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New NRL LogoBoasting 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 South Sydney Rabbitohs are reigning premiers, having beaten the Canterbury Bulldogs in the NRL Grand Final, a fiercely-contested battle that saw the strong defensive rugby league, while NSW have snapped Queensland’s eight-year dominance over NSW in the State of Origin arena, after winning the 2014 State of Origin series 2-1.

NRL Articles

Underrated Manly still more than capable of doing the Eagle Rock

Underrated Manly still more than capable of doing the Eagle Rock

by , 4 Mar 2015

My brother-in-law is a keen Manly fan. I have told him constantly he is an ordinary judge when it comes to football, but he did marry my sister, so he’s not a a totally bad judge. He asked me on the weekend if the Sea Eagles were actually participating in the 2015 premiership, such was […]

SMITHY: Fumbling my way through the NRL’s first round of matches

SMITHY: Fumbling my way through the NRL’s first round of matches

by , 4 Mar 2015

I remember footy season 1981 when Margaret, the wonderful lady at reception of James Cook Boys High School, won the tipping comp. She backed it up in 1982. She shared her secret with me – take the team ahead on the table or the home team if they are equal on points. Read more from […]

Round 1 NRL action to cure off-season nightmares

Round 1 NRL action to cure off-season nightmares

by , 4 Mar 2015

You know the off-season is too long when vision of Braith Anasta selling hotdogs behind the Allianz Stadium in-goal wakes you in a cold sweat. So good riddance to disrupted nights, and welcome back rugby league. Like most Roarers battling through the off season, I found the NRL integrity unit one sand hill too many […]

How to save a life: The NRL’s frightening new reality

How to save a life: The NRL’s frightening new reality

by , 4 Mar 2015

As another NRL season kicks off, an on-field death is not inevitable but is certainly possible, as are spinal injuries. And serious concussions are a given. And it’s because physical contact has become more a contest of the gymnasiums and coaching strategies, rather than tackling as it was once understood. Older players will remember the […]

Expect TV revenue for the NRL and AFL to only go up, and up

Expect TV revenue for the NRL and AFL to only go up, and up

by , 4 Mar 2015

The NRL has announced a $49.9million surplus from 2014, which is obviously a fantastic result for the sport. While there were a range of reasons for the accumulation of the cash, crucial in this announcement was the huge TV deal – an amount which is likely to grow next time around. The only thing we […]

Can the Rabbitohs go back to back in 2015?

Can the Rabbitohs go back to back in 2015?

by , 4 Mar 2015

No team has won consecutive premierships since the NRL competition began in 1998 following the Super League war. Are the South Sydney Rabbitohs about to become the first to accomplish the feat in 2015? The Brisbane Broncos were the last to truly achieve the difficult task back in 1992/1993. They also won the Super League […]

Hayne still keen to see the Eels

by , 4 Mar 2015

The Parramatta Eels remain close to Jarryd Hayne’s heart as he takes the next step on his journey to crack the NFL. Hayne announced on Tuesday that he had taken up a rookie contract with the San Francisco 49ers, three days out from the Eels’ 2015 NRL season opener against Manly. New Eels back-rower Anthony […]

NRL step up concussion crackdown

by , 4 Mar 2015

The NRL’s concussion crackdown will go up a level in 2015 with team medical officers to have sideline access to footage of incidents that will help them determine the severity of an injury. Last season was the first where official concussion protocols were put in place and NRL head of football Todd Greenberg said although […]

NRL’s Integrity Unit granted new powers

by , 4 Mar 2015

The NRL’s besieged Integrity Unit has backed down on proposed measures to seize players’ phones and computers as part of their investigations into misconduct. The NRL unveiled new investigative powers for its Integrity Unit on Tuesday, including requiring players to hand over phone records on demand and a crackdown on the use of social media. […]

Bulldogs excited by Morris double threat

by , 4 Mar 2015

Josh Morris believes his twin brother Brett can be the missing piece of the Canterbury jigsaw as the Bulldogs look to win a first NRL premiership in 11 years. Despite reaching last year’s grand final, only Cronulla, Gold Coast and the Wests Tigers scored less points than the Bulldogs before the finals. But Morris said […]


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