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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

Super League is vital to the NRL

Super League is vital to the NRL

by , 27 Nov 2014

As a matter of official policy, the NRL makes explicit reference to its goal of ensuring that national selection for the Kangaroos is seen as the pinnacle of the sport. This further adds its intention to ensure a vibrant international scene, particularly among Pacific nations where the NRL has its most immediate impact. Based on […]

EXCLUSIVE: Nigel Plum retires from representative football, Ben Pomeroy still available

EXCLUSIVE: Nigel Plum retires from representative football, Ben Pomeroy still available

by , 27 Nov 2014

In a teary press conference, Penrith’s hard-hitting second-rower Nigel Plum has announced his retirement from all forms of representative football, effective immediately. Plum said the announcement, timed to coincide with the aftermath of the Four Nations final, was “one of the more difficult decisions I made this week. The time was right to get my […]

Morgan to fight for Cowboys No. 1 jersey

by , 26 Nov 2014

The term `friendly rivalry’ is about to get a new meaning at the North Queensland Cowboys after Michael Morgan made it clear he has no intention of relinquishing the No.1 jersey to good mate Lachlan Coote. Ex-Penrith fullback Coote arrived at the NRL club amid much fanfare as the man to replace club favourite Matt […]

Gorman’s history bodes well for Sharks’ future

Gorman’s history bodes well for Sharks’ future

by , 26 Nov 2014

Lyall Gorman will immediately provide the Cronulla Sharks with a polished exterior, but the club will only begin shining from the inside if the other people there are smart enough to go with him. Some of them still have lessons to learn, judging by coach Shane Flanagan’s performance at a media conference on Monday. The […]

PRENTICE: Knights folk still rising high for their man Alex

PRENTICE: Knights folk still rising high for their man Alex

by , 26 Nov 2014

There were a number of rugby league topics worthy of comment in the past week. These included Shane Flanagan’s blunt refusal to discuss the ASADA aftermath, a newspaper poll showing that fans don’t rate the NRL heads of state, and news that there is likely to be a serious bid for a second New Zealand […]

Burgess deserves Golden Boot gong

Burgess deserves Golden Boot gong

by , 26 Nov 2014

Sam Burgess’ defection to rugby union shouldn’t stop him receiving the 2014 Golden Boot award as the best player in rugby league. It would create a few headlines, put a couple of noses out of joint, but so what. Burgess deserves the accolade after an outstanding season. Johnathan Thurston won the award in 2013, and […]

Ben in the Hunt for NRL glory

Ben in the Hunt for NRL glory

by , 26 Nov 2014

Brisbane halfback and Australian utility Ben Hunt has proved he is ready for the NRL big time after finishing second only to the game’s greatest, Johnathan Thurston, in the statistics columns. Hunt had an excellent 2014 season in his first year as a full-time halfback, making his debut for Australia and narrowly missing out on […]

Gorman ready to wait for a Sharks sponsor

by , 26 Nov 2014

New Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman has refused to guarantee bringing in a major sponsor before the start of the 2015 NRL season but said he will change the perception of the NRL club. Former A-League boss Gorman, who also held the CEO position at the Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers, is regarded as […]

Cowboys go north to get heads right

by , 26 Nov 2014

Forget “going troppo” – Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons a trip north will help his side think clearly in case of yet another refereeing blunder. North Queensland coach Paul Green has promised a torturous three-day pre-season camp in the tropical heat of Cairns, 350km north of their hometown Townsville, from Thursday. But instead of losing […]

Mortimer ready to be Titans’ number one half

by , 26 Nov 2014

It sounds strange for a player with over 100 NRL appearances, two grand finals and one premiership to his name, but 2015 could be the making of Daniel Mortimer. The ex-Parramatta and Sydney Rooster joined Gold Coast midway through last year in the hope of more first grade opportunities. Since his arrival at the Titans, […]


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