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Betting on NRL Rugby League ๐Ÿ’ฐ

NRL footy is one of the most popular sports in Australia and NRL betting is available on a range of markets, including the Premiership, State of Origin, Rugby League World Cup and Dally M Medal.

Unless youโ€™ve been living under a rock, youโ€™ll have noticed that with the advancements in technology and the internet, more and more tasks can be done from your home PC. Things like internet banking and personal investing are all done online and taken for granted now. Sports betting is now done online too.

No longer do you need to pop out during your work lunch break to visit a betting branch. The days of queuing up to place a bet on your footy team are well and truly a thing of the past. If you love your footy, you can now use online betting sites such as Sportsbet, Ladbrokes or Neds to place your bets.

NRL Latest Odds ๐Ÿ’ต

Click here for the latest NRL 2020 premiership odds.



NRL betting is evolving all the time. In the past, you just selected the NRL team you thought was going to win and bet in the head-to-head market or possibly on the winning margin of each game. Now thereโ€™s a host of different bets you can place on NRL teams, players, margins, inpidual awards, Grand Final winner and more. You can bet on inpidual games, the NRL premiership, Dally M Medal and even in some novelty markets.

Fancy an NRL bet on something a little more obscure? How about betting on the first player to score a try? Or the time of the first try? Or even whether more points will be scored in the first or second half. The list goes on. There are also plenty of offers and money back specials from the bookmakers each weekend to take advantage of.

But perhaps best of all, because youโ€™re betting online, all odds are 100 per cent up to date. That means you bet both before and during the match and be sure youโ€™re getting the very best live odds available for all your NRL bets.

You can place a huge array of different bets on rugby league and we look at some of the most popular ones.

HEAD-TO-HEAD:ย Head to Head betting is the easiest way to have a punt on most sports matches. Simply select who you think will win the game and if they emerge victorious so do you.ย 

LINE BETTING and HANDICAP BETTING:ย Line betting is when the bookmaker handicaps a team by setting a specific margin with the aim on making the game even between the two sides. For example, if the bookmaker believes Team A is a 10-point better team than Team B, they will handicap Team A by 10 points. The line therefore becomes Team A to beat Team B by more than 10 points or Team B to come within 10 points of Team A. Then both outcomes become equal odds, which is ultimately around $1.90 the majority of the time.

WINNING MARGINS:ย Margin betting is when the bookmaker breaks up the number of possible end results by putting in a margin. The punter must therefore select the correct result as well as the correct margin. For example, if you believe Team A will beat Team B and want to also bet on the margin, you will have to correctly pick how many points will be between the two sides at the end of full-time. So if you think Australia will win in a margin of 1-12 points youโ€™d select that option. Or maybe you think New Zealand will win a game by 13+ points.

HALF-TIME/FULL-TIME DOUBLE:ย This option allows you to bet on who you think will be leading the game at both halftime and fulltime. There are many possibilities that can occur in any match, particularly as a draw is an option.

Team A/Team A
Team A/Team B
Team A/Draw
Team B/Team B
Team B/Team A
Team B/Draw
Draw/Team A
Draw/Team B

FIRST TRYSCORER:ย This option allows you to choose which player on either team you believe will score the first try of the game. You can also bet on the last tryscorer in most games.

Click here for our expert NRL first tryscorer tips and best bets for every round.

For more information on How to bet on the NRL please visit our How to Guide HERE

NRL 2020 Schedule ๐Ÿ—“

The NRL is officially set to get back underway from May 28 with a 20-Round season. State of Origin will also be staged throughout November.

Click here for a full NRL 2020 schedule, draw and fixtures list.

NRL 2020 Grand Final Date: When is the NRL Grand Final?

The 2020 NRL Grand Final is set to be played on October 25.

NRL Teams

Club ๐Ÿ‰City ๐ŸŒState ๐Ÿ“Home Venue ๐ŸŸCapacity ๐Ÿ‘ฅ
Brisbane BroncosBrisbaneQueenslandSuncorp Stadium52,500
Canberra RaidersCanberraAustralian Capital TerritoryGIO Stadium25,000
Canterbury BulldogsSydneyNew South WalesANZ Stadium83,500
Cronulla SharksSydneyNew South WalesNestrada Jubilee Stadium20,500
Gold Coast TitansGold CoastQueenslandCbus Super Stadium27,400
Manly Sea EaglesSydneyNew South WalesLottoland23,000
Melbourne StormMelbourneVictoriaAAMI Park30,050
New Zealand WarriorsAucklandNew ZealandMount Smart Stadium30,000
Newcastle KnightsNewcastleNew South WalesMcDonald Jones Stadium33,000
North Queensland CowboysTownsvilleQueenslandQueensland Country Bank Stadium25,000
Parramatta EelsSydneyNew South WalesBankwest Stadium30,000
Penrith PanthersSydneyNew South WalesPanthers Stadium22,500
South Sydney RabbitohsSydneyNew South WalesANZ Stadium83,500
St George Illawarra DragonsSydney/WollongongNew South WalesNetstrata Jubilee Stadium/WIN Stadium20,500/23,000
Sydney RoostersSydneyNew South WalesSydney Cricket Ground48,000
Wests TigersSydneyNew South WalesLeichhardt Oval/Campbelltown Stadium20,000/20,000

NRL Premiership Winners ๐Ÿ†

Note: This table is comprised of the NRL era (since 1998).

