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NRL ladder: 2022 season standings and table

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The 2022 NRL season is underway and here, you will find the latest standings and points for your NRL team.

2022 NRL ladder

Pos. Club W D L F/A Points
1st Penrith Panthers 18 0 2 314 38
2nd North Queensland Cowboys 15 0 5 222 32
3rd Cronulla Sharks 14 0 6 113 30
4th Melbourne Storm 13 0 7 195 28
5th Parramatta Eels 13 0 7 54 28
6th South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 0 8 108 26
7th Brisbane Broncos 12 0 8 51 26
8th Sydney Roosters 11 0 9 107 24
9th Canberra Raiders 10 0 10 -33 22
10th Manly Sea Eagles 9 0 11 -8 20
11th St George Illawarra Dragons 9 0 11 -130 20
12th Canterbury Bulldogs 6 0 14 -117 14
13th Newcastle Knights 6 0 14 -234 14
14th New Zealand Warriors 5 0 15 -237 12
15th Wests Tigers 4 0 16 -189 10
16th Gold Coast Titans 3 0 17 -216 8

Note: this ladder is updated at the end of each round.

NRL ladder explained
The NRL has a simple points system: victorious teams earn two points for a victory, while losing teams earn zero for a loss. There are two points for a bye.

If a match is tied at the end of 80 minutes of regulation time, there are two five-minute halves of golden point, where any score will be the match-deciding one, be it a field goal, try, or penalty goal. The match immediately ends at that stage.

If the two teams play out a scoreless golden point period, the match will be declared a draw, with both teams earning one point. There have been 12 draws since the introduction at the start of 2003, averaging to one draw a year.

The teams with the most points will finish higher on the NRL ladder.

Teams who finish on equal on competition points after 26 rounds will have their fate decided by for and against, which is calculated by subtracting the number of points scored against the team from the points the team scores over the course of the season.


NRL Ladder history

Under the current finals system, which is the same as the one used in the AFL finals series, the team that has finished in first has only won the premiership three times, the Sydney Roosters in 2013 and 2018, and the Melbourne Storm in 2017.

The current system sees the first week have top four sides face each other, and the second four (bottom half of the top eight) play each other. The winners in the top four clashes go straight to the third week of the finals, while the losers face the winner of the second four.

The losers in the matches between the second four sides are eliminated, while the winners face the losers from the top four.

Last year’s minor premiers were Penrith Panthers, who defeated South Sydney in the decider.

The previous system was the McIntyre, the team that finished first would play eighth, second would play seventh, and so on, with the two highest-ranked losers getting a second chance. This was abandoned in favour of the current system in 2011.

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