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Big League: NRL Season Guide

Big League: NRL Season Guide 2018

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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1 min.
2018 season draw

ROUND BY ROUND Week 1 – Home City Finals The following home City venues qualify to host a Final in Week 1: Sydney – ANZ Stadium, Allianz Stadium Brisbane/Gold Coast – Suncorp Stadium, Cbus Super Stadium Townsville – 1300SMILES Stadium Newcastle – McDonald Jones Stadium Canberra – GIO Stadium Melbourne – AAMI Park, Etihad Stadium, MCG Auckland – Mt Smart Stadium Week 2 – Home City Finals The following home City venues qualify to host a Final in Week 2: Sydney – ANZ Stadium, Allianz Stadium Brisbane/Gold Coast – Suncorp Stadium, Cbus Super Stadium Townsville – 1300SMILES Stadium Newcastle – McDonald Jones Stadium Canberra – GIO Stadium Melbourne – AAMI Park, Etihad Stadium, MCG Auckland – Mt Smart Stadium Week 3 – Home Region Finals The following Regions and venues may qualify to host a Final in Week 3: Greater Sydney Region – Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra (Allianz Stadium, ANZ Stadium) South…

14 min.
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 1 Manly 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…

4 min.
referees squad 2018

GRANT ATKINS Age: 35 Occupation: Referee FG games: 107 (referee), 101 (touch judge) Games 2017: 26 FG debut: Parramatta v Roosters, Rd 25, 2011 (Referee); Canberra v Bulldogs, Rd 7, 2009 (Touch Judge) Achievements: WC (’13, ’17), Four Nats (’14), NRL Finals (’13- 14, ’16), State of Origin (’13), All Stars (’15, ’17), Auckland Nines Final (’17), PNG v PM’s XIII (’14), PNG Orchids v Jillaroos (’17) CHRIS BUTLER Age: 32 Occupation: Referee FG games: 38 Games 2017: 17 FG debut: Melbourne v Canberra, Rd 19, 2014 Achievements: State of Origin Touch Judge (2017), NRL Grand Final Touch Judge (2017), World Cup Final Touch Judge (2017), NYC Grand Final (2013-14) BEN CUMMINS Age: 43 Occupation: Referee, Primary School Teacher FG games: 305 Games 2017: 28 FG debut: North Qld v Penrith, Rd 9, 2006 Achievements:…

4 min.
laws of the game

NRL JUDICIARY REPORT 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 oncharges. 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…

21 min.
records

WORLD CUP 2017 TEAMS POOL A AUSTRALIA: Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith), Will Chambers (Melbourne), Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters), Cooper Cronk (Melbourne), Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra), Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra), Dane Gagai (Newcastle), Matt Gillett (Brisbane), Wade Graham (Cronulla), Valentine Holmes (Cronulla), Ben Hunt (Brisbane), Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne), David Klemmer (Canterbury), James Maloney (Cronulla), Josh Mansour (Penrith), Josh McGuire (Brisbane), Jordan McLean (Melbourne), Michael Morgan (North Queensland), Cameron Munster (Melbourne), Billy Slater (Melbourne), Cameron Smith (Melbourne – c), Jake Trbojevic (Manly), Tom Trbojevic (Manly), Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers). Coach: Mal Meninga. Top scorer: Smith, 50 points (25 goals). Most tries: Holmes, 12. Finished World Champions (played 6, won 6). ENGLAND: John Bateman (Wigan), Kevin Brown (Warrington), Sam Burgess (South Sydney), Thomas Burgess (South Sydney), Ben Currie (Warrington), Luke Gale (Castleford), James Graham…

4 min.
milestones

TEAM MILESTONES Brisbane will play their 250th game at Suncorp Stadium in Round 2 (v North Queensland). Manly require two wins to reach 900 victories at premiership level since 1947. Newcastle require 111 points to reach 15,000 points scored in the club’s history. The Sydney Roosters require 19 tries to reach 7,000 tries in the club’s history. Canberra will play the 900th game in the club’s history in Round 6 (v Parramatta at GIO Stadium). South Sydney will play their 150th game at ANZ Stadium in Round 10 (v St George Illawarra). Wests Tigers require eight wins for 200 victories in the history of the joint venture club. St George Illawarra will play their 500th game in Round 18 (v Wests Tigers at UOW Jubilee Oval). Canberra require 569 points to reach the mark of 20,000 points scored in…