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Encyclopedia > National Rugby League
National Rugby League
Current season or competition:
National Rugby League season 2008
Sport Rugby League
Founded 1998
Commissioner David Gallop (2002-)
No. of teams 16
Country(ies) Flag of Australia Australia
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Most recent
champion(s)
Melbourne Storm
Official website NRL.com

The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL competition (sometimes referred to as the Telstra Premiership for sponsorship purposes) is contested by 16 teams, 15 based in Australia and one based in New Zealand, and is the Southern Hemisphere's elite rugby league championship. The premiership also boasts the world's highest attendance figures for a rugby club competition of either code[1] and is generally regarded as the most competitive. In terms of Australia-wide television ratings it has the highest audiences for its Grand Final[2] and sells the most merchandise of any Australian sports league.[3] NRL may refer to: National Rugby League Namespace Routing Language National Rookie League Numaligarh Refinery Limited US Naval Research Laboratory North Ronaldsay Airport, the IATA airport code Category: ... The 2008 National Rugby League (NRL) premiership is the one hundred and first season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia, and the eleventh run by the NRL. The lineup of clubs remained unchanged from the previous year, with sixteen teams contesting the 2008 Telstra Premiership. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... // Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon NASCAR celebrates its 50th anniversary Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Mika Häkkinen of Finland 24 hours of Le Mans: won by the team... David Gallop talking to the press (footage from The Chasers War on Everything David Gallop, (born 1965 in Australia) has been the Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League since February 2002. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... The Melbourne Storm is a professional rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia. ... A list of professional sports leagues: Auto racing Champcars, formerly CART (Official Page) Formula One, Grand Prix racing (Official Site) IRL (Indy Racing League) (Official Page) NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) (Official Page) NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) (Official Page) Baseball Major League Baseball Minor League Baseball... Rugby league is a team sport played by two teams of 17 players, with 13 on the field at any one time and 4 on the bench (reserves). ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... Telstra Corporation (ASX: , NZX: TLS, NYSE: TLS) (formed from Telecom Australia) is an Australian telecommunications and media company under private ownership, with a dominant position in landline telephone services, a large share of mobile phone services, domestic consumer (including dial-up access, 50% of Broadband internet broadband cable modem, satellite... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... A Grand Final is the culmination of a series of final matches played between a number of sporting teams to decide the premier team. ...


The National Rugby League is the present-day embodiment of Australia's top-level domestic rugby league competition which has been running continuously since 1908. The NRL formed in the aftermath of the 1990s' Super League war as a joint partnership between the sport's national governing body, the Australian Rugby League (ARL) and the News Corporation-controlled Super League after both organisations ran premierships parallel to each other in 1997. The Super League war was a battle for the control of broadcast rights for the sport of Rugby League. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Super League (Australia) was a rugby league football administrative body that conducted professional competition in Australasia for one season in 1997. ...


NRL matches are played throughout Australia as well as New Zealand from Autumn until Spring, culminating in a Grand Final match to determine the season's premiers. Each year the NRL champions play an additional game against the premiers of the European Super League competition in the World Club Challenge. A Grand Final is the culmination of a series of final matches played between a number of sporting teams to decide the premier team. ... Super League (Europe) began in March 1996 and is the only full-time professional rugby league competition operating in the northern hemisphere. ... The 2007 WCC logo. ...

Contents

Teams

The map below indicates the locations of teams currently competing in the National Rugby League competition. The inset is of greater Sydney.

The following sixteen clubs are competing in the National Rugby League during the 2008 season.
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Club Location Home Ground(s) First season
Brisbane Broncos Brisbane, QLD Suncorp Stadium (12 games) (52,500) 1988
Bulldogs Sydney, NSW ANZ Stadium (11 games)(83,500) 1935
Canberra Raiders Canberra, ACT Canberra Stadium (12 games)(25,011) 1982
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Sydney, NSW Toyota Stadium (12 games)(22,500) 1967
Gold Coast Titans Gold Coast, QLD Skilled Park (12 games)(27,000) 2007
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Sydney, NSW Brookvale Oval (10 games)(23,000)
Bluetongue Stadium (2 games)(20,119)
1947
Melbourne Storm Melbourne, Vic Olympic Park Stadium (11 games)(18,500)
Telstra Dome (1 game)(56,347)
1998
New Zealand Warriors Auckland, NZ Mt Smart Stadium (12 games)(28,745) 1995
Newcastle Knights Newcastle, NSW Energy Australia Stadium (12 games)(26,000) 1988
North Queensland Cowboys Townsville, QLD Dairy Farmers Stadium (12 games)(25,000) 1995
Parramatta Eels Sydney, NSW Parramatta Stadium (10 games)(20,000)
ANZ Stadium (2 games)(83,500)
1947
Penrith Panthers Penrith, NSW CUA Stadium (12 games)(21,000) 1967
St. George Illawarra Dragons Sydney, NSW
Wollongong, NSW
WIN Stadium (6 games)(20,000)
ANZ Stadium (6 games)(83,500)
1999
South Sydney Rabbitohs Sydney, NSW ANZ Stadium (11 games) (83,500)
Bluetongue Stadium (1 game)(20,119)
1908
Sydney Roosters Sydney, NSW Sydney Football Stadium (11 games)(45,500)
Bluetongue Stadium (1 game)(20,119)
1908
Wests Tigers Sydney, NSW ANZ Stadium (4 games)(83,500)
Campbelltown Stadium (3 games)(21,000)
Leichhardt Oval (3 games)(23,000)
Sydney Football Stadium (1 game)(45,500)
Sydney Cricket Ground (1 game)(44,002)
2000

