The National Rugby League (NRL), is the premier rugby league competition in the world. Featuring teams from both Australia and New Zealand, it is regarded as one of the most professional and exciting sporting leagues in the world.
There are 16 teams in the NRL, with 15 based in Australia, and one- the New Zealand Warriors- based in the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. The majority of the competition’s sides are based in New South Wales, with 9 clubs calling Sydney home, as well as a side based in Newcastle. There are also single teams based in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Townsville and the Gold Coast.
The NRL competition is run over 26 rounds, with each team playing 24 matches. Each team also has two byes during the season. The NRL ladder determines the finishing position of each club in the competition, with teams receiving two points for a win, and one point for a draw.
At the conclusion of the 26 regular season rounds, the team with the most competition points is awarded the minor premiership. The top eight teams on the ladder at the conclusion of the regular season progress to the finals, with the winner of the Grand Final named premiers.
The NRL Grand Final is held on the first Sunday in October, with the finals series traditionally held over the month of September. For the latest NRL Premiership betting odds see here – NRL Premiership Betting Odds.
Players in NRL clubs are also eligible to play a wide range of representative matches including internationals, and State of Origin- an annual series between players from the states of New South Wales and Queensland. For the latest State of Origin betting odds see here – State of Origin Betting Odds.