The 2010 NRL season was the 103rd season of professional rugby league football club competition in Australia, and the thirteenth run by the National Rugby League. The season commenced on 12 March and ended with the Grand Final, played on 3 October at ANZ Stadium. Sixteen teams competed for the 2010 Telstra Premiership whilst the third season of the National Youth Competition was also in progress.

2010 National Rugby League
Teams16
PremiersSt. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra (1st title)
Minor premiersSt. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra (2nd title)
Matches played201
Attendance3491890
Top points scorer(s)Panthers colours.svg Michael Gordon (270)
Player of the yearEastern Suburbs colours.svg Todd Carney (Dally M Medal)
Top try-scorer(s)Newcastle colours.svg Akuila Uate (21)
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Shaun Kenny-Dowall (21)
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The 2010 season was marred by the Melbourne Storm's admission in April of systematically breaching the NRL salary cap. As part of the NRL's imposed penalties, the Storm were deducted all 8 competition points earned at the time of the announcement, and were barred from earning points for the rest of the season, guaranteeing them the wooden spoon.[1][2] The club was also stripped of all titles earned during the period they were in breach, including their 2007 and 2009 premierships and their 2006, 2007 and 2008 minor premierships, and later also their 2010 World Club Challenge title.

2010's NRL premiership was won by the season's minor premiers the St George Illawarra Dragons, the first title for the joint venture club. The Dragons became the first minor premiers since the Penrith Panthers in 2003 to complete the minor premiership and premiership double.

Season summaryEdit

During the pre-season the Melbourne Storm defeated the Leeds Rhinos 18–10 in the 2010 World Club Challenge.[3] The inaugural All Stars match took place on 13 February at Skilled Park, Gold Coast, where the Indigenous All Stars team won 16–12.[4]

Significant dates throughout the season include the annual ANZAC Test and City vs Country Origin weekend, resulting in a shortened round in early May. Byes take place throughout the State of Origin period between Rounds 11 and 18 (during June and July).[5] The annual heritage round takes place again in Round 10, a round celebrating Women in League has been earmarked for Round 16, and later in the season a round has been set aside to celebrate Indigenous Australians.

For the second successive year the St. George Illawarra Dragons took out the JJ Giltinan Shield for winning the minor premiership.

The overall attendance record during the regular season was 3,151,039, an increase on last year's record of 3,081,874. This was the second consecutive year that the rugby league attendance record has been broken.[6]

On 7 September 2010, Sydney Roosters' five-eighth Todd Carney won the coveted Dally M Medal for Player of the Year for season 2010 and was also awarded the people's choice Provan-Summons award (see 2010 Dally M Awards for full award listing). It was a remarkable return to the field for Carney who in 2008 was sacked by the Canberra Raiders and deregistered by the NRL for the 2009 season for repeated off-field indiscretions.

In 2010, NRL games on New Zealand's Sky network drew average audiences of 60,779.[7]

Rule changesEdit

During the 2010 season, a rule change to the playing field was implemented so that if a player in possession of the ball made contact with the corner post that player would no longer be considered to be touch in-goal.[8] Proponents of the move argued a series of possible future scenarios made this preventative measure necessary, with ARL chief executive Geoff Carr stating, "no one has thought of the possibility of using the corner post as a weapon to defuse a try and we want to stop it before they do".[9] One scenario was that a defending player might manipulate the corner post to put an attacker out of play.[9] Another concern cited was that the corner post might be made to make contact with a rolling ball to ensure the defending team gains possession with a 20-metre restart.[9] Corner posts, which sometimes lean to one side, have no upper height limit set and this led to a fear that corner posts might become "long rubber snakes, biting attackers and sending them into touch", in the words of Roy Masters.[9] Other laws concerning the corner posts remained unchanged.[10] A ball that makes contact with the corner post while not in the possession of a player will be deemed to be touch in-goal as before.[10] There was no attempt to remove the corner posts from the playing field as they are used to promote sponsors and are also a useful aid for players to judge their kicks.[9] The change was agreed by the NRL Board and approved by the RLIF as an experimental rule.[8] Implementation occurred mid-season following feedback from clubs.[8]

Melbourne Storm salary cap breachEdit

On 22 April, Melbourne Storm officials confessed to the NRL that the club had committed serious and systematic breaches of the salary cap regulations for the last five years by running a well-organized dual contract and bookkeeping system which left the NRL unable to know of $3.17 million in payments made to players outside of the salary cap, including $550,000 in 2007, $965,000 in 2009 and $1.03 million in 2010.

