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.

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NRL Tips | Round 21

Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos  Thursday August 4 | SCG | 7.50pm AEST There’s been a big move in the market for the Roosters, largely off the back of Broncos’ enforcer Patrick Carrigan being ruled out through suspension. This is a massive game for both teams, with the Roosters looking to continue their late season surge and notch four wins


NRL Tips | Round 20

Manly Sea Eagles vs Sydney Roosters Thursday July 28 | 4 Pines Park | 7.50pm AEST It’ll be interesting to see how the Sea Eagles respond after a week engulfed in the media spotlight following the self-standing down of seven players over the Pride guernsey fiasco. The controversy will surely be an unwelcome distraction and Manly should be ripe for


NRL Tips | Round 19

Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos  Thursday July 21 | CommBank Stadium | 7.50pmAEST Two sides deeply entrenched in the race for a top four spot, with the Eels and Broncos both coming into this clash in winning form after three wins on the bounce. This is a big opportunity to keep up momentum, with the Broncos (fourth) and Eels (sixth)


NRL Tips | Round 18

North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks Friday July 15 | Queensland Country Bank Stadium | 6.00pm AEST A cracking Friday night clash, with the low-flying Cowboys taking on a Sharks side looking for five straight wins. The Cowboys have stormed into outright second spot on the ladder and are also aiming for five on the trot. But they’ve lost their


NRL Tips | Round 17

Cronulla Sharks vs Melbourne Storm Thursday July 7 | PointsBet Stadium | 7.50pm AEST The Sharks have somewhat steadied their season with three consecutive wins since the mid-season break. While the points have been much-needed to keep them entrenched in the top-four conversation, they were all against average sides - Canterbury, Gold Coast and the Warriors. They face a Melbourne


NRL Tips | Round 16

Manly Sea Eagles vs Melbourne Storm  Thursday June 30 | 4 Pines Park | 7.50pm AEST The hot-and-cold Sea Eagles will be looking to make amends after last round when they let in three late tries to lose after dominating the Cowboys for 70+ minutes. They now play host to the Storm, who seem back on track after consecutive mid-season


NRL Tips | Round 15

St George Illawarra Dragons vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Thursday June 16 | WIN Stadium | 7.50pm AEST South Sydney has won its past eight matches against the Dragons and come into this off two victories. But whilst they’ve found some winning form, those triumphs have only come against lowly opponents in the Tigers and Titans. They won comfortably enough, but


NRL Tips | Round 14

North Queensland Cowboys vs St George Illawarra Dragons Friday June 10 | Queensland Country Bank Stadium | 7.55pm AEST The Cowboys are back in winning form after beating the Titans last week, following the loss to the Panthers a week earlier which ended a six-game winning streak. They did it comfortably against the Titans, and the Dragons are a similar


NRL Tips | Round 13

Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys Thursday June 2 | Cbus Super Stadium | 7.50pm AEST The Titans’ disappointing season continues with only three wins from their past 12 outings, including last week’s second half capitulation when losing to the Broncos. After playing spectacular footy in the first half, the Titans stopped to a halt as the Broncos competed


NRL Tips | Round 12

Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles  Thursday May 26 | AAMI Park | 7.50pm AEST Both teams head into this clash out of form, with the Storm and Sea Eagles both suffering back-to-back defeats. Manly were brave losing to the Eels 22-20 but lost star Tom Trbojevic to a season-ending shoulder injury. While Manly’s record with Trbojevic isn’t too bad,


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

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