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The National Rugby League (NRL) has enjoyed an ever increasing number of dedicated spectators and punters since the competition was formed in 1998. Betting markets for the NRL offer some of the most extensive and exhilarating betting opportunities of any sport, and placing a wager on your team definitely improves the experience of watching the games.
Every year the NRL season runs from autumn to spring, and it captures the hearts and minds of Rugby League enthusiasts all over the globe, and dominating the winter sports betting markets. Nothing warms you up more than winning a bet on the your favourite NRL side!
Here at NRL League we will provide you with all the information you will need to appreciate the competition and make some great money off your wagers! If you have ever placed a simple bet with a mate for a carton of beer over an NRL match, then read on to discover how to place a professional wager and increase your return. Learning about the NRL and NRL betting means you could be shouting all your mates beer throughout the season with your winnings! Check out our footy tips to make your bets smarter.
While NRL history is hardly extensive, there have been a few changes in the roster of teams playing in the league since it began. Today, the NRL Telstra Premiership is fought for between 16 NRL teams. The existing clubs competing for the NRL Premiership are:
Brisbane Broncos, Canberra Raiders, Canterbury Bulldogs, Cronulla Sharks, Gold Coast Titans, Manly Sea Eagles, Melbourne Storm, Newcastle Knights, New Zealand Warriors, North Queensland Cowboys, Parramatta Eels, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, St George Illawarra Dragons, Sydney Roosters, and Wests Tigers.
The NRL premiership season runs from early March, with a short series of trial matches, right through to the first week of October with the Grand Final event, every year. Winter is the favourite time of year for NRL buffs and bettors all over the nation, who are keen to get behind their team and show off their NRL knowledge with wager-winning predictions!
Standard Season –
The NRL’s standard or regular season is composed of 26 rounds, one round per week with eight games per round, with team match ups decided in advance via the NRL draw. 8 Matches are usually held each week, with 2 on Friday, 3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and 1 on Monday night.
An exception to this game format is around State of Origin time, when split rounds are held either side of the tournament. During the 26 week regular season, there are 192 chances to bet on Australia’s leading football competition, 192 chances to make money off your predictions! The season is all about seeking out the top eight teams to compete in the finals, and those teams to make the playoffs are the ones who amass the most wins and competition points.
A good betting opportunity before the finals is for the minor premiers, which is the team ranked the highest on the ladder at the end of the first 26 rounds. Punters betting on the minor premiership winner check the NRL ladder and results each week to see how their chances currently stand.
Finals time! Here is when the competition and betting markets for the NRL really start to heat up! The top eight teams on the ladder after the regular season are now revved up and ready to give everything they’ve got to make and play in the Grand Final match. The betting prize pools for NRL finals matches are much larger than those earlier in the season.
NRL Grand Final
The fourth week of the NRL finals is made up of only one game, but it is THE game of the season! Don’t miss out on betting on the NRL Grand Final, as it makes the game even more exciting. You especially shouldn’t miss out if your favourite team is playing. For more NRL and Sports News we recommend PandaSports.com.au.
And if you’re looking for something different to NRL, we recommend having a look at horse racing! Nothing beats watching a horse gun it from the get-go and win the race! It’s even better when you’re punting on the winning horse (obviously!). We recommend looking at the Melbourne Cup for punting on your first horse racing. HorseRacing.com.au is also lining up Melbourne Cup coverage for 2013 so keep your eyes on horseracing.com.au for up-to-date news & coverage.