The NRL Premiership is the pinnacle for all Rugby League players across the world, and it continues to get bigger each year, with fans from over 150 countries tuned into see the action. The 2015 season is shaping up to be the best yet, and you can enjoy the action with a 14 Day Trial Offer to watch it live on your Personal Computer, Mac, Xbox 360, Playstation or Smart TV, with mobile streaming options as well.
2015 NRL Premiership
When: March 5-October 4
Where: Australia and New Zealand
Live TV: Fox Sports and Channel 9 (Select games only)
2015 Telstra NRL Premiership Preview
There is no higher quality of Rugby anywhere in the world, and this year’s NRL season promises plenty of excitement with the usual twists, turns, bumps and bruises. 2015 NRL Premiership telecasting kicks off on March 5 and runs until September 6, and includes twenty-six rounds of the most competitive Rugby played world-wide.
Among the sure to be most watched fixtures are the hugely popular Anzac Test Match, to be held in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on May 1, and the fiercely contested State of Origin which commences on May 27 at ANZ stadium in Sydney. At the end of premiership, the NRL Grand Final determines the league champions, and is one of the most watched and best-attended sporting events in Australia, with a wider global audience that reaches well into the millions.
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A New League Season
The season begins with a mouth watering clash between the Brisbane Broncos and last year’s Premier champs, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Broncos are buoyed by the return of champion coach Wayne Bennett and a recent win in the World Club Series against Wigan, while the Bunnies have put off field controversy aside by winning the Auckland Nines as well as a demolition job in the World Club Challenge, beating St Helens 39-0, the biggest win ever in World Club Series history.
Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Thursday March 5, 8:05 pm (Sydney Time)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
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Must See NRL Premiership TV
Friday Night Football in 2015 kicks off with a ripper between the Parramatta Eels and Manly Sea Eagles. The Eels are having their first game without superstar player Jarryd Hayne, who is now playing in the NFL. How will they handle life without their big gun? Aside from that, the big key here is Manly Hall of Famer, former player and new Parramatta recruit Anthony Watmough playing his first game against his former premiership team mates.
Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles
Friday, March 6, 7:45 pm (Sydney Time)
Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
Penrith get a great chance to dish out some revenge on the Canterbury Bulldogs after narrowly losing to the Dogs in the 2014 Preliminary Final. The Panthers haven’t looked too great in trial games, but they play in front of their home fans and should improve off last season now that they have bought into the style coach Ivan Cleary wants. As for the Dogs, they start their premiership charge without Michael Ennis, who is now with the Cronulla Sharks.
Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs
Sunday, March 8, 4:00 pm (Sydney Time)
Pepper Stadium, Penrith
Most Streamed Teams
South Sydney hadn’t won a Premiership since 1971 when led by their inspirational leader John Sattler. But they finally broke the drought last year, thumping the Bulldogs in the final 80 minutes of the season. With the loss of Sam Burgess, most thought the Bunnies would go backwards, but since the Premiership win, they have collected silverware thanks to the Auckland Nines, Charity Shield and World Club Challenge. They are the 2015 Premiership favourites, and rightfully so.
The Brisbane Broncos just scraped into the finals last year, but were beaten comfortably by their Queensland counterparts, the North Queensland Cowboys. With Wayne Bennett back as coach, and some respectable efforts in the Auckland Nines and World Club Series against Wigan, the six time Premiership winners are highly fancied to challenge Souths for the title.
One of the more interesting teams is the Sydney Roosters. They won the title in 2013, but injury and a couple of other factors saw them bow out in the Grand Final qualifier against the Rabbitohs last year. They have no SBW, but have still looked very strong in the pre season, in particular new co captains Mitchell Pearce and Jake Friend.
Popular Players to Watch
In an era where we are blessed with great fullbacks, Billy Slater has held the Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian No. 1 jersey. Looked a bit flat towards the end of last year, but he has had recent shoulder surgery and has had his first full pre season in many years. He could be an early tip for the Dally M.
James Graham has been one of the great pommies to venture over from the Super League to have a crack at the NRL. It’s quite amazing to think that Graham was once worried that’d he struggle in the NRL, but fast forward to now and he is one of the best forwards in the world, which has seen him be named as captain of the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Greg Inglis is a man mountain, and one of the all time greats of the game. He was inspirational in giving Souths their first premiership since 1971, and had an unbelievable highlight reel for 2014. He stands at over six foot, weights around 105kg, yet is one of the fastest players at full flight, amazing footwork and a slick passing game.