A total of twenty-three clubs have played in the National Rugby League between 1998 and 2007. For a list of all clubs past and present see National Rugby League Teams. For a complete list of all teams no longer competing in the NRL see here The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Queensland (disambiguation). ... Suncorp Stadium, formerly known as Lang Park, is a rectangular sporting stadium located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia. ... This article details 1988s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 81st season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Homebush, Sydney, Australia which opened in March 1999. ... 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This article details 1982s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 75th season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Cronulla, New South Wales in the Sutherland Shire, south of Sydney. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... This article details 1967s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 60th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The Gold Coast Titans are an Australian professional rugby league football team based on the Gold Coast in Queensland. ... Gold Coast redirects here. ... For other uses, see Queensland (disambiguation). ... Skilled Park is a new stadium under construction at Robina, a suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. ... The 2007 National Rugby League (NRL) premiership is the current and one hundredth season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the tenth season run by the NRL. Sixteen teams are contesting the premiership, and with the inclusion of new team the Gold Coast Titans, the competition... -1... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Brookvale Oval is a sporting ground located at Brookvale, New South Wales, Australia. ... Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium at night Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium (formerly known as Northpower Stadium and Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium) is a sports venue on Grahame Park in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. ... The 1947 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fourtieth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The Melbourne Storm is a professional rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... VIC redirects here. ... Olympic Park Stadium is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium located in Swan Street in inner Melbourne. ... This page is for Telstra Dome, Melbourne. ... The inaugural season of the National Rugby League saw the Brisbane Broncos claim their fourth premiership in seven seasons, defeating the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-12 in the last grand final played at the Sydney Football Stadium. ... The New Zealand Warriors (formerly the Auckland Warriors) are a professional rugby league team based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Mt Smart Stadium, formerly Ericsson Stadium, is a stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. ... The 1995 Australian Rugby League premiership was the eighty-eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first to be run by the Australian Rugby League. ... The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Newcastle, New South Wales. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... EnergyAustralia Stadium is an Australian stadium, located in Newcastle, New South Wales. ... This article details 1988s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 81st season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... The North Queensland Cowboys are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Townsville, Queensland, and compete in Australasian premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership. ... This article is about the metropolitan area of Townsville in Northern Queensland. ... For other uses, see Queensland (disambiguation). ... Dairy Farmers Stadium is a rugby league sports stadium situated in Thuringowa, Queensland, Australia. ... The 1995 Australian Rugby League premiership was the eighty-eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first to be run by the Australian Rugby League. ... The Parramatta Eels is an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Parramatta Stadium is a sports stadium situated in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. ... Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Homebush, Sydney, Australia which opened in March 1999. ... The 1947 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fourtieth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The Penrith Panthers is an Australian professional rugby league football team. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... 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The South Sydney Rabbitohs, also known as Souths, SSFC or The Rabbits, are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Sydney, New South Wales. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Homebush, Sydney, Australia which opened in March 1999. ... Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium at night Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium (formerly known as Northpower Stadium and Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium) is a sports venue on Grahame Park in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. ... The 1908 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the inaugural season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first in Australia. ... The Sydney Roosters are a professional rugby league club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... The Sydney Football Stadium (colloquially known as SFS, and formerly known as Aussie Stadium 2002-2007[1]) was built in 1988 to be the premium rectangular field in Sydney, Australia. ... Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium at night Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium (formerly known as Northpower Stadium and Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium) is a sports venue on Grahame Park in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales. ... The 1908 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the inaugural season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first in Australia. ... Wests Tigers is a rugby league football club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australasia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Homebush, Sydney, Australia which opened in March 1999. ... Campbelltown Stadium, formerly Orana Park and Campbelltown Sports Ground, is a rugby league stadium in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia. ... Leichhardt Oval is a rugby league stadium in Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Sydney Football Stadium (colloquially known as SFS, and formerly known as Aussie Stadium 2002-2007[1]) was built in 1988 to be the premium rectangular field in Sydney, Australia. ... The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) (, ) is a cricket stadium in Sydney. ... The year 2000 saw the third season of the National Rugby League competition, the 93rd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... Comprehensive regular season results of the NRL. Category: ... This is a list of Rugby League clubs that have at one stage played in the top levels in its country but has since been relegated or shut down. ...


Eleven clubs have been members of the National Rugby League for every season since its inception in 1998. This group includes Brisbane, Bulldogs, Canberra, Cronulla, Melbourne, New Zealand, Newcastle, North Queensland, Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney.


History

NRL Premiers

Season Grand Final Information Minor Premiers
Premiers Score Runners-Up
1998 Brisbane Broncos 38-12 Canterbury Bulldogs Brisbane Broncos
1999 Melbourne Storm 20-18 St. George Illawarra Dragons Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
2000 Brisbane Broncos 14-6 Sydney Roosters Brisbane Broncos
2001 Newcastle Knights 30-24 Parramatta Eels Parramatta Eels
2002 Sydney Roosters 30-8 New Zealand Warriors New Zealand Warriors
2003 Penrith Panthers 18-6 Sydney Roosters Penrith Panthers
2004 Bulldogs 16-13 Sydney Roosters Sydney Roosters
2005 Wests Tigers 30-16 North Queensland Cowboys Parramatta Eels
2006 Brisbane Broncos 15-8 Melbourne Storm Melbourne Storm
2007 Melbourne Storm 34-8 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Melbourne Storm

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The year 2003s National Rugby League (NRL) premiership was the 96th season of professional rugby league football in Australia and the sixth run by the NRL. Fifteen teams competed and the Penrith Panthers defeated reigning champions, the Sydney Roosters in the grand final, claiming their first premiership since 1991. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Penrith Panthers is an Australian professional rugby league football team. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Sydney Roosters are a professional rugby league club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Penrith Panthers is an Australian professional rugby league football team. ... The year 2004s National Rugby League season was the 97th season of professional rugby league football in Australia, and the seventh run by the NRL. 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Origins

See also: Rugby league in Australia

The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) ran the major rugby league competition of New South Wales, and later the whole country from its inception in 1908 until 1994. Following the introduction of a new format for interstate rugby league, State of Origin in 1980, the decade of the 1980s brought about expansion of the NSWRL premiership, with the introduction of commercial sponsorship, the Winfield Cup, and the addition of non-Sydney-based teams, Canberra and Illawarra in 1982.[4][5] Although this move brought more interest in the competition statewide in New South Wales, it would spell the beginning of the demise of some of the traditional Sydney-based clubs as well as the Brisbane Rugby League premiership. Following the 1983 season, foundation club Newtown Jets were ultimately forced to withdraw from the competition because of financial difficulties.[6] // Although much structural re-organisation occurred 1995-1998, the NSWRL, ARL, Super League and the NRL are, by convention, considered to be a single continuous competition, from the first competition in 1908 to present. ... Rugby league is a popular team sport played in Australia. ... The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New South Wales. ... The 1908 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the inaugural season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... This article details 1994s top-level Australian rugby league club football season. ... Players are selected to play for the state in which they played their first senior football, hence the name state of origin. Prior to 1980 players were selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. ... The old NSWRL Logo The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was a major rugby league competition run mostly in New South Wales, but later in other parts of the country between 1908 and 1994. ... The Winfield Cup was an Australian rugby league trophy awarded to the winner of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) Grand Final from 1982 to 1994, and to the winner of the Australian Rugby League (ARL) Grand Final in 1995. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. ... The Illawarra Steelers were a top-level rugby league team based in the town of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. ... NSW redirects here. ... The Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) premiership was a rugby league competition held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 1909 to 1997. ... Newtown was Australias first rugby league club (after Glebe). ...


Further expansion of the league followed in 1988, with another three teams to be based outside Sydney introduced to the competition: the Newcastle Knights and the first two Queensland teams, the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast-Tweed Giants.[7] These new teams proved to be successful, both financially and in popularity, and paved the way towards a push for a truly national competition. This was undertaken in 1995 with control of the premiership passing to the Australian Rugby League (ARL), who invited four more teams from outside NSW to participate. This article details 1988s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 81st season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Newcastle, New South Wales. ... The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. ... Gold Coast are a rugby league team who played in the NSWRL competition from 1988-1997, and the NRL in 1998. ... The 1995 Australian Rugby League premiership was the eighty-eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first to be run by the Australian Rugby League. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ...


Establishment

See also: Super League war

Professional rugby league was shaken to its very foundations in the mid-1990s with the advent of the Super League war. Both the ARL and their newly-created rival, the News Corporation-controlled Super League, conducted separate competitions in 1997. With twenty-two teams playing in two competitions that year, crowd attendances and corporate sponsorships were spread very thinly,[8] and many teams found themselves in financial difficulty. The ARL undertook moves to invite the traditional clubs that had moved to the Super League competition back into a re-unified competition. Following a period of negotiation with News Corporation, on September 23, 1997 the ARL announced that it was forming a new company to conduct the competition in 1998. On October 7 Rupert Murdoch announced that he was confident that there would be a single competition in 1998 and in the following months the National Rugby League, jointly owned by the ARL and News Limited, was formed. The Super League war was a battle for the control of broadcast rights for the sport of Rugby League. ... The Super League war was a battle for the control of broadcast rights for the sport of Rugby League. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... Super League (Australia) was a rugby league football administrative body that conducted professional competition in Australasia for one season in 1997. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ...


