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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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2014 NRL grand final: Who do the stats say will win?

2014 NRL grand final: Who do the stats say will win?

by , 2 Oct 2014 Video

By around 9pm Sunday night we’ll know the identity of the 2014 NRL champions. In the meantime a whole lot of people are all going to have their say about who is going to win and why. I’ve examined the stats from top to bottom and come up with this earth shattering conclusion: it could […]

James Graham v Sam Burgess is worth the grand final price of admission alone

James Graham v Sam Burgess is worth the grand final price of admission alone

by , 2 Oct 2014

Every rugby league player, fan and media has far more respect for Bulldog powerhouse prop James Graham than the NRL referees. The whistle-blowers could only manage to award Graham 15 points in the Dally Ms, making the Englishman equal 16th on the pecking order, 17 points shy of the co-winners Johnathan Thurston and Jarryd Hayne. […]

Seven reasons the Bulldogs can win the 2014 NRL grand final

Seven reasons the Bulldogs can win the 2014 NRL grand final

by , 2 Oct 2014 Video

After twenty-six rounds of the regular season and a gripping finals series, it’s all come down to this. The South Sydney Rabbitohs will face the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday to decide the 2014 NRL premiership. The Bunnies go into the game as raging hot favourites, with most bookies pricing them at an unbackable $1.35. Needless […]

My 2014 NRL grand final preview

My 2014 NRL grand final preview

by , 2 Oct 2014 Video

Here we are at the biggest game of the rugby league season – the 2014 NRL grand final. The game is between two clubs with great history and significance in the game of rugby league, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. South Sydney are into their first grand final since their last premiership […]

Latest concussion study casts doubt over testing

Latest concussion study casts doubt over testing

by , 2 Oct 2014

As Sunday’s NRL grand final looms large, a Melbourne neuroscientist has issued a poignant reminder of the dangers of concussion across the football codes. Dr Alan Pearce, of Deakin University, is the man whose research unveiled the plight of former league stars Shaun Valentine and Ian Roberts, as well as AFL hardman Greg ‘Diesel’ Williams. […]

A trip down memory lane to the last Souths vs Canterbury grand final

A trip down memory lane to the last Souths vs Canterbury grand final

by , 2 Oct 2014 Video

There is plenty of nostalgia this week, with South Sydney Rabbitohs playing their first grand final since 1971. It was a good year as I recall, being 15 I was just awakening to the fact that there was another half of the human race that was quite fascinating. In fact, they would soon have me […]

I’ll make peace with Crowe, says Piggins

by , 2 Oct 2014

Long-time South Sydney patriarch George Piggins will attend Sunday’s NRL grand final against Canterbury and intends to finally bury the hatchet with owner Russell Crowe if the pair cross paths at ANZ Stadium, after years of acrimony. Piggins walked away from his 42-year association with the Rabbitohs after Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court won […]

England coach hails Burgess and Graham

by , 2 Oct 2014

England coach Steve McNamara believes the performances of James Graham and Sam Burgess in last weekend’s NRL preliminary finals is proof they are two of the best players in the world. McNamara, who is in an assistant coach to Trent Robinson at the Sydney Roosters, admitted it was uncomfortable viewing watching Burgess, who he gave […]

Run at me, Keary tells Dogs forwards

by , 2 Oct 2014

South Sydney five-eighth Luke Keary has dared Canterbury’s imposing forward pack to test his supposed defensive frailties in Sunday’s NRL grand final. Once rejected as too small to play in the NRL, Keary’s late season halves combination with Adam Reynolds has sparked the Rabbitohs attack and helped to send them into their first grand final […]

I owe Hasler for his loyalty: Williams

by , 2 Oct 2014

Tony Williams says he owes Canterbury coach Des Hasler a big performance in Sunday’s NRL final for standing by him when he was struggling last year. Williams was first signed by two-time premiership-winning coach Hasler for Manly from Parramatta in 2008 and turned him from a bulldozing winger into a damaging and skilful back-rower. After […]


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