The National Rugby League is Australia’s top level rugby league tournament, comprising 16 teams and including one from New Zealand – the Warriors.
The NRL is the foremost rugby league tournament in the world, and on average per season it attracts more fans, both watching live and on TV, than any other rugby (league or union) tournament in the world.
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The South Sydney Rabbitohs, the franchise owned by Russell Crowe, stormed to victory in the grand final against the Bulldogs (30-6), having beaten the Roosters (32-22) and the Sea Eagles (40-24) in the play-offs. The Rabbitohs actually only finished third in the regular season league table, with both sides they beat in the play-offs finishing above them.
At the other end of the table, the Sharks finished comfortably bottom, with the Raiders and the Titans above them.
First Round Fixtures
Broncos v Rabbitohs
THU 5 MAR 19:05 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Eels v Sea Eagles
FRI 6 MAR 19:45 Pirtek Stadium, Sydney
Knights v Warriors
SAT 7 MAR 16:30 Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Titans v Wests Tigers
SAT 7 MAR 18:00 Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast
Cowboys v Roosters
SAT 7 MAR 20:00 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville
Panthers v Bulldogs
SUN 8 MAR 16:00 Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Sharks v Raiders
SUN 8 MAR 18:30 Remondis Stadium, Sydney
Dragons v Storm
MON 9 MAR 19:00 WIN Jubilee Oval, Sydney
So who will be crowned champions this year? Here are the bookies’ odds, according to Oddschecker:
Good luck with your picks this season!