The NRL season was the th season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the fourteenth and last run by the National Rugby League 's partnership committee of the Australian Rugby League and News Ltd. The NRL's main championship, called the Telstra Premiership due to sponsorship from Telstrawas contested by sixteen teams for the fifth year. Alongside was the fourth season of the Toyota Cup taking place.
The season's Premiership title was awarded to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles who took out their 8th title, only three years after their previous title, defeating the New Zealand Warriors in the Grand Final.
The competition draw was announced on Thursday, 7 October with the season's first match between NRL teams to be played on Friday, 11 March. The first round of the premiership became the highest attended round in NRL history, withfans attending.
The Test match was to have been held at Christchurch in New Zealand, but was moved due to the destruction wrought on that city by the earthquake in February The regular 26 round season with the Melbourne Storm winning the J. Giltinan Shield for being the minor premiers. However the grand final match-up ended up between the second placed Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the sixth placed New Zealand Warriors in which the Sea Eagles sought victory and claimed their 8th premiership title.
The coveted Dally M Medal award for player of the year in was awarded to Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slaterwho becomes the second Storm player to be given the award. The number of teams in the NRL remained unchanged for the fourth consecutive season, with sixteen participating in the regular season: George-Illawarra being a Sydney and Wollongong joint venture. The Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos both return after last year's absence whilst the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights appear in this year's finals for the first time since andrespectively.
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The NRL's main championship, called the Telstra Premiership due to sponsorship from Telstra, was contested by sixteen teams for the fifth consecutive year. Season summary The competition draw was announced on Thursday, 7 October , with the season's first match between NRL teams to be played on Friday, 11 March.
The NRL season consisted of 26 weekly regular season rounds, which began on 11 March and ended on 4 September, followed by four weeks of the finals series culminating in the grand final on 2 October.
The NRL season was the rd season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the thirteenth run by the National Rugby League. Sixteen teams competed for the Telstra Premiership whilst the third season of the National Youth Competition was also in progress. The season was marred by the Melbourne Storm's admission in April of systematically breaching the NRL salary cap.
As part of the NRL's imposed penalties, the Storm were deducted all 8 competition points earned at the time of the announcement, and were barred from earning points for the rest of the season, guaranteeing them the wooden spoon. It was played between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the New Zealand Warriors on the afternoon of Sunday, 2 October, and it was the first time the two sides have met in a grand final.
Manly won the match, 24—10, for the club's eighth premiership. The grand final breakfast, an annual function attended by both teams and hundreds of guests, was held the Thursday prior to Sunday's match at Sydney's Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour and was screened live on Australian television.
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Regular season With the City vs. Country representative game having been scrapped, the NRL scheduled 6 games to take place in regional areas of New South Wales and Queensland as a replacement: The overall structure of the season's draw was also revised.