As a result of this confession, the following penalties were imposed by the NRL:

  • The Storm were stripped of their 2007 and 2009 premierships and their 2006–2008 minor premierships; these titles will be withheld, rather than be awarded to the respective grand finalists (Manly & Parramatta) and runners-up. The Storm however were allowed to keep the 2010 World Club Challenge title that they won two months earlier, until this was stripped thirteen months later.
  • The Storm were fined a record $1.689 million: $1.1 million in prize money which will be distributed equally between the remaining 15 clubs, $89,000 in prize money from the World Club Challenge which will be distributed to the Leeds Rhinos, and the maximum of $500,000 for breaching the salary cap regulations.
  • The Storm were ordered to cut their payroll by $1,012,500 by 31 December; failure to do so would have resulted in the club being suspended from the 2011 season.
  • The Storm were deducted all eight competition points received during the 2010 season and barred from receiving premiership points for the remainder of the season.

The Storm accepted this decision without question;[1][2] however, the former directors of the club took legal action which later collapsed. The matter has been referred to ASIC, Australian Tax Office, the Victorian State Revenue Office, and the Victoria Police.[11]

Melbourne eventually finished the 2010 season with a 14–10 win-loss record, which would have seen them finish 5th disregarding the punishments, with Manly missing the finals. Statistically, the North Queensland Cowboys were the poorest performing team during the season, winning only five of its 24 matches played which, disregarding the Storm's punishment, would have been their first wooden spoon since 2000.

Season advertisingEdit

A new approach was taken in 2010 following the controversies of 2009 wherein marquee players Greg Inglis (who had featured in the season launch ad) and Brett Stewart (who had been the face of a season launch event) were charged with assault thus disempowering the message behind the ad. The NRL and their advertising agency MJW Hakuhodo set about presenting the acceptable face of Australian rugby league to the world and interspersed some sparse action shots with a gallery of characters to assure viewers that league is a family-friendly sport watched by everyman.

For the first time in many years the launch commercial did not use a popular soundtrack. Titled, the "Voices of the Game" the ad set out to show the diversity of rugby league's appeal featuring fans from all walks of life including a rodeo clown, a sculptor, a farmer, a businessman and Australian Paralympian Kurt Fearnley[12] The proposition was that "this season, many of you will....see/ feel/ experience/ dream/ hurt/ believe". The fans highlighted ticked all the boxes of a diverse but wholesome audience demographic.[13] Veteran Kangaroo captain Darren Lockyer is the only player to appear with a speaking part.

TeamsEdit

The number of teams in the NRL remains unchanged since the previous season, with sixteen participating in the regular season: ten from New South Wales, three from Queensland and one from each of Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand. Of the ten from New South Wales, eight are from Sydney's metropolitan area, with St. George-Illawarra being a Sydney and Wollongong joint venture. Just two foundation clubs from New South Wales Rugby League season 1908 played in this competition: the Sydney Roosters (formerly known as Eastern Suburbs) and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Brisbane Broncos
23rd season
Ground: Suncorp Stadium
Coach: Ivan Henjak
Captain: Darren Lockyer
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
76th season
Ground: ANZ Stadium
Coach: Kevin Moore
Captain: Andrew Ryan
Canberra Raiders
29th season
Ground: Canberra Stadium
Coach: David Furner
Captain: Alan Tongue & Terry Campese
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
44th season
Ground: Toyota Stadium
Coach: Ricky StuartShane Flanagan
Captain: Trent Barrett
Gold Coast Titans
4th season
Ground: Skilled Park
Coach: John Cartwright
Captain: Scott Prince
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
61st season
Ground: Brookvale Oval
Coach: Des Hasler
Captain: Jamie Lyon & Jason King
Melbourne Storm
13th season
Ground: Etihad StadiumAAMI Park
Coach: Craig Bellamy
Captain: Cameron Smith
Newcastle Knights
23rd season
Ground: EnergyAustralia Stadium
Coach: Rick Stone
Captain: Kurt Gidley
New Zealand Warriors
16th season
Ground: Mt Smart Stadium
Coach: Ivan Cleary
Captain: Simon Mannering
North Queensland Cowboys
16th season
Ground: Dairy Farmers Stadium
Coach: Neil Henry
Captain: Johnathan Thurston
Parramatta Eels
64th season
Ground: Parramatta Stadium
Coach: Daniel Anderson
Captain: Nathan Cayless & Nathan Hindmarsh
Penrith Panthers
44th season
Ground: CUA Stadium
Coach: Matthew Elliott
Captain: Petero Civoniceva
South Sydney Rabbitohs
101st season
Ground: ANZ Stadium
Coach: John Lang
Captain: Roy Asotasi
Sydney Roosters
103rd season
Ground: Sydney Football Stadium
Coach: Brian Smith
Captain: Braith Anasta
St George Illawarra Dragons
12th season
Ground: Jubilee Oval & Wollongong Showground
Coach: Wayne Bennett
Captain: Ben Hornby
Wests Tigers
11th season
Grounds: Campbelltown Stadium & Leichhardt Oval
Coach: Tim Sheens
Captain: Robbie Farah

