2007 in rugby league
- Sydney: The list of Australian rugby league's 100 greatest players from 1908–2007 is announced.
- Bolton, England: The 2007 World Club Challenge is won by St. Helens who defeated the Brisbane Broncos 18–14 at Reebok Stadium before 23,207.
|St. Helens||18–14||Brisbane Broncos||23 February 2007 20:00 – Reebok Stadium, Bolton|
Ref: Steve Clark (Australia)
|Tries: Ade Gardner (2), Paul Sculthorpe||Tries: Corey Parker, Darius Boyd|
|Goals: Paul Sculthorpe (3)||Goals: Corey Parker (3)|
- 8 August – Moore Park, New South Wales: The 100 year anniversary of the formation of Australia's first rugby league governing body, the New South Wales Rugby League, is commemorated.
- 18 August – Belgrade, Serbia: The 2007 European Shield ends and is won by Serbia who finished on top of the table.
- 25 August – London, England: The 2007 Challenge Cup tournament culminates in St. Helens' 30 – 8 win against Catalans Dragons in the final at Wembley Stadium before 84,241.
- 25 August – Jacksonville, USA: The 2007 AMNRL season culminates in the Connecticut Wildcats' 20–18 win against Aston DSC Bulls in the championship match.
- 4th – Sydney: The 2007 Dally M Awards are held and Johnathan Thurston is named NRL player of the year.
- 6th – Australia: Rugby league film The Final Winter is released.
- 9th – Auckland, New Zealand: The 2007 Bartercard Cup season culminates in the Auckland Lions' 28–4 win against Harbour League in the grand final.
- 15th – Brisbane, Australia: The 2007 Queensland Cup season culminates in the Tweed Heads Seagulls' 28–18 win against the Redcliffe Dolphins in the grand final.
- 22nd – Darwin, Australia: The 2007 Darwin Rugby League season culminates in the Litchfield Bears' 22–16 win against the University Sharks in the grand final.
- 27th – Sydney, Australia: The 9th annual Tom Brock Lecture, entitled Nothing But a Nine-Day Wonder: The founding of rugby league — Australia’s first professional code, is delivered by Sean Fagan.
- 30th – Sydney: The 2007 NRL season culminates in the minor premiers Melbourne Storm's 34–8 win against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the 2007 NRL Grand Final. On 22 April 2010, the Melbourne Storm were stripped of the 2007 and 2009 premierships and the 2006–2008 minor premierships, after Storm officials confessed to the NRL that the club had committed serious and systematic breaches of the salary cap between 2006 and 2010 by running a well-organized dual contract and bookkeeping system which concealed a total of $3.17 million in payments made to players outside of the salary cap.
- 10: Wigan, England – The Great Britain national rugby league team plays its last ever match: a 28 – 22 victory over New Zealand at JJB Stadium.
- 17 November – Paris, France: The 2007 All Golds Tour, a repeat of the first ever international rugby league tour 100 years before, ends with a New Zealand win against France.
20 April 2007
Goal: Thurston (5)
|Match Report||Try: Vatuvei|
22 June 2007
|Try: McGuire 10' m
Burrow (2) 28' c, 50' c
Langley 36' c
Wild 43' m
Morley 47' c
Sykes 55' m
Roby 67' c
Goal: Sinfield (5)
|Try: Grésèque (2) 20' m, 24' c|
Anselme 60' m
One off TestsEdit
- Cameron Smith became the 67th player to captain Australia and did it in style scoring 1 try and 6 goals in Australia's 58–0 victory over New Zealand.
14 October 2007
|New Zealand Kiwis||0–58||Australian Kangaroos|
|Try: Israel Folau (2)|
Greg Inglis (3)
Goal: Cameron Smith (6)
28 October 2007
|Try: Rinaldi 10'
Goal: Grésèque (7)
|Try: Benn 27'|
Goal: Nanyn (2)
28 October 2007
|Wales||50–10||Papua New Guinea|
M. James (2)
Goal: Harris (5)
20 October 2007
|Northern Union||18–25||All Golds|
|Try: McGuire (2)
Goal: Rooney (3)
|Try: Lauitiiti (2)|
Goal: Jones (5)
Three points for a try, as per inaugural Test in 1907.
27 October 2007
|Great Britain||20–14||New Zealand|
|Try: Fa'asavalu 29'
Goal: Burrow (4)
|Try: Hape (2) 3', 75'|
3 November 2007
|Great Britain||44–0||New Zealand|
|Try: Peacock 2' c
Pryce (2) 14' c, 77' c
Raynor 39' m
Wellens 50' c
Gardner 56' m
Burrow 63' c
Senior 71' c
Goal: Sinfield (5)
10 November 2007
|Great Britain||28–22||New Zealand|
|Try: Graham 32'
Goal: Burrow (4)
|Try: Stanley 7', 66'|
Goal: Smith (3)
National Rugby LeagueEdit
The 2007 NRL Season will run from 16 March 2007 to 30 September 2007, with the latter date hosting the Grand Final at Sydney's Telstra Stadium.
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State of OriginEdit
Super League XIIEdit
The Super League is the top club competition in Europe. In 2007 there are eleven English teams and one French team in the 2007 season, known as Super League XII
Carnegie Challenge CupEdit
The Rugby League Challenge Cup is the most prestigious knock-out competition in the world of Rugby League. It features teams from across Europe including England, Scotland, Wales, France and Russia.
UK National LeaguesEdit
The National Leagues kick off on 5 April. There are two divisions, and the top team in National One has the opportunity to enter SuperLeague, subject to minimum standards.
- ARL (2007). "Australian Rugby Football League Annual Report 2007" (PDF). Australian Rugby League Limited. p. 2. Archived from the original (pdf) on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
- Purcell, Charles (6 September 2007). "Final whistle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
- Walter, Brad (29 November 2007). "Young performer: Israel Folau". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 January 2014.