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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

2015 NRL predictions: Where to for the bottom eight?

2015 NRL predictions: Where to for the bottom eight?

by , 23 Oct 2014

A few weeks ago we looked at how I reckon this year’s finalists will go next year. This week we are going to examine the sides that had their Mad Mondays early, that had their post season holidays in September. The also rans, the strugglers and the just-not-quite-good-enough sides. Can any of this mob actually […]

‘Cattledog’ Raudonikis winning cancer battle

by , 23 Oct 2014

Rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis appears to be winning his battle with throat cancer. The former NSW halfback revealed his cancer diagnosis during the Blues’ victorious State of Origin campaign early this year. Western Suburbs Magpies chairman Michael Liubinskas said Raudonikis had revealed heartening news from his doctors after undergoing treatment over the last few […]

Hoffman to start against Kangaroos

by , 23 Oct 2014

Brisbane Broncos outcast Josh Hoffman will be given the chance to audition for his NRL future during New Zealand’s Four Nations campaign, after Dallin Watene-Zelezniak withdrew from the tournament with a foot injury. Hoffman was drafted into Kiwi coach Stephen Kearney’s 24-man squad for the four-week tournament after Watene-Zelezniak broke his foot at training. Broncos […]

No coach, now no CEO as Sharks sack Steve Noyce

by , 23 Oct 2014

Cronulla Sharks boss Steve Noyce has been let go by the NRL club in a management restructure. Noyce’s chief executive role has been made redundant with the club set to appoint a group CEO whose portfolio will cover football and the leagues club, in a similar model used at a number of NRL clubs including […]

Rooster Nu’uausala cleared after pub fracas

by , 23 Oct 2014

Sydney Roosters forward Frank-Paul Nu’uausala has been cleared of any wrong-doing following an assault at a Sydney hotel last weekend. The NRL club issued a statement on Wednesday night saying it had been informed by the Rose Bay Local Area Command that Nu’uausala had no case to answer. Nu’uausala was at a Double Bay pub […]

Thaiday: Size doesn’t matter for Roos

by , 23 Oct 2014

Desperate times call for different measures and Sam Thaiday has been quick to embrace his previously unwanted role as Australia’s front-row big bopper in the Four Nations. A reluctant prop, Thaiday has shrugged off concerns the Kangaroos are under-sized and could be bullied by the bigger New Zealand pack in their tournament opener on Saturday […]

Barba, Hoffman on the outer at Broncos

by , 23 Oct 2014

Foundation Broncos coach Wayne Bennett is once again “stamping his authority” by allowing prize NRL signing Ben Barba to return to Sydney, according to Brisbane stalwart Sam Thaiday. Barba is reportedly poised to defect to Cronulla after Bennett allowed the 2012 Dally M Medallist to negotiate with rival clubs along with fellow fullback Josh Hoffman. […]

Beale called up for Kiwis

by , 23 Oct 2014

Gerard Beale will take the place of Dallin Watene-Zelezniak in New Zealand’s side for Saturday’s Four Nations clash with Australia, after the Penrith youngster broke his ankle at training. Watene-Zelezniak will miss the four-week tournament. St George-Illawarra utility Beale will move onto the Kiwis’ right wing. Brisbane Broncos discard Josh Hoffman has been brought into […]

PRENTICE: Four Nations will prove to be a winner on the field

PRENTICE: Four Nations will prove to be a winner on the field

by , 22 Oct 2014

Someone told me there’s a Four Nations rugby league Test series starting this weekend. Fair dinkum? I know many Roarers think I’m bordering on prehistoric, but last time I looked, I wasn’t dwelling in a cave. Four Nations – Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Samoa. And they are all here and preparing to play […]

Kiwis name three Four Nations rookies

by , 22 Oct 2014

New Zealand are sweating on the fitness of Dallin Watene-Zelezniak after the teenage winger was one of three rookies named in the Kiwi squad for Saturday night’s Four Nations opener against Australia in Brisbane. North Queensland Cowboys forward Jason Taumalolo is set to make his Test debut at lock while Penrith flyer Watene-Zelezniak will start […]


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