The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of Australian domestic professional rugby league, consisting of 16 teams. The season runs from March to October, with a a 24 match regular season before the top 8 teams compete in a knockout tournament Finals series to decide the Champion culminating in the Grand Final at Stadium Australia in Sydney. The winner will play the champions of the Super League in the World Club Challenge.
The most successful side in National Rugby League history are the South Sydney Rabbitohs who have the won the title 21 times.
State of Origin
One of the highlights of the NRL season is the State of Origin, a best of three match series between representative sides from the states of New South Wales (Blues) and Queensland (Maroons). The Queensland home fixture is played at Suncorp Stadium, the New South Wales home fixture is usually played at Stadium Australia and the third fixture is interstate.
Clubs of the NRL
The below 17 teams compete in the National Rugby League, nine based within Greater Sydney, one in regional New South Wales, four in Queensland and one each in the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and New Zealand. Click on the link (where available) next to the team for a guide to visiting the stadium and city, or view the map on the bottom of this page to see where each team is located.
Brisbane Broncos – Suncorp Stadium (Capacity – 52,500)
Canberra Raiders – GIO Stadium (Capacity – 25,000)
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – Stadium Australia (Capacity – 83,500)
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks – PointsBet Stadium (Capacity – 20,500)
Gold Coast Titans – Cbus Super Stadium (Capacity – 27,400)
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles – 4 Pines Park (Capacity – 23,000)
Melbourne Storm – AAMI Park (Capacity – 30,050)
Newcastle Knights – McDonald Jones Stadium (Capacity – 33,000)
New Zealand Warriors – Mount Smart Stadium (Capacity – 30,000)
North Queensland Cowboys – Queensland Country Bank Stadium (Capacity – 25,000)
Parramatta Eels – CommBank Stadium (Capacity – 30,000)
Penrith Panthers – BlueBet Stadium (Capacity – 22,500)
Redcliffe Dolphins – Suncorp Stadium (Capacity – 52,500)
South Sydney Rabbitohs – Stadium Australia (Capacity – 83,500)
St George Illawarra Dragons – Netstrata Jubille Stadium (Capacity – 20,500)/WIN Stadium (Capacity – 23,000)
Sydney Roosters – Allianz Stadium (Capacity – 42,500)
Wests Tigers – Leichhardt Oval (Capacity – 20,000)/Campbelltown Stadium (Capacity – 20,000)/CommBank Stadium (Capacity – 30,000)
How to buy tickets for the National Rugby League
Further information and to purchase tickets for all matches in the National Rugby League, is available on the official website here.
Last Updated on July 19, 2023 by Sports Tourist