Melbourne Storm were stripped of their 2007 and 2009 premiership titles and their 2006, 2007 and 2008 minor premiership titles due to breaching the salary cap. No champions were crowned in those years as a result.

Season ๐Ÿ—“Premiers ๐Ÿ†Score ๐Ÿ‰Runners-up ๐ŸฅˆMinor Premiers ๐Ÿฅ‡
1998Brisbane Broncos38-12Canterbury BulldogsBrisbane Broncos
1999Melbourne Storm20-18St. George Illawarra DragonsCronulla Sharks
2000Brisbane Broncos14-6Sydney RoostersBrisbane Broncos
2001Newcastle Knights30-24Parramatta EelsParramatta Eels
2002Sydney Roosters30-8New Zealand WarriorsNew Zealand Warriors
2003Penrith Panthers18-6Sydney RoostersPenrith Panthers
2004Canterbury Bulldogs16-13Sydney RoostersSydney Roosters
2005Wests Tigers30-16North Queensland CowboysParramatta Eels
2006Brisbane Broncos15-8Melbourne StormWithheld
2007Withheld34-8Manly Sea EaglesWithheld
2008Manly Sea Eagles40-0Melbourne StormWithheld
2009Withheld23-16Parramatta EelsSt. George Illawarra Dragons
2010St. George Illawarra Dragons32-8Sydney RoostersSt. George Illawarra Dragons
2011Manly Sea Eagles24-10New Zealand WarriorsMelbourne Storm
2012Melbourne Storm14-4Canterbury BulldogsCanterbury Bulldogs
2013Sydney Roosters26-18Manly Sea EaglesSydney Roosters
2014South Sydney Rabbitohs30-6Canterbury BulldogsSydney Roosters
2015North Queensland Cowboys17-16Brisbane BroncosSydney Roosters
2016Cronulla Sharks14-12Melbourne StormMelbourne Storm
2017Melbourne Storm34-6North Queensland CowboysMelbourne Storm
2018Sydney Roosters21-6Melbourne StormSydney Roosters
2019Sydney Roosters14-8Canberra RaidersMelbourne Storm


Most Successful NRL Teams ๐Ÿฅ‡

Note: The following table includes the NRL era only (since 1998). Teams are ranked in order of premierships won, runner-up showings in Grand Finals and minor premierships won.

RankTeamPremiership YearsRunner-up YearsMinor Premiership Years
1Sydney Roosters4 (2002, 2013, 2018, 2019)4 (2000, 2003, 2004, 2010)5 (2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
2Melbourne Storm3 (1999, 2012, 2017)4 (2006, 2008, 2016, 2018)4 (2011, 2016, 2017, 2019)
3Brisbane Broncos3 (1998, 2000, 2006)1 (2015)2 (1998, 2000)
4Manly Sea Eagles2 (2008, 2011)2 (2007, 2013)0
5Canterbury Bulldogs1 (2004)3 (1998, 2012, 2014)1 (2012)
6North Queensland Cowboys1 (2015)2 (2005, 2017)0
7St. George Illawarra Dragons1 (2010)1 (1999)2 (2009, 2010)
8Cronulla Sharks1 (2016)01 (1999)
9Penrith Panthers1 (2003)01 (2003)
10Newcastle Knights1 (2001)00
10Wests Tigers1 (2005)00
10South Sydney Rabbitohs1 (2014)00
13Parramatta Eels02 (2001, 2009)2 (2001, 2005)
14New Zealand Warriors02 (2002, 2011)1 (2002)
15Canberra Raiders01 (2019)0
16Gold Coast Titans000


List of NRL Records ๐Ÿ’ช

The following is a list of NRL records that includes statistics from all first grade competitions since the sport was established, namely the New South Wales Rugby League, Australian Rugby League, Super League and current NRL.


  • Most premierships – South Sydney Rabbitohs (21)
  • Most minor premierships – Sydney Roosters (20)
  • Most wooden spoons – Western Suburbs Magpies (17)
  • Longest winning streak – Eastern Suburbs Roosters (19 in 1975)
  • Longest undefeated streak – Eastern Suburbs (35 between 1935-1938)
  • Longest losing streak – Sydney University (42 between 1934-1936)
  • Highest score in a game – St. George (91 vs Canterbury in 1935)
  • Largest winning margin in a game – St. George (85 vs Canterbury in 1935)


  • Most games played – Cameron Smith (400)
  • Leading pointscorer – Cameron Smith (2,500 with 43 tries, 1162 goals and four field goals)
  • Leading tryscorer – Ken Irvine (212)
  • Most points in a season – Hazem El Masri (342 in 2004 with 16 tries and 139 goals)
  • Most tries in a season – Dave Brown (38 in 1935)
  • Most points in a game – Dave Brown (45 in 1935)
  • Most tries in a game – Frank Burge (8 in 1920)

Most Successful NRL Coaches

Note: The following table includes a list of coaches who have won the premiership in the NRL era (since 1998)

NamePremierships won as head coachYears
Wayne Bennett41998, 2000, 2006, 2010
Trent Robinson32013, 2018, 2019
Des Hasler22008, 2011
Craig Bellamy22012, 2017
Chris Anderson11999
Michael Hagan12001
Ricky Stuart12002
John Lang12003
Steve Folkes12004
Tim Sheens12005
Michael Maguire12014
Paul Green12015
Shane Flanagan12016