It was announced that the inaugural National Rugby League (NRL) season of 1998 would have 20 teams competing, 19 remaining Super League and ARL teams plus the Melbourne Storm, who were created by Super League for their 1998 season. Clubs on both sides of the war were shut down. Super League decided to close the Hunter Mariners and the financially ruined Western Reds, who were $10 million in debt at the end of 1997[citation needed], while the ARL decided to close down the South Queensland Crushers, who were also in severe financial trouble[citation needed]. Additionally, at the end of 1998 the NRL decided to close down former Super League club, the Adelaide Rams and former ARL club, the Gold Coast Chargers, despite the Gold Coast franchise being one of the few clubs to make a profit during the Super League war[citation needed]. The inaugural season of the National Rugby League saw the Brisbane Broncos claim their fourth premiership in seven seasons, defeating the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-12 in the last grand final played at the Sydney Football Stadium. ... The Melbourne Storm is a professional rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia. ... The Hunter Mariners were a rugby league team, based in Newcastle who participated in the single Australasian Super League season in 1997. ... The Western Reds are a Perth-based rugby league team, who played in the 1995 and 1996 Australian Rugby League competitions and, as the Perth Reds, in 1997s Super League competition. ... The South Queensland Crushers were a rugby league team who played in the NSWRL/ARL competition from 1995–1997. ... The Adelaide Rams were an Australian rugby league team, playing two seasons at the top level (1997-98). ... Gold Coast are a rugby league team who played in the NSWRL competition from 1988-1997, and the NRL in 1998. ...


1998-2002: Rationalisation

One condition of the peace agreement between the ARL and News Limited was that there would be a 14 team competition in 2000. The 20 clubs that played in 1998 would be assessed on various items such as sponsorship, crowds, on-field success and the like. It was also announced that clubs that merged would receive a large sum of money, as well as a guaranteed position in the 2000 NRL Competition. St. George were the first club to take up the offer, and they merged with the Illawarra Steelers at the end of 1998. The Bulldogs continued in their present form without merging in 1999, however dropped the Canterbury from their club name to simply become known as the Bulldogs. Balmain and Western Suburbs formed the joint venture club, the Wests Tigers at the end of 1999, while North Sydney and Manly-Warringah merged to form the ill-fated Northern Eagles. As part of another image makeover, a number of teams also released new club logos. The most notable of these was the Sydney Roosters, dropping the City section of their name for the 2000 season and beyond. Souths were controversially axed from the competition at the end of 1999 for failing to meet the criteria. The inaugural season of the National Rugby League saw the Brisbane Broncos claim their fourth premiership in seven seasons, defeating the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-12 in the last grand final played at the Sydney Football Stadium. ... 1999 saw the second season of the National Rugby League premiership, the 92nd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The year 2000 saw the third season of the National Rugby League competition, the 93rd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The year 2001 saw the fourth season of the National Rugby League premiership, the 94th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... 2002 saw the fifth National Rugby League (NRL) season, the 95th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... The Illawarra Steelers were a top-level rugby league team based in the town of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. ... The Balmain Tigers (also known as the Sydney Tigers from 1994-98) were one of the founding clubs of the New South Wales Rugby League premiership and one of the most successful in the history of that competition with eleven premierships. ... The Western Suburbs Magpies are a rugby league football club in Sydney, Australia. ... Wests Tigers is a rugby league football club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australasia. ... The North Sydney Bears were a former club in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the predecessor of the National Rugby League (NRL) as the premier Australian rugby league competition. ... -1... The Northern Eagles were a short-lived Rugby League team, formed during the rationalisation of the National Rugby League by the merger of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the North Sydney Bears, in 2000. ... The South Sydney Rabbitohs, also known as Souths, SSFC or The Rabbits, are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Sydney, New South Wales. ...


This move was highly controversial and on 12 November 2000 approximately 80,000 marched in protest at their continued exclusion. South Sydney challenged the decision in the Federal Court claiming that the NRL agreement was exclusionary, intended to unfairly exclude South Sydney, and breached the Trade Practices Act. Justice Paul Finn ruled that the agreement did not specifically exclude any club and dismissed the Rabbitohs' claims for re-instatement into the national competition. Souths appealed this decision and were re-admitted into the competition in 2002. is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


The Auckland Warriors experienced much financial hardship in the early part of the decade, ultimately collapsing before being resurrected as the New Zealand Warriors for the 2001 season. They made the Grand Final in 2002.


In 2001, Australia's largest telecommunications provider Telstra became naming rights sponsor of the NRL, with the competition's name becoming the NRL Telstra Premiership, while in 2002 David Gallop took over the CEO role from David Moffett, and the competition has become more and more popular each season. David Gallop talking to the press (footage from The Chasers War on Everything David Gallop, (born 1965 in Australia) has been the Chief Executive Officer of the National Rugby League since February 2002. ... David Moffett was the controversial chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union from 2002 until December 31 2005. ...


In 2001 the NRL Grand Final started to be played on Sunday nights, a shift from the traditional Sunday afternoon slot used for over a decade prior.


2003-2005: Record Popularity

The 2003 season was widely regarded as the most successful since the beginning of the National Rugby League in 1998. The Penrith Panthers rose from the bottom of the table to win the Premiership, while the Broncos returned to Suncorp Stadium mid-year. Season 2004 proved even more successful than 2003, with the North Queensland Cowboys going from 11th position in 2003 to 3rd in 2004, narrowly missing out on a maiden Grand Final berth. The year 2003s National Rugby League (NRL) premiership was the 96th season of professional rugby league football in Australia and the sixth run by the NRL. Fifteen teams competed and the Penrith Panthers defeated reigning champions, the Sydney Roosters in the grand final, claiming their first premiership since 1991. ... The year 2004s National Rugby League season was the 97th season of professional rugby league football in Australia, and the seventh run by the NRL. Fifteen clubs competed for the Telstra Premiership. ... Fifteen clubs contested the eighth National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, the 98th season of professional rugby league in Australia. ... Suncorp Stadium, formerly known as Lang Park, is a rectangular sporting stadium located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia. ... The North Queensland Cowboys are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Townsville, Queensland, and compete in Australasian premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership. ...


Crowd average records were broken in 2003, 2004 and 2005.[9] In 2005, the NRL reached record levels of popularity for its competition. Total crowds for the competition season almost reached the figures for the last year of the competition conducted by the ARL competition of 1995, prior to the Super League war. From 2004 to 2005 there was a 39% increase in sponsorship, a 41% increase in merchandise royalties and a 12% increase in playing participation.[10] In 2005 Business Review Weekly ranked the NRL 497 in revenue of Australian private companies, with revenue of A$66.1m (+7%) with 35 employees. In 2005, a record national audience of 4.1 million tuned into watch the grand final between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys.[11] The Business Review Weekly (BRW) is Australias pre-eminent weekly business magazine. ... Wests Tigers is a rugby league football club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australasia. ... The North Queensland Cowboys are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Townsville, Queensland, and compete in Australasian premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership. ...


2006: A Unique Year

The 2006 National Rugby League season kicked off on Friday, March 10th, between defending premiers Wests Tigers and early favourites St. George Illawarra Dragons at Telstra Stadium. The year 2006 saw the ninth National Rugby League premiership, the 99th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article contains information on rugby league played in 2006. ... Wests Tigers is a rugby league football club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australasia. ... The St. ... This page is for Telstra Stadium, Sydney. ...


Melbourne, after leading the competition for most of the season, comfortably claimed the minor premiership, with the Bulldogs, Brisbane, and Newcastle making up the top four. Manly, St George Illawarra, Canberra and Parramatta took places five to eight.


