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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

Sharks receive show-cause notices: report

Sharks receive show-cause notices: report

by , 20 Aug 2014

Seventeen past and present Cronulla players have reportedly been issued with show-cause notices over the NRL club’s 2011 supplements program. News Corp Australia says the notices, which follow ASADA’s 18-month anti-doping investigation, were distributed at a series of meetings on Wednesday. The players will have 10 days to respond and have the option to challenge […]

Erin Molan: Haters gonna hate

Erin Molan: Haters gonna hate

by , 20 Aug 2014

To Erin Molan, a piece of advice – haters gonna hate. But that doesn’t make this situation any easier. Some of you may have missed this story, so here’s a quick recap. Molan had been appearing in a regular segment on the Kyle and Jackie O Show called ‘Let’s get to know Erin’. On Friday […]

So your team’s missed the eight: who will you cheer for?

So your team’s missed the eight: who will you cheer for?

by , 20 Aug 2014

If your NRL team doesn’t make the final eight, which club will you secretly (or otherwise) hope goes the whole hog and wins the title? I have always found it an interesting exercise to put this question to my mates if their team is ‘prematurely’ on vacation when the big stuff rolls around. Some of […]

Ricky overwhelmed as the Raiders unravel

Ricky overwhelmed as the Raiders unravel

by , 20 Aug 2014

Being the optimistic, understanding type, I’ve been willing to give Ricky Stuart until mid-2015 to reverse the fortunes of the Canberra Raiders. After witnessing last weekend’s post-match presser, I’m no longer certain he’ll make it that far. As an amateur workplace psychologist, I’ve witnessed several senior colleagues slowly crumble under the weight of relentless pressure […]

I love Michael Potter, but he has to go

I love Michael Potter, but he has to go

by , 20 Aug 2014

In recent weeks, the media has ravaged the Wests Tigers and in particular their coach. While the scandal has now receded back into some form of serendipity, it is not without leaving sands of catastrophic damage. As a pro-Potter activist, I can tell you now he is as good as gone. Unfortunately has been placed […]

Ratings? Or bums on seats?

by , 20 Aug 2014

In a week where the biggest issue being discussed is the ’40/20 rule’ and ‘ballboy-gate’, I enjoyed an article by one of my favourite NRL journalists, Brad Walters, earlier today. Match scheduling is something which we have discussed numerous times here at Ladies who League. For me this issue comes down to one key question […]

Don’t forgo ASADA rights: NRL players told

by , 20 Aug 2014

Players’ union boss David Garnsey has warned NRL players caught in the crosshairs of the protracted ASADA probe not to forego their rights to finally obtain a conclusion to the 18-month investigation. The 17 players involved in the Sharks’ 2011 supplements program, which include 10 current NRL players, and their legal representatives are expected to […]

40/20 quick tap set to be scrapped

by , 20 Aug 2014

The controversial 40/20 quick tap rule is set to be axed ahead of the final three rounds of the regular season, with the NRL confirming it will be scrutinised at a competition committee meeting on Thursday. After the farcical scenes in Parramatta’s loss to Canterbury last round, the rule could be scrapped just hours before […]

Souths not out to ‘hurt’ any NRL player

by , 20 Aug 2014

South Sydney say they are not deliberately attempting to maim opponents as the focus on their controversial wrestling tactics intensifies three weeks out from the NRL finals. Manly’s Steve Matai and Brisbane’s Sam Thaiday have suffered injuries attributed to the Rabbitohs’ defensive techniques in successive weeks, with Ben Te’o hit with a four-week ban for […]

Roosters turn to Hastings for hooking help

by , 20 Aug 2014

The Sydney Roosters are set to turn to one of the club’s most famous names to try to alleviate their hooking crisis in the lead-up to the NRL finals. With first-choice No.9 Jake Friend sidelined with a hamstring injury and his back-up Heath L’Estrange out for the season with a knee issue, boom rookie Jackson […]


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