Australian Rugby League have added 3 Penrith Panther players and 8 Sydney Roosters players to the train-on squad for the upcoming Prime Minister XIII match against Papua New Guinea along with the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations.
There’s no doubt that when players want to make money in Rugby League, there’s only one place to go—the NRL. It’s the biggest league in the sport in terms of both sponsorship and fan base, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also home to the biggest player contracts. With this in mind, we’ve decided to take a closer look at just how much money the superstars of the NRL are on.
The Australian Schoolboys Rugby League team will be embarking on a four week tour of England later next month.
AUSTRALIA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 3/5/2014
Foundation Year - 1908
International Team - Australian Kangaroos
Highest finish in World Cup - Winners World Cup Final (1957, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1985 - 1988, 1989 - 1992, 1995, 2000, 2013)
Top level domestic competition - National Rugby League (NRL), runs from March to October. The season has 26 rounds. After the last round a 4-week final series commences involving the top 8 teams. NRL teams are located in Australia and New Zealand.
Rugby League will reach more fans than ever before – both in Australia and globally – under a massive new NRL broadcast deal unveiled today.
The ARL Commission, Nine Network, News Corp Australia, FOX SPORTS, and Telstra have formed a partnership to provide free to air television, pay television and mobile coverage of Rugby League for five years from 2018.
As anyone would expect, Rugby League has venues all over Australia, from club-specific stadiums devoted entirely to the sport, to multi-purpose venues used also for cricket and football. Whatever the case though, seeing live Rugby League action in Australia can make for an unforgettable sporting experience, whether you’re a regular fan, an intrigued visitor, or even someone without much knowledge of the sport. The competitive spirit, the beauty of the stadiums, and the excitement and passion of the fans just makes for an incredible spectacle.