The World's elite form of Rugby 'Club' Competition
The National Rugby League (NRL) is the most watched TV sport in Australia and is the most viewed and attended rugby league club competition in the world. Regarded as the world's elite rugby league championship, the NRL's main competition known as the Telstra Premiership is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand. NRL matches are played in Australia and New Zealand from March to October. The season culminates in the premiership-deciding game, the NRL Grand Final, traditionally one of Australia's most popular sporting events and one of the world's largest attended sporting championship games. NRL also features The State of Origin; a 3 games "All-Star" series between New South Wales and Queensland which is considered Australia's greatest sports rivalry. The State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three Australian rugby league football match series between two state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons.
Games in the USA are traditonally broadcast on FS2 (Fox Network) and FoxSoccer Plus with the full season available to watch on www.foxsoccer2go.com or by downloading the app.