The 2006 NRL Grand Final won by the Brisbane Broncos over the Melbourne Storm, 15-8. The matchup was a significant milestone in the history of the NRL, as two interstate teams (teams not from New South Wales, the "heartland" of the NRL) contested the grand final for the first time ever.


The game itself once again enjoyed immense support, with more record TV ratings, particularly capturing Melbourne on Grand Final night[citation needed]. Crowds were down on 2005, however were better than any other year prior to that.


2007: Further expansion

In its tenth season the NRL returned to having a club based on the Gold Coast, Queensland with the inclusion of the Gold Coast Titans. The Titans were the first professional sporting team to occupy the Gold Coast since 1998, when the Gold Coast Chargers were one of the teams removed during the NRL's rationalisation process between the end of the Super League war and the 2000 season. The 2007 National Rugby League premiership was the one hundredth season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the tenth run by the National Rugby League. ... Gold Coast redirects here. ... The Gold Coast Titans are an Australian professional rugby league football team based on the Gold Coast in Queensland. ... Gold Coast are a rugby league team who played in the NSWRL competition from 1988-1997, and the NRL in 1998. ...


The 2007 NRL season kicked off on Friday 16 March 2007 with eight games each round. 2007 also saw the return of Monday Night Football and the inclusion of two Friday night games. Both of which turned out to be ratings successes. Another change from the previous seasons was a reduction in the number of byes per team in the season. With an odd number of teams contesting between 2002 and 2006, the draw meant that at least one team would have to have a bye each weekend. With the inclusion of the 16th team for the 2007 season, the National Rugby League had the option of reverting to back to the system used between 2000 and 2001 where every team played each round. That system was not used however, with teams were given just a single bye during the year, grouped in periods that will assist clubs around representative fixtures. is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


The opening round saw two matches at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, the first featuring reigning champions Brisbane against fellow Queensland side North Queensland, while the second match featured the new club, the Gold Coast playing St George Illawarra. The weather during the middle of the season was less than ideal, with cyclonic conditions severely affecting many NRL games played in Sydney and Newcastle. Suncorp Stadium, formerly known as Lang Park, is a rectangular sporting stadium located in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, Queensland, Australia. ...


The finals series was contested over a period of four weeks and saw the newly privatised South Sydney Rabbitohs return to finals football for the first time in decades. The season culminated with the NRL Grand Final on Sunday 30 September 2007 contested between a resurgent Manly and a Melbourne team looking for redemption from last years Grand Final loss. Melbourne ran out convincing winners with a 34–8 scoreline and the Grand Final achieved the honour of being the most watched television show in Australia in 2007.[12] is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


2008: The Centenary

Main article: National Rugby League season 2008

The NRL is currently celebrating the Centenary year of Rugby League in the country, with several initiatives to recognise the important milestone. The competition begins in March, with a special heritage round to be held in mid-April, coinciding with the first round of competition played in 1908. The Season is expected to be the greatest season of the game for the 100 years. The 2008 National Rugby League (NRL) premiership is the one hundred and first season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia, and the eleventh run by the NRL. The lineup of clubs remained unchanged from the previous year, with sixteen teams contesting the 2008 Telstra Premiership. ...


At a Gala event on the night of 17th April 2008 the team of the centruy was announced being: Full-back: Clive Churchill; Wingers: Ken Irvine, Brian Bevan; Centres: Reg Gasnier, Mal Meninga; Five-eighth: Wally Lewis; Half-back: Andrew Johns; Lock: John Raper; Second Row: Norm Provan, Ron Coote; Props: Arthur Beetson, Duncan Hall; Hooker: Noel Kelly; Reserves: Graeme Langlands, Dally Messenger, Bob Fulton, Frank Burge; Coach: Jack Gibson. Clive Churchill in action for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. ... Ken Irvine (born 1941 in Sydney, New South Wales, died 1991) was an Australian rugby league player for the North Sydney Bears and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, primarily as a winger. ... Brian Eyrl Bevan (born June 24, 1924 in Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died 1991 in Southport, Merseyside, England) is a legendary rugby league winger who scored a world record 796 tries for Warrington RLFC. He is the only player ever to have been inducted into both the... Reg Gasnier Reg Gasnier (born 1939 in Kogarah, New South Wales) was an Australian rugby league player for the St. ... Australian national rugby league team captain Malcolm Norman Meninga AM (born on the 8th of July, 1960 in Bundaberg, Queensland) is an Australian rugby league identity. ... Captain of the Australia national rugby league football team Wally Lewis (born December 1, 1959 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is a former rugby league footballer who was one of the most pre-eminent players of the 1980s. ... This article is about the rugby league player. ... Norm Sticks Provan was an Australian rugby league player. ... Ron Coote was an Australian rugby league player for the South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs clubs. ... Captain of the Australia national rugby league football team Arthur Henry Beetson OAM (born January 22, 1945 in Roma, Queensland) was a leading rugby league player for Queensland and Australia from 1964 to 1981. ... Duncan Hall is an Australian former rugby league footballer. ... Graeme Changa Langlands was an Australian rugby league player. ... Herbert Henry Dally Messenger (born April 12, 1883 in Balmain, New South Wales, died November 24, 1959) was an Australian rugby league footballer, recognised as one of that games greatest ever players. ... Robert (Bob) Fulton AM (born 1947 in Warrington, England) is an English born Australian rugby league identity. ... Frank Burge (born in Sydney, Australia) was a rugby league player for Glebe, St. ...


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At least four NRL teams are facing having to fold because of bankruptcy. The South Sydney Rabbitohs, St. George Illawara Dragons, Wests Tigers and Cronulla Sharks are all in doubt to go on much farther after being reliant on NRL grants for the past few years. The NRL is set to slash these grants by a big margin and all clubs are now forecasting being in the red for the next few season.


The Future

When the Gold Coast Titans were admitted into the 2007 season of the NRL they beat out proposals from Gosford, New South Wales (as the Central Coast Bears) and Wellington, New Zealand (as the Southern Orcas). Both teams are still looking forward to joining the NRL in the next expansion period, speculated to be a year before the current TV deal comes up for renewal in 2013. Gosford is the main city of the Central Coast of New South Wales, located approximately 50 km north of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) in a straight line, but somewhat further by road due to the shape of the coastline. ... The North Sydney Bears were a former club in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the predecessor of the National Rugby League (NRL) as the premier Australian rugby league competition. ... Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... Wellington Rugby League The Wellington Orcas are a franchise in the Bartercard Cup rugby league competition in New Zealand. ...


In 2006 the Western Australia Rugby League announced that the Perth-based WA Reds will be joining the Jim Beam Cup in 2008. The club plans to progress through the competitions below the NRL with a planned promotion to the Queensland Cup in 2010 and final promotion to the NRL currently planned for 2011 - 2012.[14] The logo of the Western Australia Rugby League. ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... The Western Reds are a Perth-based rugby league team, who played in the 1995 and 1996 Australian Rugby League competitions and, as the Perth Reds, in 1997s Super League competition. ... The Jim Beam Cup is a semi-professional development level rugby league competition in New South Wales (NSW), Australia run jointly by the NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) and the New South Wales Country Rugby League (CRL). ... The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Queensland. ...


NRL CEO David Gallop has spoken specifically about adding teams in West Brisbane[15][16][17][18][19], Perth[20] [21][22], Adelaide[23], the Central Coast[24][25][26], the Sunshine Coast[27][28][29] and Wellington, New Zealand[30]. For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Population: 282,645* (2005)[1] (11th) Location: 100 km from Brisbane State District: Caloundra, Maroochydore, Kawana, Noosa, Nicklin Federal Division: Fisher, Fairfax The Sunshine Coast (population 282,645 with up to an additional 50,000 in visitors and seasonal workers) is a coastal region located in South East Queensland, north... Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ...


