The 2024 NRL season gets underway on Sunday the 3rd of March (Aust. time) in Las Vegas!
The NRL or National Rugby League is the leading Rugby League competition anywhere in the world.
Featuring 16 NRL teams from around Australia as of 2023 and one from New Zealand, the Telstra NRL Premiership season runs from early March until the first Sunday of October when the NRL Grand Final draws record crowds in attendance and nationwide viewership.
NRL history shows the competition as we know it started as the NSWRL (New South Wales Rugby League) in 1908 before the current NRL formation was created post-Super League War in 1998. States in Australia represented in the NRL team lists are: New South Wales (10), Queensland (4) as of 2023 with the latest expansion club the Redcliffe Dolphins, Victoria (1) and Canberra (1). The other team in the NRL is the New Zealand Warriors.
2024 NRL Season: Week 1 Preview – Rugby League in Las Vegas
The 2024 NRL season will get underway with the most anticipated Premiership opener in history when the action heads to Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas for a double-header thriller.
Vegas will see the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters play last season’s runners-up the Brisbane Broncos in the opening two games of the season.
Three-time defending champions the Panthers chase their fourth Premiership success in as many years and sixth overall with their season kicking off against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park on Friday the 8th of March.
The Dolphins meanwhile finished their inaugural season 13th on the ladder and will be looking to improve in 2024 starting with their season opener against the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium in a Queensland Derby.
- Round: 1
- Start Date: Sunday March 3, 2024 (Aust. time)
- Game of the Round: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane Broncos in Vegas – BET NOW
- NRL Tip of the Week: Dolphins to Beat the Cowboys @ $2.70 – BET NOW
NRL BETTING: RUGBY LEAGUE ODDS
2024 NRL Grand Final Winner: Outright Betting
NRL Grand Final Winner Betting Odds
| Penrith Panthers
| Brisbane Broncos
| Sydney Roosters
| Melbourne Storm
| South Sydney Rabbitohs
| New Zealand Warriors
| Manly Sea Eagles
| Cronulla Sharks
| Parramatta Eels
| North Queensland Cowboys
| Newcastle Knights
| Gold Coast Titans
| Canterbury Bulldogs
| Canberra Raiders
| St George Illawarra Dragons
| Wests Tigers
NRL odds correct as of 04/03/2024 and subject to change. Event scheduled to start at 06/10/2024 7:30pm AEDT.
2024 NRL Season
The 2024 NRL season commences on Sunday the 3rd of March, 2024 (Aust. time) and concludes with on Sunday October 6th, 2024 with the NRL 2024 premiership kicking off for the first time in Las Vegas with a highly-anticipated double-header.
The opening game on the NRL 2024 fixtures pits the Sea Eagles against the Rabbitohs, while the Roosters and last year’s runners-up the Broncos also play in Vegas to kick off their 2024 rugby league campaigns.
The Penrith Panthers made history with their third consecutive Grand Final victory defeating the Brisbane Broncos by two points in 2023 and are back looking to extend their reign with another Premiership success in 2024.
The season features a 27-round regular season ahead of the 2024 NRL Finals that kick off in early to mid September.
The season consists of a huge 204 matches across 28 venues in Australia, New Zealand, and for the first time in NRL history the United States.
All 17 NRL teams play 24 home and away matches, and each team also receives three byes throughout the regular season.
The Penrith Panthers are the three-time defending NRL premiership winning team sitting top of the futures NRL Grand Final 2024 odds.
- Season: 117th
- 2024 NRL Season Start Date: Sunday March 3, 2024 (Aust. time)
- 2024 NRL Grand Final Date: Sunday October 6, 2024
- 2024 NRL Minor Premiers: TBD
- 2024 Premiers: TBD
The current NRL teams are the:
- Brisbane Broncos
- Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
- Canberra Raiders
- Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
- Gold Coast Titans
- Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
- Melbourne Storm
- Newcastle Knights
- New Zealand Warriors
- Parramatta Eels
- Penrith Panthers
- Redcliffe Dolphins (first season in 2023)
- South Sydney Rabbitohs
- St George Illawarra Dragons,
- Sydney Roosters
- Wests Tigers
- North Queensland Cowboys
Of these the two foundation NRL clubs inaugurated in 1908 are the Sydney Roosters and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Wests Tigers, founded in 2000, meanwhile comprise of two other foundations clubs that merged together: Western Suburbs Magpies and Balmain Tigers.
The Redcliffe Dolphins are the latest professional Rugby League team making their NRL debut in 2023.
The NRL Premiership was previously composed of a 26-week regular season and the NRL Draw – what teams are playing when and where – is usually announced in November of the previous year.
