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Australian Government gets behind NRL Pacific Strategy

Date: 10/4/15

The NRL today welcomed a $500,000 Federal Government grant for the game’s Pacific Strategy, which uses rugby league to deliver important programs around health, education and other social issues.

The Hon Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs, made the announcement in Townsville today alongside NRL chief executive Dave Smith and Ewen Jones, the Federal Member for Herbert.


Greg Inglis and Shaun Johnson to launch 2015 NRL calendar


Date: 25/1/15

The biggest NRL calendar to date will be launched by two of the biggest names in Rugby League in South Sydney’s Premiership-winning fullback Greg Inglis and Warriors and New Zealand halfback Shaun Johnson.

On a historic night for the NRL on Thursday, Inglis and Johnson will officially launch a 10-month calendar of Rugby League on Auckland’s waterfront.

2015 NRL All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars

Squads named for 2015 NRL All Stars vs Indigenous All Stars clash

Date: 19/1/15

Newcastle Knights enforcer Beau Scott will lead a team featuring stars Kieran Foran, Mitchell Pearce and James Graham when the NRL All Stars face the Indigenous All Stars at Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium on Friday February 13.

NRL All Stars Coach Wayne Bennett was joined by Michael Ennis (Sharks) in Brisbane today to name his squad for the fifth Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars.

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Online Sport’s Betting Tycoon Eyes Rugby League Deal

  Date: 19/12/14 Despite only just securing a $40 million betting partnership with the AFL, BetEasy boss Matthew Tripp has already begun pursuing a similar deal with the NRL. The National Rugby League has remained without a betting partnership...
2015 NRL Draw

2015 NRL Draw – fixture list and kick-off time details

The 2015 NRL Draw is the biggest yet. The NRL worked overtime to get the scheduling right for 2015 with many big matches that will make rugby league fans very happy.

In one of the biggest changes to Channel 9's broadcast of the NRL, Sunday games will be live at 4pm in 2015. 

TV: Once again the 2015 National Rugby League (NRL) will be broadcast via Channel 9 and Fox Sports. In Australia Channel nine will cover Friday night and Sunday afternoon games along with the scheduled Thursday night fixtures. Fox Sports will cover all other games played on Saturday, Sunday and Monday night.

TV Times in EST and Local times are also listed below in a round by round summary of NRL fixtures. 


Live coverage of Sunday NRL games in 2015

Date: 14/12/14

The NRL announced today that Sunday afternoon matches will be shown live on Channel 9 in 2015.

CEO Dave Smith said the agreement, reached with Channel 9 and Fox Sports, was a coup for all Rugby League fans.

He said it meant Rugby League fans would now be able to watch seven matches live on television every week – two on Channel 9 and five on Fox Sports.

Australian Schoolboys make winning start


England Combined Regional Academies 6
Australian Schoolboys 86

The Australian Schoolboys kicked off their tour of England and France with a comprehensive victory over the England Combined Regional Academies at Derwent Park, Workington on Wednesday evening.

Sydney Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell picked up a hat-trick of tries to add to a brace of tries each from Brock Lamb (Newcastle Knights) and Tevita Cottrell (South Sydney Rabbitohs).

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Australian Schoolboys kick-off UK tour with clash against England Regional Academy

Date: 26/11/14

England Combined Regional Academy have named an 18-man squad for the opening match of the Australian Schoolboys’ tour at Derwent Park, Workington on Wednesday November 26 (6.30pm).

The England squad is drawn from players involved with the RFL’s three regional Academies in Cumbria, the North East and the Midlands, many of whom have already secured contracts with First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 clubs.

2014 Four Nations

It’s Official 4 Nations is better than State of Origin

Date: 17/11/14 heard it here first!

State of Origin has just lost it's mantle as the pinnacle of rugby league. The Aussie State of Origin chest beating had been going on for 30 years plus but on Saturday night the Kiwis smashed the State of Origin myth along with the Kangaroos out of Wellington.

Over the last four weeks (Much shorter period than the State of Origin) we witnessed a huge turning point for the international game. We saw a highly competitive Four Nations tournament involving the four best rugby league teams in the world. The attendance throughout the series totalled 144,786, a record for the Tri Nations / Four Nations tournaments.

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Aussies look to cope without Thurston

Date: 15/10/14

Australia know they will have to do without the services of half-back stalwart Johnathan Thurston for the upcoming Four Nations, and the question surrounding Tim Sheens’ squad has been whether or not the Kangaroos will be able to cope without the 31-year old. On the back of being awarded the NRL’s player of the season for the third time, Thurston had been expected to play a key role in the defending world champions’ hopes in the upcoming Four Nations.