The NRL also has a fund of $8 million for any club that decides to relocate to a 'strategically identified area'.[31]


Games on the Road

Since 1998 NRL clubs have played both trial matches and premiership season games in areas that do not have representation in the NRL.

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Structure

A Partnership Executive Committee administers the agreement between the Australian Rugby League and News Limited as well as making major financial decisions.[32] Three representatives from each party make up this committee. A National Rugby League Board, which is commissioned by the Partnership Committee and is composed of six delegates - three from each party - is responsible for administering the competition. Both bodies nominate a Chairman to lead each board for a term of 12 months on an alternating basis.[32] The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979. ...


The National Rugby League markets the premiership on behalf of the clubs as well as organising the draw and finals matches. When the draw is finalised, teams are responsible for controlling and organising their assigned home games. Clubs each have their own organisational structure but are also bound to the National Rugby League by a common set of rules in club agreements.[32]


Competition format and sponsorship

Regular season

With rugby league being a winter sport in Australia, the NRL premiership season usually begins in early March following a brief series of trial matches. Games are then played every weekend (plus Monday night football) until the end of September.


There are currently sixteen clubs in the National Rugby League. Teams are divided into two equal pools of eight at the completion of each season, with each pool of equal strength based on that season's results. During the course of the regular season (which lasts until August) each club plays a total of two games against each team in the opposite pool, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponent's for a total of sixteen games for each club. Teams play six of those seven others in their own group just once during the season, and play the remaining club twice. This results in each team playing 24 games, with two byes in the 26-week regular season, for a total of 192 games. A bye is when a player or team is allowed to advance to the next round of a playoff tournament without playing. ...


Teams receive two competition points for a win, and one point for a draw. The bye also receives two points; a loss, no points. Teams are ranked by competition points, then match points differential (for and against) and points percentage are used to separate teams with equal competition points. At the end of the regular season, the club witch is ranked highest on the ladder is declared minor premiers. In several sports, a minor premiership is the (often unofficial) award given to a team which finishes first overall in the standings after the regular season prior to commencement of the playoffs. ...


Finals

The NRL trophy is awarded to the winner of the Grand final
The NRL trophy is awarded to the winner of the Grand final

The eight highest placed teams at the end of the regular season have the opportunity to compete in the finals series, which is contested using the McIntyre System. This system has been used for every National Rugby League season with the exception of the first, in 1998.[33] The system consists of a number of knockout and sudden-death games over four weeks between the top eight teams in August and September until there are only two teams remaining. These two teams then play in the Grand Final, usually on the first Sunday of October. In the first week, the top four seeds play at their respective home grounds. In week two, matches are played within the home city of the two lower seeded winning teams from week one. In week three, teams will play within the home regions of the two seeded winning teams from week one. Image File history File links NRLTrophy. ... Image File history File links NRLTrophy. ... The McIntyre System, or systems because there have been five of them, is a playoff system that gives an advantage to teams or competitors qualifying higher. ...


The NRL's Grand Final is one of Australia's major sporting events, often attracting large attendances and high television ratings. The game itself is usually preceded by an opening ceremony including entertainment from well-known Australasian and international musical acts. The Australian Prime Minister is also usually on hand for the trophy-presenting ceremony. In 1998 the Grand Final was held at the Sydney Football Stadium. Since 1999 the Grand Final has been contested at Stadium Australia, the primary athletics venue during the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney.[34] In June 2006, the NRL announced that the National Rugby League Grand Final will continue to be held at the Stadium until at least 2012, when it will be considered to be moved interstate if certain circumstances arose.[35] A Grand Final is the culmination of a series of final matches played between a number of sporting teams to decide the premier team. ... The current (25th) Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard (sitting, fifth from left), with his Cabinet, 1999 The office of Prime Minister is in practice the most powerful political office in the Commonwealth of Australia. ... Aussie Stadium (Formerly known as the Sydney Football Stadium, or SFS) ( ) was built in 1988 to be the premium rectangular field in Sydney, Australia. ... Telstra Stadium, formerly Stadium Australia, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Homebush, Sydney, Australia which opened in March 1999. ... (Redirected from 2000 Olympic Games) Categories: 2000 Summer Olympics ...


The Grand Final has traditionally been played on Sunday afternoons, but in 2001 the Grand Final was played at night time for a primetime TV slot. Because this meant that the game finished late at night, the NRL feared losing younger audiences. So a compromise was reached between Channel 9's (the Grand Final's broadcaster) preferred starting time of 8pm and the fans' preferred starting time of 3pm, so that from 2008 the Grand Final will start at 5pm AEST.[36] Channel 9 refers to several television stations, among them are: Nine Network, Australia Channel 9, Malaysia C9TV, Northern Ireland WCPO, Cincinnati, Ohio Channel 9, MSDN Channel 9 is also the name of a fictional television channel on the comedy sketch show series, The Fast Show This is a disambiguation page...


Sponsorship

The Telstra Premiership logo.
The Telstra Premiership logo.

The NRL is a highly corporatised sporting competition, with sponsors' logos appearing on everything from the ball itself, to the playing field's surface and most parts of players' and referees' uniforms. Since 2001, the National Rugby League premiership has been sponsored by Telstra. In the years beforehand, the premiership was simply known as the "National Rugby League". The list below details who the sponsors have been and what they called the competition:[37] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

  • 1998–2000: (Not part of Name but was sponsored by Optus) National Rugby League
  • 2001–current: Telstra (NRL Telstra Premiership)

The Telstra Premiership has maintained three competition logos throughout its current tenure as major sponsor. The first, lasting only through the 2001 regular season, was their company logo with an elongated circle enclosing the word Premiership. From the Finals series of 2001 through to the end of 2006 the logo was based around the shape of a football with the words Telstra Premiership on respective lines along the bottom, culminating with a small football similar to the one in the official NRL logo. The primary colours were that of the company - blue and orange. The company has worked with the NRL for a new logo in 2007 as part of a new sponsorship deal, and as such the logo is much similar to the original National Rugby League emblem. Other notable sponsorships include Coca-Cola Amatil for ball sponsorship, Carlton Draught for Friday Night Football sponsorship, Bundaberg Rum for Monday Night Football sponsorship and TAB sportsbet as official betting agency of the NRL. Carlton Draught Can Carlton Draught is a lager beer made by Carlton & United Beverages. ...


Competition rules and representative season

Salary cap

Main article: Salary cap

The National Rugby League adopted a salary cap in the early 1990s. In the NRL, clubs found to have breached the salary cap rules usually incur a fine. For example, six clubs were fined for minor infractions in 2003. These infractions are usually technical in nature and can sometimes be affected by third-party factors such as loss of sponsorship revenue affecting an allowance. During the 2007 season the NRL has investigated other ways of creating a fair and more beneficial cap for players and clubs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


However in mid-2002, the Bulldogs were found guilty of serious and systematic breaches. In addition to a more substantial fine, they were stripped of their competition points accumulated to that date, and hence denied a place in the finals. As the club had been leading the competition table prior to the penalty's imposition, this was a shattering outcome for the club and its fans.


