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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.

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NRL announce crackdown on lifting tackles

NRL announce crackdown on lifting tackles

by , 16 Apr 2014

The NRL has announced they will crack down on lifting tackles, with players to be given a mandatory suspension for placing a fellow player in a dangerous position. From now on, we can expect any defender involved in lifting a player above the horizontal in the tackle to spend some time on the sidelines. The […]

Is Cooper Cronk league’s real MVP?

Is Cooper Cronk league’s real MVP?

by , 16 Apr 2014

The argument that Johnathan Thurston is the NRL’s so-called “best player” is a common one in certain circles of the Australian rugby league community. Just recently, Immortal Bob Fulton claimed that Thurston was the equal of another Immortal, Halfback of the Century and Channel Nine personality Andrew Johns. Last year, Andrew’s own brother Matthew, one […]

BROWNIE: Rule changes forcing teams to play less like the Storm

BROWNIE: Rule changes forcing teams to play less like the Storm

by , 16 Apr 2014

What a topsy turvy NRL season we’ve had so far. I think I can safely say that I’ve never seen a team lead the competition despite a negative for-and-against record. How unpredictable is it? I’d hate to be a punter. The most obvious reasons for this unpredictability are the changes around the interpretation of the […]

Read this before signing: The clubs

Read this before signing: The clubs

by , 16 Apr 2014

Following my previous article on what players should beware before signing a contract, today’s we look at what clubs should be cautious of when signing a player. 1. The player you buy is not necessarily the player you get. Each player is also a representation of those around him. The reality of the player may […]

View from the couch: NRL 2014 Round 6

View from the couch: NRL 2014 Round 6

by , 16 Apr 2014

The NRL ladder continues to be topped by a team with a negative for-and-against, and propped up by last year’s premiers. So how did the weekend’s games unfold? Penrith versus Souths Another wet night made this game a great cure for insomnia. The Panthers dominated the yardage game early and set up camp on Souths’ […]

Dragons were wronged, says NRL refs boss

Dragons were wronged, says NRL refs boss

by , 16 Apr 2014

NRL referees boss Tony Archer admits the on-field officials should have blown fulltime before Melbourne scored their dramatic winning try against St George Illawarra on Monday. The Dragons were left fuming after winger Young Tonumaipea dived over in the corner to score a try and seal a come-from-behind 28-24 victory at AAMI Park, claiming the […]

Souths Reynolds looks for bigger impact

by , 16 Apr 2014

South Sydney playmaker Adam Reynolds is determined to increase his impact on his NRL side against one of the form halfbacks of the competition. The Rabbitohs head into their Good Friday clash with Canterbury in improving form, having notched back-to-back wins following three straight losses. Halfback Reynolds is a key component of the team and, […]

Taylor fired up for Titans NRL clash

by , 16 Apr 2014

Don’t make Dave Taylor angry. You won’t like him when he is angry. Some tough calls await NRL table-topping Gold Coast NRL coach John Cartwright as he weighs up replacing in-form No.1 David Mead with fit-again fullback William Zillman ahead of Monday night’s away clash with Penrith. But it seems one thing is clear – […]

2014 NRL season: Round 7 preview

2014 NRL season: Round 7 preview

by , 16 Apr 2014

The Gold Coast Titans still lead the NRL, despite a negative points differential of -5, while last year’s bottom two teams, the Wests Tigers and Parramatta, sit third and fifth respectively ahead of their Easter Monday showdown. Wests Tigers versus Eels Who would have thought the worst two teams last year would both be in […]

NRL Round 7 – Full teams list, match information

NRL Round 7 – Full teams list, match information

by , 15 Apr 2014

We’ll bring you all the teams named for each and every week of the NRL, right here on The Roar. We’ll be updating them live as soon as they come in. Friday 18 April South Sydney v Canterbury Kickoff: 4:00pm AEST Venue: ANZ Stadium South Sydney: 1 Greg Inglis, 2 Nathan Merritt, 3 Dylan Walker, […]


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