Sixteen golf clubs The NRL is made up of sixteen clubs: eight from Greater Sydney, two from rural New South Wales, three from Queensland, and one each from Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, and New Zealand.
The eight metropolitan-based clubs are the Sydney Roosters, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Wests Tigers, North Queensland Cowboys, Canberra Raiders, Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne Storm, and the Gold Coast Titans. The four non-metropolitan clubs are the Adelaide Rams, Newcastle Knights, Perth Raiders, and Hornsby Kangaroos.
Sydney is home to all but one of the metropolitan-based clubs (the Roosters). The city's population is around 7 million people, making it by far the largest club market in Australia. Other large club markets include Brisbane (Brisbane Lions), Canberra (Canberra Raiders), Melbourne (Melbourne Storm), and Perth (West Perth Wolves).
There are smaller club markets across Australia, but none have a team of their own yet. There are plans to establish a new team in Adelaide, but this has not happened as of yet.
All but one of the non-metropolitan clubs play their home games outside of their respective capitals. This is because there are no suitable stadiums in regional Australia that can accommodate a game of rugby league.
This, along with the establishment of the professional New South Wales Rugby League, resulted in Sydney's large working-class populace latching onto rugby league and never letting go. Today, eight of the 16 National Rugby League teams are headquartered in New South Wales, with six of them centered in Sydney.
The structure is divided into four geographical areas below this: the Midlands, the North, London and the South East, and the South West. With the exception of the Midlands leagues, which merely have regional divides, county leagues follow these regional leagues (e.g. Sussex, Kent, Hampshire). The county leagues are the lowest tiers of English football.
National Rugby League 16
|Current season, competition or edition: 2021 NRL season|
|No. of teams||16|
|Country||Australia New Zealand|
|Most recent champion(s)||Melbourne Storm (4th title)|
|Most titles||South Sydney Rabbitohs (21 titles)|
NRL season/teams 16, 2021.
There will be sixteen teams competing in the National Rugby League in 2021. The New Zealand Warriors and Wests Tigers will both relocate to Sydney for the 2020 season after spending their entire history in New Zealand and Australia's second-largest city, respectively.
The Brisbane Broncos will also move to Queensland's largest city after playing their home games at the new $1 billion Suncorp Stadium since 2015. The Melbourne Storm will move across the border to play their home games at the new $100 million Marvel Stadium in Melbourne instead.
Both the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys will relocate to new stadiums in the Australian capital territory and Queensland's far north-east, respectively. The Canberra Raiders will play at Gungahlin Sports Complex while the Cowboys will play at Tom Tate Oval. The South Sydney Rabbitohs will remain at Redfern Park but will change their name to reflect their new home at ANZ Stadium.
Five of the six remaining teams were present in 2019 - the Newcastle Knights finished last on account of their club being declared bankrupt before the start of the season.
Major League Baseball
|National Rugby League||Rugby League||16|
|Super Rugby||Rugby Union||5|
|Australian Football League||Australian rules football||18|
42 participants There have been 42 players who have played 300 or more games in Australian top-level rugby league, i.e. the NRL and its predecessors, the NSWRL, ARL, and SL premierships, as of August 6, 2021. They are: Greg Inglis (333) and Israel Folau (334), both from Australia; John Hopoate (335), also from Australia; Eric Grotheer (336), from Germany; Wendell Sailor (337), from United States; Kevin Kingston (338), from England; Chris Smith (339), from New Zealand; and Andrew Ettie (340), from Scotland.
The record is held by Greg Inglis, who has played all but one game of his career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs club. He was banned for a year after he pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault for an incident that occurred during the 2013 season. The ban ended in 2014, which means he can play again this season. He plans to continue playing until at least 2016 when his contract with Souths runs out.
Inglis' record is unlikely to be broken since his retirement in 2016 after playing 333 games, which is almost half of all the games ever played in the NRL. The next highest number of games is currently held by Jason Taylor (292), who also retired in 2016.
The National Rugby League is the world's premier rugby league tournament, with 16 teams competing (15 from Australia and one from New Zealand). Every year, over three million people attend NRL Telstra Premiership matches, with over 100 million viewers watching on television. The NRL is widely regarded as the code's most prestigious competition.
NRL stands for National Rugby League. It is a professional club sport that is played predominantly in Australia and New Zealand. Its official name is the "NRL Telstra Premiership". The season runs from March to August. In Australia, the major city with the highest population is Sydney; however, the majority of the league's fans are in Queensland, with Brisbane as its capital. There are several other large cities with significant fan bases including Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Newcastle.
The NRL was founded in 1958 by a group of Australian rugby league footballers who were dissatisfied with their options at the time. They wanted to play regular first-class rugby league football and have a salary cap so that the best players would be able to compete on an equal basis with other elite sports such as soccer and basketball. The original eight clubs formed a national league called the "New South Wales Rugby League Commission" (now known as the NSWRL). The other two states followed suit to form separate leagues: the "Queensland Rugby League Commission" and the "Victorian Rugby League Commission".