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NRL ladder: 2020 season standings and table

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The 2020 NRL ladder is live. Here, you will find the latest standings and points for your NRL team.

2020 NRL ladder

Pos. Club W D L F/A Points
1st Penrith Panthers 10 1 1 +134 21
2nd Melbourne Storm 10 0 2 +157 20
3rd Parramatta Eels 10 0 2 +122 20
4th Sydney Roosters 8 0 4 +166 16
5th Canberra Raiders 8 0 4 +43 16
6th Cronulla Sharks 7 0 5 +46 14
7th Newcastle Knights 6 1 5 +31 13
8th South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 0 6 +34 12
9th Manly Sea Eagles 6 0 6 -44 12
10th Wests Tigers 5 0 7 +52 10
11th St George Illawarra Dragons 4 0 8 -22 8
12th New Zealand Warriors 4 0 8 -135 8
13th North Queensland Cowbous 3 0 9 -84 6
14th Gold Coast Titans 3 0 9 -173 6
15th Brisbane Broncos 3 0 9 -205 6
16th Canterbury Bulldogs 2 0 10 -122 4

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.

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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 the Sydney Roosters, who went on to defeat the Melbourne Storm 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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