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Big League: NRL Season Guide

Big League: NRL Season Guide 2017

The ultimate accompaniment to your rugby leagues season with NRL and Toyota Cup squads for all 16 teams and interactive pages to chart your team’s progress. All the representative games are there and important records and milestones that are set to be achieved this year.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
News Life Media Pty Limited
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14 min.
competition records

Most First Grade Premierships 21 South Sydney 15 St George 13 Eastern Suburbs/Sydney Roosters 11 Balmain 8 Canterbury 8 Manly 6 Brisbane 4 Western Suburbs 4 Parramatta Most Minor Premierships 19 Eastern Suburbs/Sydney Roosters 17 South Sydney 15 St George 9 Manly 7 Canterbury 7 Balmain 6 Newtown 5 Parramatta 5 Western Suburbs Most Wooden Spoons 17 Western Suburbs 13 Parramatta 10 University 9 North Sydney 8 Newtown 8 South Sydney 5 Canterbury 5 Eastern Suburbs/Sydney Roosters Most Club Championships 18 St George 12 Eastern Suburbs/Sydney Roosters 9 Parramatta 9 South Sydney Most NYC Premierships 3 Warriors 2 Penrith 1 Melbourne 1 Canberra 1 Wests Tigers 1 Sydney Roosters Undefeated in a Season 1915 Balmain 1921 North Sydney 1925 South Sydney 1936 Eastern Suburbs 1937 Eastern Suburbs 1959 St George Won All Three Grades in a Season 1915 Balmain 1916 Balmain 1925 South Sydney 1963 St George Most Wins in a Season by a Club 24 Melbourne from 27 games, 2007 23 Manly from 28 games, 1983 23 Parramatta from 29 games, 1982 22 Eastern Suburbs from 25 games, 1975 22 Manly from 25 games, 1995 22 Melbourne from…

4 min.
referees squad

GRANT ATKINS Age: 34 Occupation: Referee FG Games: 81 (referee), 101 (touch judge) Games 2016: 26 FG Debut: Parramatta v Syd Roosters, Rd 25, 2011 (Referee); Canberra v Bulldogs, Rd 7, 2009 (Touch Judge) Achievements: NRL Finals Series (2013-14, 2016), City v Country (2016), Four Nations (2014), PM’s XIII v PNG (2014), State of Origin (2013), World Cup Final (2013) CHRIS BUTLER Age: 30 Occupation: Referee FG Games: 22 Games 2016: 10 FG Debut: Melbourne v Canberra, Rd 19, 2014 Achievements: NYC Grand Final (2013-2014) BEN CUMMINS Age: 42 Occupation: Referee/Primary School Teacher FG Games: 275 Games 2016: 26 FG Debut: North Qld v Penrith, Rd 9, 2006 Achievements: Col Pearce Medal (2012, 2016), State of Origin (2011- 16), NRL Grand Final (2012-13, 2015-16), Four Nations Final (2016), Pacifific Test (2015-16), International Referee of the Year (2012-13), World Cup (2013) PETER GOUGH Age: 29 Occupation:…

4 min.
laws of the game

To ensure consistency and fairness in penalties awarded by the NRL Judiciary, penalties are awarded according to a pre-determined points system. Each 100 points received by a player will result in a one-match suspension. For example, a penalty of 275 points will result in a player receiving a two-match suspension, with the remaining 75 points staying on the player’s record for 12 calendar months as ‘carry-over points’. Following the end of each round, clubs and media are advised of details of charges laid by the Match Review Committee. Clubs have until noon on the following day to enter a plea on charges. If the club and player plead guilty, no judiciary hearing is necessary. If the player and his club plead not guilty or ask that the ‘grading’ of the charge be…

8 min.
all stars

2011 NRL ALL STARS 28 (P Gallen, S Kenny-Dowall, A Uate, B Morris, J Dugan tries; B Marshall 2, K Gidley, C Smith goals) d. INDIGENOUS ALL STARS 12 (N Merritt, B Barba tries; S Prince, J Thurston goals) at Skilled Park. Half-time: NRL All Stars 22-6 Crowd: 25,843 Scrums: Indigenous All Stars 12-7 Penalties: 6-all Sin Bin: Nil Sent Off: Nil Goalkickers: S Prince (Indigenous All Stars) 1 from 1, J Thurston (Indigenous All Stars) 1 from 1, K Gidley (NRL All Stars) 1 from 1, B Marshall (NRL All Stars) 2 from 2, C Smith (NRL All Stars) 1 from 2 INDIGENOUS ALL STARS: N Merritt, W Tonga, B Champion, J Yow Yeh, S Prince, J Thurston (C), T Learoyd-Lahrs, T Waddell, G Rose, C Paterson, J Idris, G Bird, M Bowen. Interchange: B Barba, J Soward,…

4 min.
records

TEAM MILESTONES Brisbane require one try to record their 3,000th try at premiership level since 1988. The Warriors require two wins to achieve their 250th NRL victory. Penrith require three wins to record their 500th victory since joining the premiership in 1967. The Gold Coast will play their 250th game in the NRL against the Warriors in Round 5. Manly require 123 points to notch 30,000 points since entering the premiership in 1947. St George Illawarra require 231 points to bring up 10,000 points since 1999. South Sydney will play their 200th game at Allianz Stadium in Round 9. North Queensland require 52 tries to reach 2,000 tries at NRL level. Penrith require 34 tries for 2,000 tries at Pepper Stadium. The Gold Coast require 354 points to reach 5,000 premiership points The Sydney Roosters will record their 7,000th try…

16 min.
brisbane broncos

CLUB INFORMATION Address: 92 Fulcher Road, Red Hill, Qld 4059 Postal: Locked Bag 10004, Kelvin Grove DC, Qld 4059 Telephone: (07) 3858 9111 Fax: (07) 3858 91112 Sponsor: NRMA Insurance Established: 1988 Premierships: 6 (1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006) Email: info@broncos.com.au Internet: broncos.com.au Facebook: brisbanebroncos Twitter: @brisbanebroncos Instagram: @brisbanebroncos Leagues Club: Broncos Leagues Club Home Ground: Suncorp Stadium TICKET PRICES GAME DAY General Admission (pre-purchase – game day): Adult $20-$40, Concession: $20-$31, Junior $10-$18, Family (1 Adult, 1 Junior) $35-$54 Reserved Seats (prepurchase – game day): Adult $20-$72, Concession: $20- $63, Junior $13-45, Family (1 Adult, 1 Junior) $33-$103 TICKETED MEMBERSHIP Category 1 (12 games): Adult $620, Concession $500, Junior $415, Family (1 A, 1 J) $1035 General Admission (12 games): Adult $240, Concession: $220, Junior $145 General Admission (4 games): Adult $120, Concession $85, Junior $50, Family (1 A, 1 J) $160 (Concession cards accepted: Government-issued seniors card,…