Tag: NRL


WA muster support for NRL franchise  

Government to back up Perth-based NRL team

Western Australia (WA) has kicked off a campaign for a State-based National Rugby League (NRL) franchise beyond 2023. ‘perth now’ stated that work is now underway to find a third party bid the Labor Government can support, amid expectations that the NRL will expand to 18 teams from 17 after the... » Read more


The Dolphins ‘acrobatic’ entry to NRL

Dolphins new NRL member

As per the National Rugby League (NRL) CEO, Andrew Abdo, the upcoming professional rugby league team – The Dolphins’ (Australia) plans to build a functioning football department, a National Rugby League (NRL)-ready team and men’s and women’s player pathways were behind their successful... » Read more


Rugby showcase may be moved to Kiwis’ home

NRL considers moving Grand Final to New Zealand

The National Rugby League (NRL) will consider moving the Grand Final to New Zealand (scheduled to be held in Australia on October 3rd, 2021) going by the high surge in COVID-19 cases in Australia. The NRL authorities were “pretty impressed” after watching the Australia national rugby union team... » Read more


Down Under wants rugby showcase postponed

Rugby League World Cup with green light but a lot of questions

Leading clubs of Australia believe this year’s Rugby League World Cup should be postponed for 12 months as COVID-19’s Delta variant has ‘exploded’ in the United Kingdom, according to one National Rugby League (NRL) Chief Executive. It is a different matter that the tournament is set to be... » Read more


State of Origin series opener in iconic MCG

Australia National Rugby League ‘State of Origin’ series back at MCG

The epochal Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne (Australia) has been locked in to host game one of the 2021 State of Origin series, Brisbane will be the venue for the second match with Sydney scoring the series finale. The State of Origin series is an annual best-of-three rugby league... » Read more


NRL to make Magic Round ‘magic’al for fans

Australia National Rugby League back with fans

Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) wants to pack Suncorp Stadium with 50,000 fans per day for the return of its Magic Round to be held from May 14th-16th, 2021, and also aims to make it a pack-a-punch event. The National Rugby League (NRL) is Australia’s top-level domestic men’s rugby... » Read more


Australia rugby fans left to own devices

Australia Brisbane Suncorp Stadium fans waiting

A mobile ticketing glitch by Ticketek (Australian event ticketing company) left thousands of National Rugby League (NRL) fans high and dry and they were left stuck outside Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (Australia) recently which also led to huge concerns over leaving supporters vulnerable in wake of... » Read more