National Rugby League

Rugby league was born in Australia in 1908 as a separate competition from rugby union. Following in the footsteps of the UK’s northern union of England, the competition drew elite rugby union players from  New South Wales rugby. Throughout the century, the game grew rapidly, gaining favor with crowds and becoming Australia’s top-level domestic men’s rugby league club competition.

How many teams are in the NRL?

The NRL features 16 teams from 5 regions – 10 from NSW, 3 from Queensland and one each from the ACT, Victoria and New Zealand.

1              Brisbane Broncos

2              Canberra Raiders

3              Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

4              Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

5              Gold Coast Titans

6              Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

7              Melbourne Storm

8              Newcastle Knights

9              New Zealand Warriors

10           North Queensland Cowboys

11           Parramatta Eels

12           Penrith Panthers

13           South Sydney Rabbitohs

14           St. George Illawarra Dragons

15           Sydney Roosters

16           Wests Tigers

When is the NRL Season?

When is the Regular Season?

The NRL premiership begins in early March after a series of trial matches. Games are held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays until end of September.

Teams competes against each other throughout the season with 9 teams playing twice, whilst the remaining 6 teams play just once, resulting in each team playing 24 games with 2 byes in the 26 week regular season. There are a total of 192 games.

Teams receive 2 competition points for a win and 1 point for a draw. Byes also receives 2 points. A loss does not get any points. Teams are ranked depending on their total competition points, then match points differential (for and against). At the finale of the regular season, the club which ranked highest on the ladder is declared minor premiers.

When is the Finals Series?

At the end of the regular season, the 8 highest placed teams will have a chance to compete in the finals series. The Finals Series lasts for 4 weeks, with the fourth week being the Grand Final.

What are the NRL Betting Options?

Given that NRL is one of the most popular rugby league competitions in the world, it is no surprise every bookmaker that values their place in the industry has multiple markets each weekend on the NRL. is one bookmaker that has a truly global footprint and accepts punters from most countries around the world.

The best way to boost the chances of finding the kind of bet you’d like to place on your essential NRL betting tips is to register with all bookmakers.

Next, do some research – there are many reputable sports betting platforms and services available online. Some will also provide valuable NRL betting tips on the match or matches you had in mind.

Rugby league betting options

  • Head to head:

This type of bet is simply backing one team to beat the other without any handicaps.

  • Margin betting:

Margin betting enables punters to predict the margin by which a team will win a particular match.

  • Line betting:

Line betting gives the supposedly stronger team a handicap to level the playing field.

  • First try scorer:

A straightforward bet on the player that you think will score the first try in a match,

  • Margin Betting

Enables punters to predict the margin by which a team will win a particular match.

Where to find the best NRL Tips?

Online punting sites are the best place to get NRL tips and advice. From free sites to paid subscription sites, it’s up to you to decide the most appropriate way for you to access the best NRL tips that suit your personality style, risk profile and bankroll.

While every punter is different and will approach things in their own way, you can optimise your betting profile by taking advantage of those professional NRL tipsters who have spent many days completing the professional analysis for you. They are the ones who’ll provide you with the best NRL betting tips.

Look for an NRL tipping service that discloses and clearly explains their odds recording policies. This gives members the opportunity to take much better prices and ensures clarity for members and non-members alike, allowing you to critically assess and compare each service’s performance. Most importantly ensure they are highly profitable with their results transparently recorded and reported daily for review by all members and non-members alike.

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NRL Tips | Round 11

Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos Thursday May 19 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 7.50pm AEST Whilst this is a Newcastle home game, I’m surprised the Broncos aren’t much shorter in the market. The Broncos are reaching for five straight wins, while the Knights scraped past the Bulldogs last week to avoid eight straight losses. The Broncos were electric last week


NRL Tips | Round 10

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Newcastle Knights  Friday May 13 | Suncorp Stadium | 6.00pm AEST Interesting clash to kick off Magic Round, with the Bulldogs surprisingly owning a strong overall record against the Knights. Despite losing three of the past five clashes, they’ve prevailed in eight of the last 11 fixtures with the Knights. They come off a loss to the


NRL Tips | Round 9

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos Thursday May 5 | Accor Stadium | 7.50pm AEST The Broncos pulled off an upset win (11-4) in this clash earlier in the season and if they can repeat the dose it’ll be their third straight victory. But after taking another big scalp last week when beating the Sharks, they have been hit by


NRL Tips | Round 8

Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks Thursday April 28 | Suncorp Stadium | 7.50pm AEST Despite this being a Broncos home game, it’s tough to imagine them upsetting the high-flying Sharks. Brisbane has won just one of its past five and Cronulla has lost only once from its last six. Last week the Broncos avoided losing five straight by finishing hard


NRL Tips | Round 7

Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles Thursday April 21 | PointsBet Stadium | 7.50pm AEST Cronulla has won its last seven night matches at this venue and is clearly a team on the rise this year. But they go into this clash with some important injuries that will no doubt bring Manly back into this match. Manly has really steadied


NRL Tips | Round 6

Canberra Raiders vs North Queensland Cowboys Thursday April 14 | GIO Stadium | 7.50pm AEST A big chance for one of these sides to get back to 3-3. The Cowboys come into this off a tough last-play loss to the Warriors, but they'll take some confidence after dominating the Raiders in this fixture only a few weeks ago with a


NRL Tips | Round 5

Overall results: +0.1u Week 4: +0.5u Week 3: +2.65u Week 2: -0.6u Week 1: -2.52u Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles Thursday April 7 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 7.50pm AEDT Whilst we're only four games into the season, these two sides have had very different starts to the year. The Knights came out in a blaze of glory, winning their first two


