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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

New Zealand storm home against depleted Aussies

New Zealand storm home against depleted Aussies

by , 26 Oct 2014 Video

The New Zealand Kiwis capped off a stunning opening night to the Four Nations series in Brisbane with a humbling win over the Australian Kangaroos 30-12. After a barefoot Issac Luke led the Haka despite being suspended for the match, the Kiwis were rocked early by the Kangaroos. Gerard Beale coughed up an early kick […]

Kiwis upset Kangaroos in Brisbane

by , 26 Oct 2014 Video

They had been dubbed Australia’s “generation next”. But the jury is out on who can do the job in the green and gold after New Zealand’s 30-12 triumph over a depleted Kangaroos on Saturday night in their Four Nations opener in Brisbane. For the first time since the 2010 Four Nations final, the Kiwis emerged […]

Exploring sport’s concussion dilemma

Exploring sport’s concussion dilemma

by , 25 Oct 2014

One of the major buzzwords in international sports today is concussion. Concussion controversies are present in almost every contact sport around the world and it doesn’t appear as though they are going anywhere anytime soon. Concussions are something I have wanted to write about for a while, but I haven’t. Why? Because it’s difficult to […]

Souths in a struggle to re-sign stars

by , 25 Oct 2014

South Sydney are already struggling to retain the remainder of their premiership-winning roster, less than three weeks after their NRL grand final triumph. Sam Burgess and Ben Te’o have already departed to rugby union and grand final hooker Apisai Koroisau is headed to Penrith for the 2015 season. And on Friday, grand final tryscorer George […]

Gallen apologises for offensive Tweet

by , 25 Oct 2014

Paul Gallen has issued a public apology for an offensive social media post attacking the NRL. Cronulla captain Gallen posted the comment on Thursday morning while holidaying in Hawaii and it has become the subject of an investigation by the NRL integrity unit and the Sharks. Gallen fired the extraordinary tweet after news filtered through […]

The sportsman’s guide to tweeting

The sportsman’s guide to tweeting

by , 24 Oct 2014

Twitter is a difficult medium to succeed in, and it’s even more difficult when you’re a professional sportsman, with all the duties and responsibilities that entails. How often to tweet? How to condense your thoughts into 140 characters? How to have any thoughts in the first place? All of these can be tricky conundrums for […]

Four Nations are a chance for Sheens to prove he’s no bludger

Four Nations are a chance for Sheens to prove he’s no bludger

by , 24 Oct 2014 Video

Tim Sheens sure has packed a lot in to the last couple of years – light golfing, heavy litigation, a double income – but one thing he hasn’t done is a day of hard work as coach of Australia. Now I know this sounds like a rotten endorsement, but I’m not saying you’re going to […]

Dragons fans breathe fire as Morris goes to the Dogs

Dragons fans breathe fire as Morris goes to the Dogs

by , 24 Oct 2014

Rugby league’s worst kept secret has been confirmed, with the Bulldogs officially announcing the signing of Dragons superstar Brett Morris. Hilariously, the Dogs trumpeted the signing in front of a ‘born and bred’ backdrop, despite the fact that both Morris brothers are Dragons juniors and were poached from the joint-venture side. Bulldogs fans, although they […]

Manly demolition opens trade season

Manly demolition opens trade season

by , 24 Oct 2014

Rest easy northern beaches residents, that crumbling sound is not a catastrophic failure of the Manly Dam, but the toppling of the Berlin-esque wall that divided the Sea Eagles’ Pittwater Road headquarters. So with a splash of Penn family ink, most Manly fans are not only breathing easier but the rest of the competition can […]

Stand aside, here come the mighty Bears

by , 24 Oct 2014

The success in 2014 of foundation and reinstated club South Sydney, with the accompanying surge in TV ratings, has highlighted the benefits of reinstating another foundation Club – the Bears. Fans crave history and tradition in a code that has done its utmost to destroy itself in recent times. It is timely to recall that […]


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