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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

Flanagan to “lead the cultural change at the Sharks”

Flanagan to “lead the cultural change at the Sharks”

by , 1 Nov 2014

Back from suspension, coach Shane Flanagan says he’s ready to lead a cultural change at embattled NRL club Cronulla. Defiant in rejecting any blame during the protracted anti-doping investigation which wracked the club for 18 months, Flanagan was making all the right noises in statements on Friday when the NRL ended his one-year ban. While […]

England’s NRL knowledge a boost

by , 1 Nov 2014

If England sensationally oust Australia from the Four Nations rugby league tournament on Sunday their success can be traced back to the NRL. Ahead of their crucial clash at Melbourne’s AAMI Park – which the Kangaroos must win to remain alive – England coach Steve McNamara says he’s learnt a lot about the opposition from […]

Knights officially release Darius Boyd

Knights officially release Darius Boyd

by , 1 Nov 2014

Darius Boyd is free to link up with mentor Wayne Bennett and rejoin Brisbane after being granted a release by Newcastle. The Test and Queensland back is expected to sign an NRL contract with the Broncos in the coming days after the 27-year-old and the Knights mutually agreed to part ways. Ever since Wayne Bennett […]

Flanagan cleared by NRL to return as Cronulla coach

by , 31 Oct 2014

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the club from suspension by the NRL. Flanagan was stood down for a year on December 17 in relation to Cronulla’s 2011 supplement program but he was eligible to return after nine months if he satisfactorily completed education and training courses. NRL integrity unit chief […]

Can we please stop feeling sorry for Paul Gallen?

Can we please stop feeling sorry for Paul Gallen?

by , 31 Oct 2014

Poor Paul Gallen… earning so many hundreds of thousands of dollars, captaining your state to Origin glory, World Cup glory for your country… life seems tough. Before anyone decides to have a go at me because he is suffering from depression and that I don’t know what he is going through, yes, I do know […]

NRL gave Gallen $80,000 for lawyers: report

NRL gave Gallen $80,000 for lawyers: report

by , 31 Oct 2014

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen reportedly received almost $80,000 from the NRL while under investigation by ASADA to cover his legal costs. The amount was significantly more than that given to any other past or present Sharks player, Fairfax Media reported on Friday. It is alleged Gallen received the special treatment after choosing not to use […]

Josh Hoffman joins Gold Coast Titans

Josh Hoffman joins Gold Coast Titans

by , 31 Oct 2014

Fullback Josh Hoffman has signed a three-year NRL deal with Gold Coast after being released by Brisbane. The 26-year-old had been linked to a number of suitors including Canberra, Canterbury and Parramatta. It’s understood Hoffman decided to make the move after Broncos coach Wayne Bennett insisted he play on the wing, and not fullback. The […]

Rugby league’s full-circle relationship with Paul Gallen

Rugby league’s full-circle relationship with Paul Gallen

by , 31 Oct 2014

I’m a Maroon-blooded Queensland supporter. That being said, I’ve spent time on both sides of the Paul Gallen fence, including time on the fence itself. I blindly hated Gal upon his entry to State of Origin, but only because he was a Cockroach, and he was good. His unsportsmanlike tactics on the field only served […]

I don’t like Mondays: NRL should follow AFL’s common sense example

I don’t like Mondays: NRL should follow AFL’s common sense example

by , 31 Oct 2014

For those who missed it, on Thursday the AFL released its 2015 fixture list, scrapping Sunday and Monday evening games, and introducing more Saturday afternoon football. For years clubs and fans alike have been calling on the NRL to scrap Monday night football in favour of a permanent Saturday afternoon timeslot. Monday night Football may […]

Martin Kennedy rejoins the Roosters

by , 31 Oct 2014

Prop Martin Kennedy has rejoined the Sydney Roosters after a disappointing 2014 NRL season with Brisbane. Kennedy spent five years at the Roosters before making a big money move to the Broncos ahead of last season, but he failed to make a significant impact and returning Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett deemed him surplus to requirements. […]


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