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NRL
NRL logo
Teams 16
Premiers Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles logoManly-Warringah (8th title)
Minor premiers Melbourne StormMelbourne Storm (1st title)
Matches played 201
Attendance 3,464,207 (total)
17,235 (per match)
Top point scorer(s) Wests TigersBenji Marshall (201)
Top try scorer(s) South Sydney Rabbitohs logoNathan Merritt (23)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs logo-1-Ben Barba (23)

The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL competition is contested by 16 teams, 15 based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. In terms of Australia-wide television ratings it has the highest audiences for its Grand Final and sells the most merchandise of any Australian sports league.

The National Rugby League is the present-day embodiment of Australia's top-level domestic rugby league competition, which in turn grew from Sydney's club competition, and which has been running continuously since 1908. The NRL was founded in 1998.

NRL matches are played throughout Australia as well as New Zealand from Autumn until Spring, culminating in a Grand Final match to determine the season's premiers. Each year the NRL champions play an additional game against the premiers of the European Super League competition in the World Club Challenge.

TeamsEdit

A total of twenty-three clubs have played in the National Rugby League between 1998 and 2007. Today there are 16 clubs which compete in the NRL. 10 clubs are from New South Wales, 3 from Quensland, 1 from Victoria, 1 from the Australian Capital Territory all Australia and 1 from New Zealand. There are also 2 State of Origin teams, New South Wales and Queensland

List of the NRL clubs:

New South WalesEdit

Most in Sydney
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Newcastle Knights
Parramatta Eels
Penrith Panthers
St George Illawarra Dragons
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sydney Roosters
Wests Tigers

QueenslandEdit

Brisbane Broncos
Gold Coast Titans
North Queensland Cowboys

VictoriaEdit

Melbourne Storm

Australian Capital TerritoryEdit

Canberra Raiders

New ZealandEdit

New Zealand Warriors