The 2021 NRL season is underway from Thursday March 11, 2021
The 2021 NRL Ladder displays the sixteen professional Rugby League teams in the annual Telstra Premiership in ranking order from 1 – 16 based on competition points. NRL teams receive two competition points per win and also two points in the week they don’t play because of a scheduled bye.
The NRL Ladder shows the current position of the clubs in the Telstra Premiership.
When clubs have equal competition points their ladder position is decided by match points differential (for and against) and points percentage. The ladder, sometimes referred to as the table, decides the Top 8 and Top 4 teams that move onto the NRL finals after the opening 25 rounds of the regular season. The NRL Regular Season was cut from 26 weeks to 25 weeks for the first time in 2018.
Rugby League betting is open on where clubs will finish on the NRL ladder including markets on teams to ‘Make the Top 4’ or ‘Miss the Top 8’. The team that finishes first on the ladder win the Minor Premiership, odds for which are also offered at the start of the season.
The Sydney Roosters finished top of the NRL Ladder three years in a row from 2013 – 15, achieving the record for most number of NRL minor premierships (4).
Where teams sit on the NRL ladder also affects the round-by-round Rugby League betting odds on the competition as well as futures betting on the NRL Grand Final. Overall NRL Premiership markets are dominated throughout the season by teams higher up the ladder rankings.
2021 NRL LADDER
The Penrith Panthers finished top of the 2020 NRL table after the shortened 20-round regular season finishing up with 18 wins and one draw from 20 games played. They lost just once over the season, while the second-ranked Melbourne Storm suffered four defeats.
The 2020 Wooden Spoon went to the Brisbane Broncos, the club finishing last on the NRL Ladder for the first time in their history.
What teams will finish on top in the 2021 NRL Season? Stay up to date below!
*2021 NRL Ladder correct as of end of Round 4. Ladder credit: Wikipedia.
- Pos: Position on the NRL Ladder
- Team: NRL Team name
- Played: Number of games played to date
- Won: Number of season wins to date
- Drawn: Number of drawn games played to date
- Lost: Number of season losses to date
- Bye: Number of byes to date
- PF: Points For (total points scored)
- PA: Points Against (total points conceded)
- PD: Points Difference (points scored minus points conceded)
- Pts: Competition points