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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 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

Comeback King boosts Souths’ Nines bid

by , 1 Feb 2015

Signed on a one dollar deal, Matt King has helped his “tight” employers South Sydney stay on track for a major payday at the $2.4 million Auckland Nines. And fellow returning retiree Ken Nagas has enjoyed a priceless experience as Canberra shocked tournament favourites the New Zealand Warriors at Eden Park. The Rabbitohs already have […]

Sport and gambling are too close, and need to be separated

Sport and gambling are too close, and need to be separated

by , 1 Feb 2015

I wish this whole article was a joke but it isn’t. The influence of gambling on sport has increased in recent years, but the two are now so intertwined it is hard to tell where one starts and the other begins. The NRL – in its official app – now has gambling odds as part […]

[VIDEO] 2015 Auckland Nines – Day 1: NRL highlights, live scores, blog

[VIDEO] 2015 Auckland Nines – Day 1: NRL highlights, live scores, blog

by , 31 Jan 2015 Video

After a bumper competition in 2014, the NRL Nines return to Eden Park in Auckland for a second year. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of day one of competition from 10:30am (AEDT). It will be the North Queensland Cowboys looking to defend the only piece of silverware in their cabinet when the […]

Auckland Nines preview part 4: Rangitoto (blue) group

Auckland Nines preview part 4: Rangitoto (blue) group

by , 31 Jan 2015

The teams in the Rangitoto group for this year’s Auckland Nines are the Parramatta Eels, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons. The squads are as follows: Parramatta Eels Will Hopoate, Semi Radradra, John Folau, Brad Takairangi, Reece Robinson, Corey Norman, Chris Sandow (c), Junior Paulo, Kaysa Pritchard, Peni Terepo, Manu […]

NRL season preview: St George Illawarra Dragons

NRL season preview: St George Illawarra Dragons

by , 31 Jan 2015

The St George Illawarra Dragons are a side that are scrutinised by their fans more than any other club in the game. These passionate fans make what has gone on at the Dragons over the last couple of years completely unacceptable. In 2014 they started the season with a win, and then it all went […]

New-look Dragons to debut at Auckland Nines

New-look Dragons to debut at Auckland Nines

by , 31 Jan 2015

After three seasons without a finals appearance, the Dragons fans are looking towards better things this year. Most fans are more than happy with last year’s mid-season replacement of head coach Steve Price with former Illawarra great Paul ‘Mary’ McGregor, but Price’s legacy was felt during the off season with major salary cap problems forcing […]

Let’s hear it for the NRL fans

Let’s hear it for the NRL fans

by , 31 Jan 2015

With the start of the 2015 NRL season rapidly approaching, it might be time to turn our focus to the most under-appreciated sector of the NRL – the fans. Sure, every player says it’s all about the fans, and the NRL constantly talk about how they are trying to improve the experience for the fans, […]

Auckland Nines preview part 3: Waiheke (green) group

Auckland Nines preview part 3: Waiheke (green) group

by , 30 Jan 2015

The teams in the Waiheke group for this year’s Auckland Nines are the Melbourne Storm, Penrith Panthers, North Queensland Cowboys and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The squads are as follows: Melbourne Storm Young Tonumaipea, Kenny Bromwich, Will Chambers (c), Kurt Mann, Richie Kennar, Dayne Weston, Cameron Munster, Hymel Hunt, Tim Glasby, Marika Koroibete, Travis Robinson, […]

Fixing the rugby league pre-season

Fixing the rugby league pre-season

by , 30 Jan 2015

Tomorrow, rugby league’s most ordered, sensible pre-season since the end of the Tooheys Challenge in 1995 will kick off in Auckland. A Nines tournament, followed by the Charity Shield, an All Star game and a six-team World Club Series looks organised and restrained compared to some of the chaos of recent seasons, when millions of […]

Is there really a future for the Auckland Nines?

Is there really a future for the Auckland Nines?

by , 30 Jan 2015

It has become increasingly clear that some NRL clubs are not taking the Auckland Nines tournament seriously. The Melbourne Storm and Penrith Panthers squads are especially laughably thin. The Canterbury Bulldogs halves are staying home, the Canberra Raiders aren’t sending a single frontline forward and Wests Tigers have maybe four players who will line up […]


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