Rugby League Teams

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The National Rugby League was first started in 1908 and consisted of only Sydney based teams. There was only nine foundation clubs in the inaugural season and the only teams still playing in the National Rugby League today are the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters (Eastern Suburbs).

 

Rugby League is the most popular sport in Australia and Sydney boasts nine out of the sixteen teams in the NRL. There is a Newcastle team which is considered as another Sydney team as it is located in Northern New South Wales. See below for a list of the Sydney Rugby League Teams and become a fan today!

1

 Sydney Roosters

The Sydney Roosters are one of the only teams remaining from the inaugural season of the National Rugby League and are based in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. As well as being one of the oldest and most successful NRL clubs in Australian Rugby League history, the Sydney Roosters are also the only team to compete in each and every season at the elite level. The Sydney Roosters boasts plenty of fans, great players and a fierce rivalry with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

 

Coach: Trent Robinson
Captain: TBA

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2

  South Sydney Rabbitohs

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are also one of the oldest teams in the NRL. Owned by Russel Crowe, the Redfern based club plays host to a wide array of great rugby league players such as Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Adam Reynolds, Michael Crocker, Isaac Luke and Sam Burgess. The South Sydney Rabbitohs home ground is currently the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

 

Coach: Michael Maguire
Captain(s): Roy Asotasi, Michael Crocker, John Sutton & Sam Burgess

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3

  West Tigers

The West Tigers were formed in 1999 as part of a joint-venture club between the Balmain Tigers and the West Suburbs Magpies, hence the name West Tigers. The clubs colours are a combination of black, white and orange, with a very ‘in your face’ Tiger for a logo. The teams home grounds are the Sydney Football Stadium, Campbelltown Stadium and the legendary Leichhardt Oval.

 

Coach: Tim Sheens
Captain: Robbie Farah

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4

  St George Illawarra Dragons

The St George Illawarra Dragons were formed back in 1999 as a merger of the St George Dragons and the Illawarra Steelers with red and white being the team colours. St George Illawarra are the only cross city Rugby League team in the NRL with a team headquarters in both Wollongong and the Sydney suburb of Kogarah. The teams home ground is WIN Stadium in Wollongong and WIN Jubilee Oval in Kogarah.

 

Coach: Steve Price
Captain: Ben Hornby

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5

  Cantebury-Bankstown Bulldogs

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are an NRL team based in Belmore, a suburb of the Canterbury-Bankstown region of Sydney. The clubs colours and blue and white and the teams current home ground is ANZ Stadium in Sydney. The Bulldogs won the minor premiership in the 2012 NRL season and also cleaned up in the 2012 Dally M Awards winning a total of nine awards including NRL’s top honour, the Dally M award which went to Ben Barba.

 

Coach: Des Hasler
Captain: Michael Ennis

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6

  Parramatta Eels

The Eels are an NRL team based in Parramatta, a suburb of Sydney. The team colours are blue and gold and have been the same colour since the club was founded in 1947. The Parramatta Eels have only one home ground and that is Parramatta Stadium, previously known as Cumberland Oval up until 2981. The Eels have a number of rivalries with different NRL Clubs including the Melbourne Storm, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.

 

Coach: Ricky Stuart
Captain: TBA

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7

  Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a NRL Team based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with club colours of maroon and white. Over the past four decades, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles have slowly become the most hated clubs in the NRL and for many reasons. Since 1947, Manly have been competing in the NRL and have won a total of eight premierships, along with becoming the runners up a total of ten times. Manly is the only team in the NRL to have not received the wooden spoon.

 

Coach: Geoff Toovey
Captain: Jamie Lyon & Jason King

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8

  Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

The Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles are a NRL Team based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with club colours of maroon and white. Over the past four decades, the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles have slowly become the most hated clubs in the NRL and for many reasons. Since 1947, Manly have been competing in the NRL and have won a total of eight premierships, along with becoming the runners up a total of ten times. Manly is the only team in the NRL to have not received the wooden spoon.

 

Coach: Shane Flanagan
Captain: Paul Gallen

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9

  Penrith Panthers

The Western Sydney based Penrith Panthers are an NRL Club which entered the competition in 1967. The Penrith Panthers home ground is Centrebet Stadium and the teams colours are black, white, teal and grey. Since entering the competition, the team has won two premierships in 1991 and 2003 and two minor premierships also in 1991 and 2003.

 

Coach: Ivan Cleary
Captain: Kevin Kingston

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10

  Newcastle Knights

The Newcastle Knights are a professional Rugby League team which competes in the NRL and since joining the competition in 1988 have won a total of two premierships in 1997 and 2001. Although Newcastle isn’t apart of Sydney, the team is often considered as the tenth Sydney team of the NRL. The Knights team colours are blue, white and red with a knights helmet for the logo.

 

Coach: Wayne Bennett
Captain: Kurt Gidley

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