For the first time in 2018 the NRL Regular Season consisted of just 25 rounds and each team got just a single bye instead of two.
As of 2023 there are now 27 rounds in the regular NRL season with 17 clubs now in play following the debut of the Redcliffe Dolphins. Teams will play 24 home and away matches and receive three byes throughout the regular season.
The 27 NRL Rounds are followed by four exciting weeks of NRL Finals football pitting the eight highest placed teams on the NRL Ladder up against each other across August – October.
The NRL Grand Final then decides the Premiership Winners for that season in a do-or-die 80 minutes of Rugby League action. As well as the standard, finals and grand final season there is also representative NRL football played during that time headlined by the three match State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues.
Other representative NRL games played are the Trans-Tasman test and the now defunct City-Country clash, which was scrapped after 2017.
Since the current NRL format was inaugurated in 1998 the team with the most NRL Premiership wins is the Penrith Panthers (1991, 2003, 2021, 2022, 2023).
The Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm follow.
Six-time Grand Final NRL winners the Melbourne Storm were stripped of their 2007 and 2009 Premierships titles due to breaches of the salary cap, but secured an official third Premiership with their easy 2017 NRL Grand Final win over the Cowboys (34 – 6) and won again in 2020 over the Panthers 26 – 20.
NRL betting is some of the best sports betting punters can enjoy with odds open on everything from the overall NRL Premiership winner to round-by-round markets. Some of the most anticipated NRL odds are those offered on the Clive Churchill Medal, the award given to the player deemed to be that year’s NRL Grand Final man-of-the-match.
The NRL odds on the annual NRL Telstra Premiership competition are some of the most highly sought after sports betting odds in Australia. The NRL Premiership season runs from early March through until the premier Rugby League betting event of the year, the NRL Grand Final on the last Sunday of September.
There are now 27 regular NRL Round betting opportunities for punters plus the NRL finals and Grand Final to enjoy a bet on and increase the excitement of the game. There are also a range of specialty NRL odds on offer throughout the season including those on the Dally M Awards and Clive Churchill Medal winner.
NRL betting markets range from the head-to-head odds on offer for the weekly fixtures across the NRL draw to exotic markets on each game like First Try Scorer and Winning Margin odds. All of this plus the futures NRL Premiership odds available all season where you can tip and select the team to take out the entire competition with a Grand Final win.
NRL markets are updated weekly and offer odds for all the games including the popular line betting options.
NRL BET TYPES
Below we explain some of our most popular NRL bet types and rugby league betting offers.
NRL Head-to-Head Betting
Head-to-head betting is simply pitting one team against the other with odds for both clubs to win a game. In most head-to-head markets there is an underdog and a favourite with the NRL odds determined by many factors like their previous form over the season, their record against that specific club over NRL history, home ground advantage and the NRL team ins and outs for the round.
NRL Line Betting
Like head-to-head NRL odds, line betting is open on every single match across the NRL draw. The line is the winning spread of points posted a club must either win or lose by for you to collect. For example, if the Brisbane Broncos are at +4.5 @ $2 that means they must beat the team they are playing that round by more than 4.5 points for you to win.
NRL Premiership Betting
The futures NRL Premiership betting markets list the price of each team to win the Grand Final. These odds are affected by the NRL results of each round and change weekly. As the season moves along the prices on those clubs at the top of the NRL ladder shorten and those in danger of missing out on a NRL finals bid lengthen.
NRL Minor Premiership Betting
The NRL Minor Premiership odds are the prices offered for each club to take out that season’s Minor Premiership and finish top of the NRL Ladder after all 27 rounds of the regular season have been played and won. The Sydney Roosters have won the most Rugby League minor premierships throughout history including four NRL minor premierships in 2004, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
NRL Try Scorer Betting
In each game, a popular bet to make is in the first try scorer market there are NRL odds on the top try scorer and first try scorer of the match. There is now also the option of the season’s top try scorer, so the player to score the most individual tries across the entire season.
NRL Top 8 & Top 4 Betting
The NRL Top 8 and Top 4 refer to the teams to finish in the top one – eight positions on the ladder after the 27 rounds of the regular season. Clubs need to finish inside the top eight to make the NRL Finals Series and get a chance of taking out the Premiership title. There are plenty of different markets around this including individual odds on your favourite NRL team to make either the Top 4 or Top 8. There are also odds on offer for All 3 Teams (selected by the bookies) to make the Top 8 and Both Teams (selected by the bookies) to make the Top 4. Similarly, you can get NRL markets on teams to Miss the Top 8 and even to finish with the wooden spoon (last position).