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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

Manly’s narrow win puts their campaign back on track

Manly’s narrow win puts their campaign back on track

by , 1 Sep 2014 Video

Manly’s stunning comeback to beat Penrith yesterday has saved their season. Whether that translates into a premiership remains to be seen, but at least they’ve got the kick-start their campaign desperately needed. Had the Sea Eagles not won yesterday – and it is still amazing they got out of the jam they were in, first […]

The fans have spoken, but will the NRL listen?

The fans have spoken, but will the NRL listen?

by , 1 Sep 2014

The results of the NRL Fans Survey were recently released, and it is vital the NRL closely consider the results so that changes can be made for the 2015 season. The following five questions should be of the greatest importance to the NRL: 1. Is a day at the footy good value? A staggering 69 […]

Is Cam Smith still the best hooker in the NRL?

Is Cam Smith still the best hooker in the NRL?

by , 1 Sep 2014

Anyone who has followed anything I have posted on this site would know that I am quite happy to make an unpopular statement. However, even I have shied away from saying what I am about to say. I think Cameron Smith is the greatest hooker to play the game of rugby league, but right now […]

Fantastic finish to Sunday arvo dulled by delayed coverage

Fantastic finish to Sunday arvo dulled by delayed coverage

by , 1 Sep 2014 Video

Manly’s win over the Panthers was brilliant game full of attacking footy, with a nail-biting finish in front of a big crowd on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The coverage was great, the commentating spot on, and the atmosphere was well captured. But the excitement came over an hour after the frantic and brilliant finish. Most […]

Bears, Jets and Bombers could create a real Super League

Bears, Jets and Bombers could create a real Super League

by , 1 Sep 2014

Billionaire Marwan Koukash wants to buy a NRL club. Forget it Marwan, make the Super League a World League instead and make the NRL redundant. All he needs is to get a handful of clubs from Australia and New Zealand on board. The Newtown Jets, Central Coast Bears, Brisbane Bombers and Wellington Orcas are just […]

Win was all Warriors wanted: Mannering

by , 1 Sep 2014

Warriors skipper Simon Mannering steered clear of the maths as he led his team to a 42-0 whitewash against the Gold Coast Titans in Auckland. After two defeats in a row, the Warriors had begun the weekend in 10th place, two points below the top eight. Their seven-try victory over Gold Coast still left them […]

[VIDEO] Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers: NRL highlights, scores, blog

[VIDEO] Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers: NRL highlights, scores, blog

by , 31 Aug 2014 Popular article! Video

A high quality contest awaits as top four hopefuls the Penrith Panthers travel to Brookvale Oval to take on potential minor premiers the Manly Sea Eagles. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:00pm AEST. Manly still find themselves in a strong position to claim first position on the ladder despite suffering a […]

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

by , 31 Aug 2014

The New Zealand Warriors put their slim finals hopes on the line as they do battle with a Gold Coast Titans side playing for pride. Join The Roar from 2:00pm AEST today for live coverage of this Round 25 fixture. Under coach Andrew McFadden the Warriors have combined their creative flair with intelligent structure, but […]

Stodgy league shows that expansion plans should be shelved

Stodgy league shows that expansion plans should be shelved

by , 31 Aug 2014

You know it kills me to march in here like Major Buzzkill and start some military-grade whinging, but… Actually, who am I kidding. I’m a follower of rugby league in Australia, and it’s my darn right to be completely dark on the game at all times. Having the sh*ts about footy is in my DNA. […]

Our backs are against the wall, but we like it that way: Broncos

by , 31 Aug 2014

He could do without anymore refereeing blunders against his team but Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin believes the Broncos’ task gets easier with each week that passes in the NRL. Friday’s 30-22 win over St George Illawarra at Suncorp Stadium despite a shocking error from referee Ben Cummins, who sin-binned forward Matt Gillett in the second-half, […]


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