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NRL

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

NRL to register Ferguson Roosters contract

NRL to register Ferguson Roosters contract

by , 20 Dec 2014

The NRL has agreed to register the contract of Blake Ferguson to play for the Sydney Roosters in 2015. The troubled outside back has been out of rugby league since his contract was terminated in 2013 by Canberra. The NRL’s head of integrity Nick Weeks on Saturday said Ferguson had completed a program of clinical […]

Golden Boot winner Shaun Johnson must go to the next level

Golden Boot winner Shaun Johnson must go to the next level

by , 20 Dec 2014

Shaun Johnson has won the 2014 Golden Boot award as the best player in rugby league, but the 2015 NRL season will be his real litmus test. Johnson beat Sam Burgess, who came second in the voting. James Graham was third, Greg Inglis fourth, Johnathan Thurston fifth, and Jesse Bromwich sixth. The Warriors and Kiwi […]

Croker replaces Campese as Raiders captain

by , 20 Dec 2014

Jarrod Croker has been named as the man to lead the Canberra Raiders into the future, taking over the captaincy from the departing Terry Campese. The 24-year-old centre replaces Campese, who was recently released by the Raiders to take up a deal with Hull KR in the English Super League. Croker made his NRL debut […]

The lock forward has earned a place in the spine

The lock forward has earned a place in the spine

by , 19 Dec 2014

The modern day rugby league lock forward has grown in value and results indicate they should be a member of the all-important spine positions – fullback, five-eighth, halfback and hooker. Ratings of every player (out of 10) in every position of a club’s starting 17 revealed that the players with number 13 are all very […]

Drafts, draws, drugs and dropkicks: Summer footy’s gone mad

Drafts, draws, drugs and dropkicks: Summer footy’s gone mad

by , 19 Dec 2014

There was a time when footy in summer was alien. It didn’t belong in the papers, it was off-topic over barbecue powwow, and if you showed up to the park with anything oval, it would be ruthlessly deflated with a stump and fed to the dog. Now this is no longer so. With the advent […]

The NRL should scrap Saturday games

The NRL should scrap Saturday games

by , 18 Dec 2014

I, like many rugby league fans, had a glance at the newly released draw for the 2015 season of the NRL and spotted a few things that I think the game should’ve evolved by now. There’s always four discussions when it comes to draw. There’s the obligatory ‘team x has to travel too far during […]

Beaver backs Big Willie to lead Manly

by , 18 Dec 2014

Manly great Steve Menzies says Willie Mason is the man to keep the club’s proud winning culture alive. The Sea Eagles will be aiming for an 11th straight top eight appearance when season 2015 kicks off but will have to overcome the loss of several of their forward generals. The Sea Eagles have lost nearly […]

Mary McGregor: Fans must get over Morris exit

by , 18 Dec 2014

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor is urging disillusioned Dragons fans to accept Brett Morris’s departure and move on. Morris’ defection to Canterbury to play with twin brother Josh, his long-time NSW and Australian teammate, has caused considerable angst among fans of the famous Red V. Some have even threatened to give up their club […]

Rabbitohs ready for life after Sam Burgess

by , 18 Dec 2014

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has promised Rabbitohs fans that the NRL premiers are well prepared for life without Sam Burgess. Burgess is favoured to win the prestigious Golden Boot award on Friday as the world player of the year after inspiring Souths to a drought-breaking first grand final triumph since 1971. The Rabbitohs want […]

Storm to experiment without captain Cam Smith

by , 17 Dec 2014

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy admits he is unsure how to fill Cameron Smith’s giant shoes early next NRL season. The Australian captain had ankle surgery last week and Bellamy hopes he will only miss the first two or three weeks of the season. Slade Griffin and Ryan Hinchcliffe will share Smith’s role as hooker […]


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