NRL Rugby League
In a region where regular season games can see 40,000+ in attendance and the players are the most popular sportsman, there is truly no better spectacle so in reality the only way to improve watching the best NRL action is to place a bet and have something riding on the game.
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Due to the unpredictable nature of the competition, the NRL is a great addition to any punters focus with NRL Betting getting more and more popular in the UK, the bookies are offering better odds on all aspects of NRL Betting and more important, more and more markets for betting on action from the NRL.
The best bookmakers have been quick to realise the growing focus of Rugby League fans on NRL Betting and offer not only a wide choice of markets but also some great special offers with the very best bookies offering NRL Betting and live streaming of matches so that you can not only bet on the action but you can watch live and see your predictions come true as and when they happen.
Watch the Action Live
The good news for fans of the NRL and Rugby League in general is that each and ever single NRL match is shown live on TV and can be watched, for free, live on your PC.
The watch all of the action from down under, choose the game of your choice from this week’s matches below.
Best of British
As the quality of Super League players has improved over the years, the top Australian and New Zealand teams have really started to notice European players and now with a huge TV contract behind them, the NRL teams have the money to sign the very best British (and French) players.
If your favourite player has left to go to the NRL, why not keep up with them and watch online as the next stars break through into Super League
Latest NRL Match Previews
Our match preview, prediction and live streaming of Sydney Roosters v North Queensland Cowboys on 23/09/17 in the NRL Finals (Play Offs)
Our match preview, prediction and live streaming of Melbourne Storm v Brisbane Broncos on 22/09/17 in the NRL Finals (Play Offs)
Our match preview, prediction and live streaming of Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers on 15/09/17 in the NRL Finals (play offs)
Our match preview, prediction and live streaming of Parramatta Eels v North Queensland Cowboys on 16/09/17 in the NRL Finals (play offs)
Our preview, prediction and live streaming of Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys on 10/09/17 in the NRL paly offs (finals)
Our preview, prediction and live streaming of Manly Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers on 09/09/17 in the NRL play offs (finals)
Our match preview, prediction and live streaming of Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels on 09/09/17 in the NRL play offs (finals)
Our match preview, prediction and live streaming of Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos on 08/09/17 in the NRL play offs (finals)
The NRL has moved away from its Queensland and Sydney heartland sin recent seasons, with teams taking matches ‘on the road’ to all parts of Australia as well as to other parts of New Zealand.
The emergence of the Melbourne Storm as one of the world’s best clubs has also helped the spread of the game which is now seeing the competition attract the very best sportsmen from across Australia and New Zealand and the very best from the Polynesian islands.
The NRL has a different style of play when compared to the Super League with much enfaces placed on defensive structures. That gives matches in the National Rugby League much similar to international Rugby League which for many fans creates a much more exciting brand of Rugby League.
With defences on top the matches tend to be closer and lower scoring than those in the Super League. That means that matches are often in the balance until the very last second.
As the top football code in Australia the NRL is able to attract huge contracts for TV coverage as well as huge sponsorship deals. That in turn allows each and every NRL team to spend up to the maximum salary cap so even those at the foot of the table have international stars amongst there ranks.
That alongside the fact that there is no promotion and relegation, means that if one team finishes in last spot in one season they could be challenging for the Grand Final in the very next season.
All of which makes the NRL one of the most unpredictable sporting competitions in the world and the great news for fans of Rugby, Rugby League or sport in general in the UK is that each and every match from the NRL is available to watch online via Bet365.com and their incredible live streaming console.
Although there is plans for expansion going forward and in recent years’ teams from Fiji and Papua New Guinea have entered the competitions at the level below the NRL, the current makeup of the NRL can be broken down into 4 main groupings.
Although the main focus is on teams in and around the Sydney area playing out of city centre stadiums with huge capacities (such as ANZ Stadium and Allianz Stadium), each team have their own historical sections of the Sydney sporting market that they can call home.
At the end of the so called ‘Super League’ wars a number of Sydney teams had to merge to re-enter the unified competition which has led to a number of double barrelled team names.
NRL Teams in Sydney are: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs | Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks | Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles | Parramatta Eels | Penrith Panthers | South Sydney Rabbitohs | St George Illawarra Dragons | Sydney Roosters | Wests Tigers
Queensland has long been a producer of quality Rugby League players and they still continue with that focus today thanks to numerous schools, universities, junior clubs and semi-pro teams up and down to State. This has helped the State’s biggest club, the Broncos, to become one, if not the, biggest Rugby club of either code in the world with regular attendance of 40,000 watching the Broncos at the impressive Suncorp Stadium.
Although long thought of as just an AFL region, Rugby League has quickly developed a huge following the State and especially in Melbourne where the Storm have become one of the most successful teams in the NRL and SOO matches can attraction 90,000+ crowds.
NRL Teams in Victoria: Melbourne Storm
Well this maybe somewhat of a non-descript label it shows that the NRL has expanded from its historical bases and as the competition is expected to grow, this should be one section that needs redefining.