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.

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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


NRL Tips | Round 15

Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs Thursday 17/6/2021 While the Broncos shock win over the Roosters remains fresh in mind, it’s hard to envisage them pulling another surprise here against the Rabbitohs. The Broncos have home ground advantage here, but since their win over the Roosters, have lost their next three by an average of 43 points. The Rabbitohs have seemingly


NRL Tips | Round 14

Manly Sea Eagles v North Queensland Cowboys Friday 11/6/21 These two sides come off a bye last weekend so there should fresh legs in the Cowboys and Sea Eagles. Origin hero Tom Trbojevic will be rested with Dylan Walker his replacement for Manly, who also have Daly Cherry-Evans and Jake Trbojevic set to back up after Origin. Kieran Foran is


NRL Tips | Round 13

Round 13 is a split round due to State of Origin. There are four matches with eight teams enjoying a bye. St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos Thursday 3/6/21 The Dragons have recalled forward Jack de Belin as they look to arrest a three-game losing streak. De Belin will play his first NRL match since the 2018 finals and will


NRL Tips | Round 12

Brisbane Broncos v Melbourne Storm Thursday 27/5/21 The Broncos have home ground advantage as they look to back up their shock win over the Roosters with victory against the Storm. In the Broncos’ favour is they meet a Storm side still far from full strength, with Ryan Papenhuyzen, Cameron Munster, Jahrome Hughes, Harry Grant and now Christian Welch all out. However,


NRL Tips | Round 11

North Queensland Cowboys v Newcastle Knights Thursday 20/5/21 A big blow for the Knights here is the loss of young gun Bradnam Best, while Hymel Hunt is back on the injury list adding further pain as they head north to take on the Cowboys. The Knights add the experience of veteran Blake Green, but it’s far from an ideal preparation for


NRL Tips | Round 10

Wests Tigers v Newcastle Knights Friday 14/5/21 Interesting clash to kick off magic round between two likely bottom eight sides. Newcastle has been the best of these two teams so far this year, but they’re on the back foot with the loss of Kalyn Ponga. Tex Hoy is an able replacement for Ponga at fullback and can still cause some havoc for


NRL Tips | Round 9

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Melbourne Storm Thursday 6/5/21 Both teams come into this off sustained winning form, but one side’s streak will be coming to an end in this Thursday night blockbuster. While the Rabbits will enjoy home ground advantage, they will be without key players Adam Reynolds, Cameron Murray, Jaxson Paulo and Campbell Graham - all forced out with


NRL Tips | Round 8

Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs Thursday 29/4/2021 Josh Papalii and Jarrod Croker on the sidelines is a further blow for a Raiders side with its backs against the wall after three straight losses. The best way to respond would be beating an in-form Rabbitohs side, undefeated in their past six outings. The Raiders have won the past six of


NRL Tips | Round 7

Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights Thursday 22/4/21 Penrith have won their past 12 games at this venue and are yet to taste defeat in 2021. While they only just limped past the improved Broncos last week, it may be the wake-up call they needed. The Knights come off landing win number two for the season beating the Sharks in a


NRL Tips | Round 6

Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers Thursday 15/4/21 A colossal mismatch to kick off round six, with undefeated grand finalists Penrith taking on a struggling Brisbane outfit. The Broncos have home ground advantage, but it will matter for little, such is the disparity in talent and cohesiveness between these two sides. The Panthers are the form side of 2021 - thrashing


NRL Bets | Round 5

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos Thursday 8/4/2021 The Rabbits are low-flying and go into this Thursday night encounter as well-deserved red-hot favourites. Benji Marshall will land the No.6 jersey in place of the suspended Cody Walker – a key omission for the Rabbits. Expect a classy showing from Benji who no doubt will be looking to take advantage of


NRL Tips | Round 4

Manly Sea Eagles v Penrith Panthers Thursday 1/04/21 One of many early round mismatches with last year’s grand finalists Penrith up against the winless Sea Eagles. With the return of skipper Nathan Cleary, the Panthers should be able to inflict another loss on a Manly side already cemented at the bottom of the ladder. Penrith has won its last three


NRL Tips | Round 3

Penrith v Melbourne Thursday 25/03/21 A blockbuster Thursday night clash with the grand final rematch between two sides who again look standouts in the competition. Two key outs have taken a minor edge off this clash with Penrith ruling out co-captain Nathan Cleary and Melbourne taking a precautionary approach with star fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen over his neck complaint. While it


NRL Tips | Round 2

Round two of the NRL season dishes up a number of intriguing match-ups, with Sunday’s games posing the best betting opportunities. In round one, the top sides largely lived up to expectations, while it will be interesting to see the response from a number of under-pressure sides looking to bounce back and confirm they are genuine finals contenders. Melbourne v