NRL Tips | Round 4

Gold Coast Titans vs Wests Tigers Thursday March 31 | Cbus Super Stadium | 8.05pm AEDT The Tigers are the only team yet to win a game after three rounds and rightly go into this as clear underdogs. While the Titans will be hungry after blowing a massive lead against the Raiders last week. There's not much between these sides


NRL Tips | Round 3

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks Thursday March 24 | WIN Stadium | 8.05pm AEDT A grudge match to kick off round three - and this should be another ripper edition of a growing feud. As mentioned in the opening rounds, I'm a big fan of the Sharks under Fitzgibbon this year. The Sharks seem to be in great


NRL Tips | Round 2

Melbourne Storm vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Thursday March 17 | AAMI Park | 8.05pm AEDT It was the typical gutsy Storm when they came-from-behind to beat the Tigers in round one. They return to AAMI Park for the first time since round 8 last year and they'll be keen to please their home fans. The Rabbitohs have a poor record


NRL Tips | Round 1

Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles Thursday 10th March 2022, BlueBet Stadium (8.05pm) The Panthers start their title defence at home against a Sea Eagles side which is expected to once again be in the mix for finals, or perhaps even rise to higher honours. Manly has stability from last season and it should ensure they’re hard to topple early


NRL Grand Final

Penrith Panthers v South Sydney Rabbitohs Sunday 3/10/21 Many expected the Melbourne Storm to run away with the NRL Premiership, but their surprise loss last week has paved the way for what shapes as an evenly-balanced and mouth-watering tussle between the Panthers and Rabbitohs. While the Panthers have probably been the more impressive side across the length of the season, it's


NRL Finals | Week Three

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Sea Eagles Friday 24/9/21 Can make a genuine case for both of these sides to lock in a grand final spot with a win here. The Rabbitohs were surprise winners over the Panthers last week, despite most dropping off with Latrell Mitchell out. But this game really could be won and lost with the impact


NRL Finals | Week Two

Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters Friday 17/9/21 It must be said the Roosters were extremely lucky to advance through week one of finals, after the Titans screwed up a golden opportunity. Having said that, it must not be forgotten that the Roosters once again simply just got the job one. All season they’ve overcome adversity, with endless injuries and


NRL Tips | Week 1 Finals

Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles Friday 10/9/21 There’s two key factors for this game, will Storm playmaker Cameron Munster play (and will he be at his best if he does) and how will the game’s most influential player Manly star Tom Trbojevic be stopped? The Storm haven’t lost at this stadium in nine outings and have also won their past


NRL Tips | Round 25

Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters Thursday 2/9/21 The final round before finals sees one of the most critical games for the make-up of the top eight. The Raiders kept their season alive with last week’s come-from-behind win to beat the Warriors, while the Roosters capitulation against the Rabbitohs has them likely missing the top four. There’s not much splitting these two


NRL Tips | Round 24

Newcastle Knights v Gold Coast Titans Thursday 26/8/21 Plenty at stake here as the Knights and Titans vie for a finals spot. The Knights are all but assured a spot in the finals (but stranger things have happened) while the Titans’ poor differential places them precariously in the finals race. For the Knights, Dave Klemmer is out through suspension while Tyzon


NRL Tips | Round 23

Gold Coast Titans v Melbourne Storm Thursday 19/8/21 Best of luck to the Titans as they try to stop competition leaders Storm from winning a record 19th straight game. But with home ground advantage, and the prospect of playing finals football for the first time in five years, there’s a lot on the line for the Titans who pulled together three


NRL Tips | Round 22

Melbourne Storm v Canberra Raiders Thursday 12/7/21 The Raiders are on the brink of the top eight, but their late-season revival will be put to the test when they face the Storm. The upside for the Raiders is the Storm are on the quick five-day back-up after their tough battle with Manly. Is it enough to test the ladder-leading Storm? Probably


NRL Tips | Round 21

Newcastle Knights v Brisbane Broncos Thursday 5/8/21 Newcastle is back in finals contention following a win over Canberra and have a dream run home, which continues here against the Broncos. Mitchell Pearce returns for the Knights while the Broncos will be battling the loss of the energetic Kotoni Staggs. The Knights have also won three of the last four against the Broncos


NRL Tips | Round 20

Sydney Roosters v Parramatta Eels Thursday 29/7/21 A mouth-watering Thursday night contest as the fourth-placed Eels look to bounce back against the fifth-placed Roosters. The Eels went down to the Raiders last round, but while it was a shock loss, it’s clear their opponents have regained their mojo after a dismal start to the season. The Roosters are coming off three


NRL Tips | Round 19

Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders Thursday 22/7/21 The Eels have steadied the ship after back-to-back mid-season losses to have won four of their past five. They take on a similarly rejuvenated Canberra side which has won its past two after looking certain to miss finals after a horror start to the year. The Eels have a few injury concerns with


NRL Tips | Round 18

Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels Friday 16/7/21 The Titans kept their slim finals hopes alive when they broke a four-game losing streak last round with a huge away win against the Raiders. Despite coming back to the Gold Coast for this clash, it’s a vastly different task here as they face the Eels. While the Eels have somewhat slumped in


NRL Tips | Round 17

Manly Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders Thursday 8/7/21 The Sea Eagles are without Origin players Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans, but I doubt it’ll be enough to curtail one of the competition’s hottest teams. With only two losses from their past 11 fixtures, the Sea Eagles aren’t a team NRL rivals are looking forwarding to coming up against. In contrast,


NRL Tips | Round 16

Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm  Thursday 1/7/21 A blockbuster match-up kicks off round 16 with the Roosters hosting a white-hot Storm. After 12 straight wins, the high-rolling Storm will face one of their sterner tests in recent months. Amazingly, the unstoppable Storm have failed to hit 40 points just twice this year. As for the Roosters, this clash will be

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