorden, pull your head in

by , 2 Aug 2014

First grade footballers have plenty of people offering them advice. They get it from their parents, their coaches, their mates, and their fans. So far be it from me to tell a first grade footballer what they should and should not do, but if I were to offer them one piece of advice it would […]

“I take the blame” – Tigers Boss seeks to repair relationship with Farah

“I take the blame” – Tigers Boss seeks to repair relationship with Farah

by , 2 Aug 2014

Embattled skipper Robbie Farah has returned to training with Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer saying they can sort out their differences and both remain at the NRL club. Farah is set to make himself available to play in Monday night’s clash with Melbourne at Campbelltown after missing training this week. The NSW Origin hooker […]

Manly edge closer to minor premiership

Manly edge closer to minor premiership

by , 2 Aug 2014 Video

Manly moved a step closer to their first minor premiership since 1997, and a vital top spot, with a 16-4 win over Brisbane at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. A stubborn Brisbane did their best to stay with an out-of-sorts Sea Eagles for much of the contest before a Brett Stewart try, his 76th in […]

Panthers get home over luckless Bulldogs

Panthers get home over luckless Bulldogs

by , 2 Aug 2014 Video

Penrith’s fortunes swung both ways on Friday night when they scored a 22-16 win over luckless Canterbury in a physical affair at ANZ Stadium. The Panthers kept their top-four hopes alive, but were the beneficiaries of the video referee denying two tries to the Bulldogs while their injury crisis deepened even further. Backrowers Bryce Cartwright […]

Crunch time for McFadden’s Warriors

by , 2 Aug 2014

The Warriors need to find a way to win without Shaun Johnson, and then keep doing it. After the superstar halfback re-aggravated the groin injury that ruled him out of last week’s loss to Manly, the pressure is well and truly on the team to band together for what could be a lengthy period without […]


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