Betting on Australia’s NRL

The NRL – National Rugby League, is Australia’s professional rugby league, and is one of the most popular Australian sports to bet on from anywhere in the world. The teams that make up the NRL are the:

  • Brisbane Broncos
  • Canberra Raiders
  • Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
  • Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks,
  • Gold Coast Titans,
  • Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
  • Melbourne Storm
  • Newcastle Knights
  • New Zealand Warriors
  • North Queensland Cowboys
  • Parramatta Eels
  • Penrith Panthers
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • George Illawarra Dragons
  • Sydney Roosters
  • Wests Tigers

The NRL was founded in 1997, but Sydney’s club competitions have been running since 1908.

Range OF NRL Betting Markets

There are a really wide range of  Mobile NRL betting sites available online, including Premiership, Bottom 8 Finish, Top NSW Team, Dally M Medal, Grand Final Finish, First Goal Scorer, Top 4 Finish, Top 8 Finish, Regular Season Winner, First Half Winner, Winning Region, Winning Margin, Handicap betting, Final Score, Total Number of Tri’s, Total Number of Points and Top Point Scorer, to name just a few of the options available to you. Most sportsbooks offer live streaming of matches as well.

The Top Players To Watch For

Halfbacks have always been considered the most important players in any rugby game, and knowing which ones to watch out for in any season can give you a good idea on which teams to back. Consider as well if the good halfbacks have good support in other key positions – it is a team sport after all!

Hookers – are absolutely essential to the game, and one of the main ones to watch in previous years is Cameron Smith.  He has been named the best player in the NRL and is without a doubt the best hooker worldwide in rugby league. He is also one of the best goal kickers out there and is known to capitalise on his knowledge of weakness in the oppositions defence. The Storms continue to delight rugby league fans.

Props are essential for the work they do in the middle, allowing the hookers and halfbacks to shine. Always keep an eye out for how good the props are, they certainly make a difference to the game.

Team Factors To Keep An Eye On

Besides looking out for these individual positions, it really will be worth it to look at the teams’ overall ranking over the previous few years, the general team performance, and star players that contribute a lot to the team.  Consider any transfers and moves and how this might affect the makeup of the whole team’s cohesion on the field.

Take an especially close look at each of the team’s performance in their last five games and the most recent season.  For each specific match, keep an eye out for any that are out because of injuries or bans due to bad behavior.  These losses can have quite a detrimental effect on the team, but on the other hand can give younger, usually benched players a chance to shine on the field, and they will be hungry to prove themselves if they get a chance.