In the 2006 pre-season the New Zealand Warriors revealed that their former management had rorted the salary cap in the 2004 and 2005 seasons. As a punishment the club was stripped of four competition points for 2006 and fined $430,000. They also had to play the 2007 season under a reduced salary cap. The New Zealand Warriors (formerly the Auckland Warriors) are a professional rugby league team based in Auckland, New Zealand. ...


After the completion of round 7, 2008, several clubs were fined for breaches in 2007. The hardest hit were the South Sydney Rabbitohs with a $70000 fine, unfortunately coinciding with an alcohol-related incident involving five of the club's players, including the captain. The South Sydney Rabbitohs, also known as Souths, SSFC or The Rabbits, are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Sydney, New South Wales. ...


Representative season

As well as playing for their club in the National Rugby League premiership season, players are sometimes entitled to play in a number of representative competitions that are conducted by the Australian Rugby League at the same time. These competitions include the one-off ANZAC Tests, World Cup competitions, Tri-Nations series, State of Origin series and the New South Wales City vs Country Origin series. In order for a player to qualify for a representative team in these competitions, they must firstly be eligible to be chosen for the side, based on a process of qualification (which involves the standard of play at club level). The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... The ANZAC Test is a rugby league match played annually around ANZAC Day between Australia and New Zealand. ... the Rugby League Council to support the concept. ... The Rugby League Tri-Nations (also known as the Gillette Tri-Nations for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby league tournament involving the top three nations in the sport: Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain. ... Players are selected to play for the state in which they played their first senior football, hence the name state of origin. Prior to 1980 players were selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. ... City vs Country is an annual Australian rugby league match that takes place in New South Wales between a City and Country side. ...


Media coverage

A 2004 match between Brisbane Broncos and the Bulldogs
A 2004 match between Brisbane Broncos and the Bulldogs

The NRL is a juggernaut on the Australian television scene, providing not only the highest rating program in Australia (the NRL Grand Final) but also six of the top seven and 78 of the top 100 programs on subscription television. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 265 KB) Authour is jimmyharris Brisbane Broncos VS Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium National Rugby League http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 265 KB) Authour is jimmyharris Brisbane Broncos VS Bulldogs Suncorp Stadium National Rugby League http://www. ... The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. ... The Bulldogs (formerly Canterbury-Bankstown DRLFC, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Sydney Bulldogs and The Berries) are an Australian professional rugby league football club who compete in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, the top rugby league competition in Australasia, as well as New South Wales Rugby League junior competitions. ...


Coverage History

Professional club football in Australia has ultimately been revolutionised by television, with a large shift away from daytime games to night-time games over recent years to better suit the contracted television networks, Channel 9 and Fox Sports. This even extended to the Grand Final, which from 2001 to 2006 was shifted from 3pm on Sunday to 7pm Sunday night to better suit broadcasters. It has been moved back to 5pm Sunday from 2008 onwards. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Fox Sports is an Australian group of sports channels. ...


The News Limited-begun Foxtel network which broadcast its first rugby league matches during the 1997 Super League season has broadcast the remaining National Rugby League matches since the competition's inception in 1998. In 2007, the hugely popular Monday Night Football was added to Foxtel's rugby league coverage. News Limited was the principal holding for the business interests of Rupert Murdoch until the formation of News Corporation in 1979. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... The 1997 Australian Super League premiership (known as the Telstra Cup for sponsorship purposes) was contested by ten clubs. ...


Current Television Coverage

Domestic

  • Friday Night Football starts at 7.30 pm with a live match followed by the replay of another match played during the same time as the live game. Both matches on Channel 9 free-to-air television.
  • Super Saturday includes one U/20 Toyota Cup afternoon game, a twilight game and two night games all broadcast consecutively on Fox Sports.
  • Sunday Afternoon Football is a delayed match broadcast on Channel 9. A game is also played live on Fox Sports.
  • Monday Night Football is televised live from 7:00pm by Fox Sports. It is sponsored by Bundaberg Rum.
  • The NRL Grand Final is shown live in every state on Channel 9, with some states receiving up to 10 hours of continuous pre- and post-game coverage.

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International

The NRL is televised on almost every continent, with the following channels being the main telecast partners overseas.

  • Setanta Sports - Covers at least least 2 live games from each of the weekly rounds. Plus all the playoffs, the Grand Final and all three State of Origin matches live. Shown in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and in the United States of America. Also covers Australia test matches.
  • Australia Network - Provides free-to-air coverage to overseas locales in the Asia-Pacific region and India. Covers the Grand Final live.

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Players

National Rugby League footballers account for some of Australasia's most famous athletes, commanding multi-million dollar playing contracts as well as sponsorship deals. Each club in the NRL has a "top squad" of twenty-five players, which are signed under the Salary Cap (as described above). By and large, the players who play in National Rugby League matches are sourced from these "top squad"s. Occasionally during a season, however, the need may arise for a club to use players outside these 25, and in this case players are usually sourced from the club's junior ranks (such as the relevant New South Wales Cup or Queensland Cup squad). The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) is the governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Queensland. ...


The players voted to be the best in each position at the end of the season are honoured at the annual Dally M Awards, with the player of the year awarded the Dally M Medal. The man of the match in the Grand Final is awarded the Clive Churchill Medal. The Dally M Awards are named in honour of Australian rugby league great Dally Messenger. ... The Dally M Medal is the premier individual award in the National Rugby League, which is given to the best and fairest player in the competition for that year. ... The Clive Churchill Medal has been presented to the man-of-the-match of the Australian first grade rugby league Grand Final ever since 1986. ...


Europeans in the NRL

European-born players in the National Rugby League amount to very few. However those who do make the trip downunder (In recent times Adrian Morley and Brian Carney) tend to be stars of the game and generate a cult following. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Adrian Morley (born May 10 1977 in Salford, UK) is a rugby league player who plays for the Warrington Wolves in the National Rugby League competition. ... Brian Carney (born 23 July 1976 in Cork, Ireland) is a rugby union player for Munster. ...


Scotland international Ian Henderson and fellow Scot James McManus are the only two European players in the NRL this season. First international Ireland 6 - 26 Scotland (Dublin, Ireland; 6 August 1996) Biggest win France 20 - 42 Scotland (Perpignan, France; 3 July 2001 Biggest defeat Ireland 43 - 10 Scotland (Dublin, Ireland; 29 October 2004) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 2000) Best result Round 1, 2000 There are two Scottish rugby... This article is about the country. ... The 2008 National Rugby League (NRL) premiership is the one hundred and first season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia, and the eleventh run by the NRL. The lineup of clubs remained unchanged from the previous year, with sixteen teams contesting the 2008 Telstra Premiership. ...


Indigenous Australians in the NRL

The first Indigenous Australian to play in the pre-cursor to the NRL was New South Wales Rugby League premiership player George Green in 1909. Since that time, many high profile indigenous athletes have played in the competition, including standout rugby league test players Arthur Beetson (first ever aboriginal to captain an Australian national team) and current Test match representatives Jonathan Thurston and Greg Inglis. Languages Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religions Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including Islam and various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... The old NSWRL Logo The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was a major rugby league competition run mostly in New South Wales, but later in other parts of the country between 1908 and 1994. ... Captain of the Australia national rugby league football team Arthur Henry Beetson OAM (born January 22, 1945 in Roma, Queensland) was a leading rugby league player for Queensland and Australia from 1964 to 1981. ... Australian Kangaroos redirects here. ... Johnathan Dean Thurston (born April 25, 1983 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the North Queensland Cowboys in the National Rugby League competition as well as Queensland and Australia. ... Greg Inglis (born January 15, 1987 in Kempsey, New South Wales), is an Australian rugby league player for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League competition. ...


A Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission report found that 11% of NRL players in 2006 were of Aboriginal descent (It was only 7% in the AFL in 2005[38]), making the NRL the most popular professional sporting competition for Indigenous Australians.[39]. By way of comparison, only 2.3% of the Australian population identified themselves as Indigenous in the 2006 Australian census.[40] The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is a national independent statutory body of the Australian Government. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ...


Pacific Islanders in the NRL

Most of the players in the National Rugby League are of Australian origin, although there are increasing numbers of both New Zealand and Pacific Island-born players being selected by clubs. In recent years, Polynesian players have made up 75 per cent of junior representative teams in New South Wales.[41] It has been estimated that by 2011-2012 50% of NRL players will be Polynesian. [42] The Pacific Ocean has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number is unknown. ... Polynesian is an adjectival form which refers variously to: Polynesian pie Polynesian sauce, a food condiment available at Chick-fil-A the aboriginal inhabitants of Polynesia, and their: Polynesian culture Polynesian mythology Polynesian languages Category: ...


Statistics

Further information: List of National Rugby League records
Top scorers in the National Rugby League (from 1998 onwards)
Rank Player Points
1 Flag of Lebanon Hazem El Masri[43] 2,024
2 Flag of Australia Andrew Johns 1,578
3 Flag of Australia Clinton Schifcofske 1,496
4 Flag of Australia Craig Fitzgibbon[43] 1,238
5 Flag of Australia Matt Orford[43] 1,092
6 Flag of Australia Brett Hodgson[43] 1,073
7 Flag of Australia Michael De Vere 1,030
8 Flag of Australia Ryan Girdler 901
9 Flag of Australia Josh Hannay 882
10 Flag of Australia Darren Lockyer[43] 834
As of 1 January 2007.[44]

The Brisbane Broncos have won the most premierships since the creation of the National Rugby League (1998, 2000 and 2006) This is a selection of records from the major rugby league competitions of Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... HAZEM EL MASRI CANNOT BENCHPRESS THE MOST IN THE BULLDOGS NRL TEAM Hazem El Masri (Arabic: حازم المصري) (born April 1, 1976 in Tripoli, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-Australian professional rugby league football player, widely known for his goal-kicking feats with his National Rugby League side, the Canterbury Bulldogs. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the rugby league player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Clinton Schifcofske Clinton Schifcofske (born November 10, 1975 in Moranbah, QLD) is an Australian rugby union player for the Queensland Reds in the Super 14 competition. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Craig Fitzgibbon (born June 16, 1977 in Wollongong, New South Wales) is an Australian rugby league player who plays for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League competition. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matt Orford is an Australian rugby league player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brett Hodgson (born February 12, 1978 in Liverpool, New South Wales) is an Australian Rugby League player for the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League competition and also for New South Wales. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Michael De Vere (born 11 December, 1976 in Campbelltown, New South Wales) is an Australian former rugby league footballer, who played for the Brisbane Broncos, the Huddersfield Giants, New South Wales and Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ryan Girdler (born 19 September 1972, Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former rugby league player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Josh Hannay (born January 11, 1980 in Moranbah, Queensland) is a rugby league player for the Celtic Crusaders in National League Two of the British competition. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Darren Lockyer (born 24 March 1977 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional rugby league player and current captain of the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Maroons and Australian Kangaroos sides. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. ... The inaugural season of the National Rugby League saw the Brisbane Broncos claim their fourth premiership in seven seasons, defeating the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-12 in the last grand final played at the Sydney Football Stadium. ... The year 2000 saw the third season of the National Rugby League competition, the 93rd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The year 2006 saw the ninth National Rugby League premiership, the 99th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ...


The Bulldogs hold the record for the most consecutive wins, having won 17 matches in a row between 31 March 2002 and 3 August 2002.[45] However this was the year that they cheated the salary cap by over $1.5 million. The Parramatta Eels set the records for the highest score and margin of victory in a 74–4 victory over the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on 23 August 2003.[46] The most victories achieved within a season is 21, held by the Melbourne Storm in 2007.[47] Since the first National Rugby League season in 1998, a total of six players have topped the scorers list in a season. However, the only player to have won the title more than once is Hazem El Masri, the overall top scorer in the National Rugby League's history, having claimed the title in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Hazem El Masri was leading the top scoring table in 2005 until sidelined through injury. His tally of 342 points in 2004[48] remains the most points scored by an individual in a season. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Parramatta Eels is an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. ... The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Cronulla, New South Wales in the Sutherland Shire, south of Sydney. ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Melbourne Storm is a professional rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia. ... HAZEM EL MASRI CANNOT BENCHPRESS THE MOST IN THE BULLDOGS NRL TEAM Hazem El Masri (Arabic: حازم المصري) (born April 1, 1976 in Tripoli, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-Australian professional rugby league football player, widely known for his goal-kicking feats with his National Rugby League side, the Canterbury Bulldogs. ... HAZEM EL MASRI CANNOT BENCHPRESS THE MOST IN THE BULLDOGS NRL TEAM Hazem El Masri (Arabic: حازم المصري) (born April 1, 1976 in Tripoli, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-Australian professional rugby league football player, widely known for his goal-kicking feats with his National Rugby League side, the Canterbury Bulldogs. ...


Ken Irvine is Rugby League's most prolific try scorer with 212 tries, the only player to score 200 or more tries. Ken Irvine (born 1941 in Sydney, New South Wales, died 1991) was an Australian rugby league player for the North Sydney Bears and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, primarily as a winger. ...


Nigel Vagana's 154 tries scored across all nine seasons of the National Rugby League[49] makes him the most prolific try scorer in the competition's history ( as Ken Irvine and Steve Menzies, the games actual highest try scorers, played before the creation of the NRL). Nathan Blacklock holds the record for the most tries in a season, with 27 scored in 2001[50] for his team, the St. George Illawarra Dragons. Nigel Vagana (born February 7, 1975 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand Rugby League player for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League competition, Vagana also previously played for the Canterbury Bulldogs. ... Ken Irvine (born 1941 in Sydney, New South Wales, died 1991) was an Australian rugby league player for the North Sydney Bears and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, primarily as a winger. ... Steven Menzies (born December 4, 1973 in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales) is a Australian rugby league player in the National Rugby League. ... Nathan Blacklock (born in Tingha, New South Wales, Australia) was an Australian rugby league and rugby union player who primarily played as a winger. ... The St. ...


Three players hold the record for the most points scored in a game; Hazem El Masri, Andrew Johns and Matt Geyer with 34 apiece.[51] Only three players have scored five tries in a game; Francis Meli, Jamie Lyon and Nigel Vagana.[51] This article is about the rugby league player. ... Matt Geyer (born September 5, 1975) is an Australian Rugby League player for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League competition and fromerly for New South Wales. ... Francis Meli (born April 27, 1979 in Apia, Samoa is a New Zealand Rugby League player, currently playing for the St Helens in the Super League competition. ... Jamie Lyon (born 24 January 1982) is an Australian rugby league player currently playing for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League competition. ... Nigel Vagana (born February 7, 1975 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand Rugby League player for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the National Rugby League competition, Vagana also previously played for the Canterbury Bulldogs. ...


It should be noted, however, that the official records of the NRL do not differentiate between the various top level competitions. For more information on official records, see this page List of NSWRL/ARL/SL/NRL records This is a selection of records from all of the first grade rugby league club competitions that have been held in Australia since 1908. ...


