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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

Some unwanted advice from an outsider on how to fix Manly

Some unwanted advice from an outsider on how to fix Manly

by , 23 Sep 2014 Video

With their season done and Mad Monday passed out in the corner without drama, it’s time to go against all of my instincts and try to help Manly to help themselves. Yeah, I know, regular Sea Eagles people will bristle at advice being given from an outsider who couldn’t care less, and so they should. […]

TURNER: Roosters and Doggies to pair off in NRL’s big dance

TURNER: Roosters and Doggies to pair off in NRL’s big dance

by , 23 Sep 2014 Video

At the top of today’s column, I will stick my neck out and predict we are heading for a Roosters-Bulldogs grand final. Both teams squeezed home by a solitary point last weekend and in doing so convinced me they have the structures in place and the mental toughness to claim their respective grand final qualifiers. […]

Move along JT, it’s time for DCE

Move along JT, it’s time for DCE

by , 23 Sep 2014

It’s time for the Cowboys to put Johnathan Thurston out to pasture and place their future in the hands of Queensland’s next great player: Daly Cherry-Evans. After a tough finals loss to the Roosters, the door slammed shut on yet another North Queensland Cowboys grand final run. The window for winning is closing fast and […]

Finals footy is the best, and best experienced live

Finals footy is the best, and best experienced live

by , 23 Sep 2014 Video

For the last couple of years, come September I’ve often joked that I miss watching Parramatta choke in the finals. September and October are the best time of the year to be an NRL fan, especially if your team is in the finals. We have witnessed some tremendous football over the last two weekends – […]

Slater’s out, so who is the Kangaroos next fullback?

Slater’s out, so who is the Kangaroos next fullback?

by , 23 Sep 2014

Injury has ruled Billy Slater out of the Four Nations, leaving the door open for either Jarryd Hayne or Greg Inglis to take the custodian’s role. Billy may have played his last Test in green and gold, but surely the battle for his spot isn’t a two-horse race? Form suggests there are other challengers for […]

How the NRL can learn from the NFL

How the NRL can learn from the NFL

by , 23 Sep 2014 Video

There are a number of similarities in how both the NRL and NFL are officiated. As such, there are two key areas that the NRL can look to the NFL in order to better their own process and ensure the correct decisions are made. First is the ability for a change in possession to be […]

The week off: History shows Rabbitohs and Panthers hold NRL aces

The week off: History shows Rabbitohs and Panthers hold NRL aces

by , 23 Sep 2014 Video

It’s an argument as old as finals footy – is the week off in the finals a help or hindrance? Some will cite the importance of momentum, saying the battle-hardening of players is an advantage. Others would love a week off. Niggling injuries can be given a chance to heal, and it’s one less game […]

Battle-hardened Chooks ready for Souths

by , 23 Sep 2014

Premiers the Sydney Roosters are battle-hardened after epic back-to-back NRL finals campaigns says coach Trent Robinson. The Roosters’ 19-18 frantic qualifying final loss to Penrith two weeks ago was followed up by a frenetic 31-30 win over North Queensland last week to advance them through to Friday’s first preliminary final against South Sydney. Meanwhile the […]

Canterbury coach Hasler praises Penrith

by , 23 Sep 2014 Video

Saturday’s NRL preliminary final between Canterbury and Penrith continues a battle of the minds between two of the game’s best coaches in Des Hasler and Ivan Cleary. Two-time premiership-winner Hasler has turned around the Bulldogs’ season with back-to-back victories over Melbourne and Manly after his side had stumbled into the finals on the back of […]

Kingston tips a decade of joy for Penrith

by , 23 Sep 2014

Penrith club captain Kevin Kingston believes the young talent at the club means there’s no reason why the Panthers cannot dominate the NRL for the next decade. Kingston will hang up his boots at the end of the season to take up an assistant coaching role with the Panthers under-20s team – a position offered […]


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