Big League: NRL Season Guide

Big League: NRL Season Guide 2016

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.

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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 12 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 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 27 games,…

4 min.
2016 telstra premiership

GRANT ATKINS Age: 33 Occupation: Full-time referee FG Games: 55 referee, 101 touch judge 2015 Games: 25 FG Debut: Paramatta v Sydney Roosters, Rd 25, 2011 (Referee), Canberra v Bulldogs, Rd 7, 2009 (Touch judge) Achievements: Four Nations (2014), PNG v PM’s XIII (2014), State of Origin (2013), World Cup (2013), World Cup Final (2013), NYC Grand Final (2012) CHRIS BUTLER Age: 30 Occupation: Full-time referee FG Games: 10 2015 Games: 5 FG Debut: Melbourne v Canberra, Rd 19, 2014 Achievements: NYC Grand Final (2013-14) BEN CUMMINS Age: 41 Occupation: Full-time referee/Primary school teacher FG Games: 257 2015 Games: 28 FG Debut: North Queensland v Penrith, Rd 9, 2005 Achievements: Pacific Test (2015), State of Origin (2011-15), NRL Grand Final Referee (2012-13, 2015), World Cup (2013), International Referee of the Year (2012-13) ADAM GEE Age: 30 Occupation:…

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 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…

7 min.

2011 NRL ALL STARS 28 (Paul Gallen, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Akuila Uate, Brett Morris, Josh Dugan tries; Benji Marshall 2, Kurt Gidley, Cameron Smith goals) d. INDIGENOUS ALL STARS 12 (Nathan Merritt, Ben Barba tries; Scott Prince, Johnathan 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: Scott Prince (Indigenous All Stars) 1 from 1, Johnathan Thurston (Indigenous All Stars) 1 from 1, Kurt Gidley (NRL All Stars) 1 from 1, Benji Marshall (NRL All Stars) 2 from 2, Cameron Smith (NRL All Stars) 1 from 2 Completion Rates: NRL All Stars 30/44, Indigenous All Stars 25/38 Efficiency: NRL All Stars 84%, Indigenous All Stars 87% INDIGENOUS ALL STARS: Nathan Merritt, Willie Tonga, Beau Champion, Jharal Yow Yeh, Scott Prince, Johnathan Thurston (C), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs,…

4 min.

TEAM MILESTONES Brisbane require 107 tries to bring up 3,000 tries in the club’s premiership history. The Gold Coast Titans require three wins to bring up 100 victories since joining the competition in 2007. Manly will notch their 30,000th point scored since 1947 if they can score 577 points in 2016. The Melbourne Storm require four wins to bring up 300 victories since they joined the NRL in 1998. South Sydney require 115 points to notch their 35,000th point scored since 1908. The Warriors require 12 wins to bring up 250 victories since their entry to the competition in 1995 The Warriors require 87 tries for 2,000 premiership tries. Wests Tigers will play their 400th game in Round 3. PLAYER MILESTONES Corey Parker will overtake Nathan Hindmarsh’s record for most appearances by a forward if he plays eight games…

15 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 Email: info@broncos.com.au Internet: www.broncos.com.au Facebook: brisbanebroncos Twitter: @brisbanebroncos Instagram: @brisbanebroncos Leagues Club: Broncos Leagues Club Home Ground: Suncorp Stadium TICKET PRICES GAME DAY TICKETS (lowest/highest): Adult $20/$63, Concession $20/$54, Junior $10/$37, Family (1 Ad + 1 Jnr) $30/$86. SEASON TICKETS (lowest/highest): 12 GAMES: Adult $210/$565, Concession $200/$455, Junior $135/$375, Family (1 Ad + 1 Jnr) $345/$940. 4 GAMES: Adult $120/$180, Concession $85/$150, Junior $50/$90, Family (1 Ad + 1 Jnr) $160/$240. (Concession: Government issued seniors card, pensioner concession card, full-time student card, TPI gold card. Junior: 4-14 years (inclusive) on March 1, 2016.) COACH WAYNE BENNETT Born: January 1, 1950 Appointed: 2015 Prev Appts: Ipswich (1976), Bris. Souths (1977-79, ’84-85), Brothers (1980-82), Canberra (1987), Bris. (1988-08), St Geo Illa (2009-11),…