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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

Darius Boyd admitted to clinic – seeks treatment for depression

Darius Boyd admitted to clinic – seeks treatment for depression

by , 23 Jul 2014

Newcastle fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic today in order to seek treatment for depression. The club has released no details about Boyd’s condition, and has not issued a timeframe on his recovery. They have, however, asked the media to respect his privacy in a statement from Knights CEO Matt […]

That awkward moment when it’s difficult to hate Manly

That awkward moment when it’s difficult to hate Manly

by , 23 Jul 2014

Of all the ritual humiliations I’ve suffered as a Canberra Raiders fan in recent years, none are seared so deep into my retinas as the events that transpired at Brookvale Oval in Round 8, 2014. Considering I flew across the Tasman to watch Shaun Johnson and Manu Vatuvei rack up hat tricks in the Warriors’ […]

An insurance proposal for the NRL

by , 23 Jul 2014

If the Rise for Alex Round has shown us anything this weekend, it’s that; (1) the NRL desperately needs an insurance scheme to protect its players and; (2) the NRL community can rally to support its own. Now, I will admit to being a 21-year-old guy with little knowledge of the intricacies and practicalities of […]

Broncos and Storm to resume long-running rivalry

Broncos and Storm to resume long-running rivalry

by , 23 Jul 2014

One of the NRL’s most well-documented rivalries will continue when the Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm lock horns to kick off Round 20 of the NRL. The quirk of the draw has meant that we have had to wait until well after the dust has settled on the State of Origin series to see these […]

Sisa Waqa: better than a punch in the head

Sisa Waqa: better than a punch in the head

by , 23 Jul 2014

The Raiders finally have a confirmed, no going back, lock-him-in-Eddie signing. But it’s not exactly a game changer. This season the Raiders (allegedly) almost signed James Mansour and Kevin Proctor, and actually did sign James Tedesco only for him to change his mind. The club has also been linked to could-be-anything youngsters like Tautau Moga […]

Well done NRL on Rise for Alex

Well done NRL on Rise for Alex

by , 23 Jul 2014

I was impressed by the NRL making part of the participation agreements, which all clubs must sign in order to compete in the competition, each club would need to have at least one woman on their board. Despite other codes having players that disgrace themselves off the field, NRL is still seen as the code […]

Ranking the NRL’s hookers: Part 2

Ranking the NRL’s hookers: Part 2

by , 23 Jul 2014

With some terrific hookers having already been named in our bottom eight, we arrive at the crème de la crème, rugby league’s elite! The biggest question is whether Robbie Farah is now the best rake in the competition. 8. Andrew Mculloch (Broncos) The Broncos hooker began the season in mighty fashion, although he has struggled […]

Toovey upset at talk of player unrest

by , 23 Jul 2014

Manly coach Geoff Toovey has hit out at reports of a disunited club, amid speculation three of the Sea Eagles’ biggest stars want out of Brookvale. Steve Matai has publicly admitted he wants out of the NRL premiership leaders, with Anthony Watmough and Brett Stewart also reportedly keen to leave. The trio are all understood […]

Storm wary of unsettled Broncos

by , 23 Jul 2014

Melbourne don’t know if Brisbane will come out firing or flat after the surprise announcement their NRL coach Anthony Griffin will be replaced next season by former mentor Wayne Bennett. The Storm take on the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night with both teams looking to secure an NRL finals berth. Storm coach Craig […]

Milford goes quiet on Bennett move

by , 23 Jul 2014

Like everyone else, Canberra sensation Anthony Milford has just found out he’ll be coached at Brisbane next year by NRL super coach Wayne Bennett. Except he seems to be the only person around whose tongue hasn’t been set wagging by it. “It’s not my part to try and have a say in. I’m still with […]


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