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Encyclopedia > National Rugby League season 1998
1998 NRL Season
Participant teams 20
(finals series: 10)
Premiers Brisbane Broncos
Coach - Wayne Bennett
Captain - Allan Langer
Runners-up Canterbury Bulldogs
Coach - Steve Folkes
Captain - Darren Britt
Minor Premiers Brisbane Broncos
Top scorer Ivan Cleary (Roosters)
284 points
Top try scorer Darren Smith (Broncos)
23 tries
Top goal scorers Daryl Halligan (Bulldogs)
and
Ivan Cleary (Roosters
116 goals
Dally M Medalist Andrew Johns (Knights)

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. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... There have been two well-known people named Wayne Bennett: Wayne Bennett (blues guitarist) Wayne Bennett (rugby league coach) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Allan Langer (born July 30, 1966 in Ipswich) often nicknamed The Little Master, is an Australian rugby league player. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Steve Folkes (born January 31, 1959) is a former Australian rugby league test footballer and is currently the coach of the Canterbury Bulldogs in the National Rugby League. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Ivan Cleary is a former rugby league player for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Sydney Roosters, North Sydney Bears and New Zealand Warriors. ... The Sydney Roosters are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Ivan Cleary is a former rugby league player for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Sydney Roosters, North Sydney Bears and New Zealand Warriors. ... The Sydney Roosters are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Andrew Johns Andrew Joey Johns (born May 15, 1974) is an Australian rugby league player, who is often considered the greatest Rugby League player of all time. ... The Newcastle Knights are a National Rugby League team based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... The Sydney Football Stadium (SFS) was built in 1988 to be the premium football stadium in Sydney. ...

Contents


Season Summary

Competition Ladder

Team Pld W D L F A P/D Pts
1 Brisbane Broncos 24 18 1 5 688 310 378 37
2 Newcastle Knights 24 18 1 5 562 381 181 37
3 Melbourne Storm 24 17 1 6 546 372 174 35
4 Parramatta Eels 24 17 1 6 468 349 119 35
5 North Sydney Bears 24 17 0 7 663 367 296 34
6 Sydney City Roosters 24 16 0 8 680 383 297 32
7 Canberra Raiders 24 15 0 9 564 429 135 30
8 St. George Dragons 24 13 1 10 486 490 -4 27
9 Canterbury Bulldogs 24 13 0 11 489 411 78 26
10 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 13 0 11 503 473 30 26
11 Cronulla Sharks 24 12 1 11 438 387 51 25
12 Illawarra Steelers 24 11 1 12 476 539 -63 23
13 Balmain Tigers 24 9 1 14 381 463 -82 19
14 Penrith Panthers 24 8 2 14 525 580 -55 18
15 Auckland Warriors 24 9 0 15 417 518 -101 18
16 North Queensland Cowboys 24 9 0 15 361 556 -195 18
17 Adelaide Rams 24 7 0 17 393 615 -222 14
18 South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 5 0 19 339 560 -221 10
19 Gold Coast Chargers 24 4 0 20 289 654 -365 8
20 Western Suburbs Magpies 24 4 0 20 371 802 -431 8

Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Newcastle Knights Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Newcastle Knights are a National Rugby League team based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File links Melbournestorm. ... The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Image File history File links Parraeels_1988. ... The Parramatta Eels are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The North Sydney Bears were the oldest team to affiliate in the National Rugby League (NRL) in 1908, the main competition in Australia  for rugby league  football. ... Image File history File links Sydney_City_Roosters. ... The Sydney Roosters are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Canberra_1988. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x628, 77 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Manly_1998. ... The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Cronullasharks_2000. ... The Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links ISteelers2. ... The Illawarra Steelers were a top-level rugby league team based in the town of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Balmain Tigers is one of the founding clubs of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL). ... Image File history File links Penrith_1992. ... The Penrith Panthers are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Auckland_Warriors. ... The New Zealand Warriors (formerly Auckland Warriors) are a rugby league team based in Auckland, New Zealand who compete in the Australian based National Rugby League competition. ... Image File history File links Cowboys_1995. ... The North Queensland Cowboys is a rugby league team competing in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition. ... Image File history File links Adelaide_1998. ... The Adelaide Rams were a Rugby League team, playing two seasons at the top level (1997-98). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (968x700, 60 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The South Sydney Rabbitohs are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Goldcoast_1988. ... Gold Coast are a rugby league team who played in the NSWRL competition from 1988-1997, and the NRL in 1998. ... Image File history File links Magpies_1998. ... The Western Suburbs Magpies are a Rugby League club in Sydney, Australia. ...