See also

The old NSWRL Logo The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was a major rugby league competition run mostly in New South Wales, but later in other parts of the country between 1908 and 1994. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... The Super League war was a battle for the control of broadcast rights for the sport of Rugby League. ... The 2007 WCC logo. ... This is a selection of records from the major rugby league competitions of Australia. ... Comprehensive regular season results of the NRL. Category: ... An aerial view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the 1992 Cricket World Cup final packed with 90,000 people. ... The Dally M Medal is the premier individual award in the National Rugby League, which is given to the best and fairest player in the competition for that year. ... The Clive Churchill Medal has been presented to the man-of-the-match of the Australian first grade rugby league Grand Final ever since 1986. ... NRL Rugby League 2 is a video game based on the sport of rugby league. ...

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External links

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Clubs in the National Rugby League, 2008

Brisbane Broncos · Bulldogs · Canberra Raiders · Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Gold Coast Titans · Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles · Melbourne Storm · Newcastle Knights
New Zealand Warriors · North Queensland Cowboys · Parramatta Eels · Penrith Panthers
St. George Illawarra Dragons · South Sydney Rabbitohs · Sydney Roosters · Wests Tigers Comprehensive regular season results of the NRL. Category: ... The 2008 National Rugby League (NRL) premiership is the one hundred and first season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia, and the eleventh run by the NRL. The lineup of clubs remained unchanged from the previous year, with sixteen teams contesting the 2008 Telstra Premiership. ... The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Brisbane, Queensland. ... The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in the city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. ... The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Cronulla in the Sutherland Shire, south of Sydney. ... The Gold Coast Titans are an Australian professional rugby league football team based on the Gold Coast in Queensland. ... -1... The Melbourne Storm is a professional rugby league football club based in the city of Melbourne, Australia. ... The Newcastle Knights are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Newcastle, New South Wales. ... The New Zealand Warriors (formerly the Auckland Warriors) are a professional rugby league team based in Auckland, New Zealand. ... The North Queensland Cowboys are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in Townsville, Queensland, and compete in Australasian premier rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership. ... The Parramatta Eels is an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. ... The Penrith Panthers is an Australian professional rugby league football team. ... The St. ... The South Sydney Rabbitohs, also known as Souths, SSFC or The Rabbits, are an Australian professional rugby league team based in Sydney, New South Wales. ... The Sydney Roosters are a professional rugby league club based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia. ... Wests Tigers is a rugby league football club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australasia. ...

Former NSWRL / ARL / SL / NRL clubs

Adelaide · Annandale · Balmain · Cumberland · Glebe · Gold Coast · Hunter
Illawarra · Newcastle · Newtown · North Sydney · Northern Eagles
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Super League - 1997 The old NSWRL Logo The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was a major rugby league competition run mostly in New South Wales, but later in other parts of the country between 1908 and 1994. ... The Australian Rugby League (ARL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in Australia. ... The 1908 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the inaugural season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first in Australia. ... 1909s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the second season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1910 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the third season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1911 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fourth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1912 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fifth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1913 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the sixth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1914 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the seventh season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1915 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1916 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the ninth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1917 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the tenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... 1918s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the eleventh season of rugby league football played in Australia. ... The 1919 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was twelth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1920 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the thirteenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1921 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the Fourteenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1921 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the fifthteenth season of top-grade rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1923 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the sixteenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1924 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the seventeenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1925 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the eighteenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1926 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the nineteenth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1927 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the twentieth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... 1928s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-first season of rugby league football in Australia. ... The 1929 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the 22nd season of the rugby league football competition based in Sydney. ... The 1930 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the twenty-third season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1931 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-fourth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1932 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the twenty-fifth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1933 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-sixth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1934 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-sixth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1935 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1936 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the twenty-ninth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1937 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirtieth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1938 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-first season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1939 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-second season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1940 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-third season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1941 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-fourth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1942 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-fifth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1943 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-sixth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1944 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-seventh season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1945 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1946 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the thirty-ninth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1947 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fourtieth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1948 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fourty-first season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... The 1949 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the fourty-second season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... This article details the 1950s New South Wales Rugby League premiership season. ... This article details the 1951 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1952 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1953 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1954 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1955 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1956 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1957 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details 1958s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 51st season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details the 1959 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1960 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1961 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1962 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1963 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1964 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1965 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership. ... This article details 1966s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 59th season of rugby league football played in Australia. ... This article details 1967s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 60th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details 1968s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 61st season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details the 1969 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1970 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership. ... This article details 1971s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership season. ... This article details 1972s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership. ... The 1973 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the sixty-sixth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney. ... This article details 1974s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 67th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The 1975 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the sixty-eighth season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The 1976 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the sixty-ninth season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The 1977 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the seventieth season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The 1978 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the seventy-first season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The 1979 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership was the seventy-second season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details the 1980 New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 73rd season of rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details 1981s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 74th season of rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details 1982s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 75th season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... This article details 1983s New South Wales Rugby Football League premiership, the 76th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details 1984s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 77th season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... This article details 1985s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 78th season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... This article details 1986s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 79th season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... The 1987 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the eightieth season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details 1988s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 81st season of professional rugby league football played in Australia. ... This article details the 1989 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... The 1990 New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the eighty-third season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details the 1991 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details the 1992 New South Wales Rugby League premiership. ... This article details 1993s New South Wales Rugby League premiership, the 86th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... This article details 1994s top-level Australian rugby league club football season. ... The 1995 Australian Rugby League premiership was the eighty-eighth season of the rugby league competition based in Sydney, and the first to be run by the Australian Rugby League. ... The Australian Rugby Leagues 1996 premiership was the 89th season of professional rugby league football in Australia, and the second to be run by the Australian Rugby League (ARL). ... The 1997 Australian Rugby League (ARL) premiership was the 90th season of professional rugby league football in Australia and the third season run under the ARL. Twelve, ARL-loyal teams - eight from across Sydney, two from greater New South Wales and two from Queensland - competed for the Optus Cup. ... The inaugural season of the National Rugby League saw the Brisbane Broncos claim their fourth premiership in seven seasons, defeating the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-12 in the last grand final played at the Sydney Football Stadium. ... 1999 saw the second season of the National Rugby League premiership, the 92nd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The year 2000 saw the third season of the National Rugby League competition, the 93rd season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The year 2001 saw the fourth season of the National Rugby League premiership, the 94th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... 2002 saw the fifth National Rugby League (NRL) season, the 95th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The year 2003s National Rugby League (NRL) premiership was the 96th season of professional rugby league football in Australia and the sixth run by the NRL. Fifteen teams competed and the Penrith Panthers defeated reigning champions, the Sydney Roosters in the grand final, claiming their first premiership since 1991. ... The year 2004s National Rugby League season was the 97th season of professional rugby league football in Australia, and the seventh run by the NRL. Fifteen clubs competed for the Telstra Premiership. ... Fifteen clubs contested the eighth National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, the 98th season of professional rugby league in Australia. ... The year 2006 saw the ninth National Rugby League premiership, the 99th season of professional rugby league football in Australia. ... The 2007 National Rugby League premiership was the one hundredth season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the tenth run by the National Rugby League. ... The 2008 National Rugby League (NRL) premiership is the one hundred and first season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia, and the eleventh run by the NRL. The lineup of clubs remained unchanged from the previous year, with sixteen teams contesting the 2008 Telstra Premiership. ... Super League (Australia) was a rugby league football administrative body that conducted professional competition in Australasia for one season in 1997. ... The 1997 Australian Super League premiership (known as the Telstra Cup for sponsorship purposes) was contested by ten clubs. ...

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