1998 Finals Series

Home Away Referee Venue Crowd
mPS Canberra 17 Manly 4 B.Harrigan Bruce Stadium 15 953
mPS St George 12 Canterbury 20 S.Clark Kogarah Oval 16 833
MPS Parramatta 25 Norths 12 K.Jeffes Parramatta Stadium 16 033
MPS Melbourne 12 Syd.City 26 P.McBlane Olympic Park 18 247
mSF Norths 2 Canterbury 23 B.Harrigan North Sydney Oval 18 718
mSF Melbourne 24 Canberra 10 S.Clark Olympic Park 12 592
MSF Newcastle 15 Syd.City 26 K,Jeffes Marathon Stadium 26 482
MSF Brisbane 10 Parramatta 15 P.McBlane ANZ Stadium 21 172
PF Newcastle 16 Canterbury 28 S.Clark Sydney Football Stadium 24 449 AET
PF Brisbane 30 Melbourne 6 B.Harrigan Sydney Football Stadium 20 354
F Brisbane 46 Syd.City 18 S.Clark ANZ Stadium 28 374
F Parramatta 20 Canterbury 32 B.Harrigan Sydney Football Stadium 36 841 AET
GF Brisbane 38 Canterbury 12 B.Harrigan Sydney Football Stadium 40 857

ยน Home field advantage applied for all matches in the first two weeks of the 1998 Finals Series. All other matches were scheduled for the Sydney Football Stadium, except one of the finals, which was re-allocated to Brisbane's ANZ Stadium. Image File history File links Canberra_1988. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... Image File history File links Manly_1998. ... The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (480x628, 77 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Saint George Dragons was a team in the National Rugby League competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Parraeels_1988. ... The Parramatta Eels are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The North Sydney Bears were the oldest team to affiliate in the National Rugby League (NRL) in 1908, the main competition in Australia  for rugby league  football. ... Image File history File links Melbournestorm. ... The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Image File history File links Sydney_City_Roosters. ... The Sydney Roosters are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The North Sydney Bears were the oldest team to affiliate in the National Rugby League (NRL) in 1908, the main competition in Australia  for rugby league  football. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Melbournestorm. ... The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Image File history File links Canberra_1988. ... The Canberra Raiders are a National Rugby League team based in Canberra, Australia. ... Newcastle Knights Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Newcastle Knights are a National Rugby League team based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File links Sydney_City_Roosters. ... The Sydney Roosters are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Image File history File links Parraeels_1988. ... The Parramatta Eels are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Newcastle Knights Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Newcastle Knights are a National Rugby League team based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Image File history File links Melbournestorm. ... The Melbourne Storm are a rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Image File history File links Sydney_City_Roosters. ... The Sydney Roosters are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links Parraeels_1988. ... The Parramatta Eels are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brisbane Broncos, founded 1988, is a rugby league team based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Bulldogs (also known as Canterbury Bulldogs), are a team in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia. ...


See also

The logo of the National Rugby League. ...

External links

  • NRL official website
Preceded by:
1997 ARL season
National Rugby League
1998
Succeeded by:
1999 NRL season
Preceded by:
1997 Super League season

 
 

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