LadderEdit

Pos. Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1   St. George Illawarra Dragons (P) 24 17 0 7 2 518 299 +219 38
2   Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 645 489 +156 34
3   Wests Tigers 24 15 0 9 2 537 503 +34 34
4   Gold Coast Titans 24 15 0 9 2 520 498 +22 34
5   New Zealand Warriors 24 14 0 10 2 539 486 +53 32
6   Sydney Roosters 24 14 0 10 2 559 510 +49 32
7   Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 499 493 +6 30
8   Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 12 0 12 2 545 510 +35 28
9   South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 0 13 2 584 567 +17 26
10   Brisbane Broncos 24 11 0 13 2 508 535 −27 26
11   Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 499 569 −70 24
12   Parramatta Eels 24 10 0 14 2 413 491 −78 24
13   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 9 0 15 2 494 539 −45 22
14   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 0 17 2 354 609 −255 18
15   North Queensland Cowboys 24 5 0 19 2 425 667 −242 14
16   Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 489 363 +126 01

1 Melbourne were deducted eight premiership points and barred from receiving premiership points for the rest of the season due to gross long-term salary cap breaches.[14]


Ladder progressionEdit

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicate that the team had a bye during that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
1   St George Illawarra 2 4 6 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 16 18 20 22 24 26 26 28 30 30 30 32 34 34 36 38
2   Penrith 2 2 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 16 18 20 22 24 26 26 26 26 28 28 28 30 32 34
3   Wests Tigers 2 2 4 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 16 18 20 20 22 24 26 26 28 28 30 32 34 34
4   Gold Coast 2 4 6 6 8 8 10 12 14 14 16 16 16 18 20 20 22 22 22 24 26 28 30 32 32 34
5   New Zealand 0 2 4 4 6 6 6 6 8 10 12 12 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 24 24 26 28 28 30 32
6   Sydney 2 4 4 6 6 8 8 10 10 10 12 14 14 16 18 18 20 22 24 26 28 28 28 28 30 32
7   Canberra 0 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 8 8 10 12 14 14 14 14 14 16 18 20 20 22 24 26 28 30
8   Manly-Warringah 0 0 2 4 6 8 8 10 12 12 14 16 16 16 18 18 20 20 22 24 24 26 26 28 28 28
9   South Sydney 0 0 2 4 6 6 8 8 10 12 12 14 16 16 16 18 20 20 20 22 22 24 24 24 26 26
10   Brisbane Broncos 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 16 18 18 20 22 22 24 26 26 26 26 26
11   Newcastle 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 6 6 8 8 10 10 10 12 14 16 18 18 18 20 22 22 24 24 24
12   Parramatta 0 2 2 2 2 4 6 8 10 12 12 12 14 16 16 16 16 18 20 22 22 22 24 24 24 24
13   Canterbury-Bankstown 0 0 2 2 2 4 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 16 16 16 18 18 18 20 20 22
14   Cronulla-Sutherland 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 4 6 6 8 8 10 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 16 16 18 18
15   North Queensland 0 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 8 8 8 10 10 10 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
16   Melbourne 2 4 6 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Finals SeriesEdit

To decide the grand finalists from the top eight finishing teams, the NRL adopts the McIntyre Final Eight System.

Only three teams from 2009's finals series made an appearance in the 2010 finals race: St George Illawarra Dragons, Gold Coast Titans and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, with only the Dragons managing to not drop positions from last year. Major improvements saw the Canberra Raiders, New Zealand Warriors and Sydney Roosters make a return to the finals after finishing 13th, 14th and last in 2009. This season also saw the Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers make their long-awaited return to the finals race, with the Tigers last featuring in their grand final year of 2005 whilst the Panthers last appeared in the 2004 season. This was one of the 3 seasons where Melbourne were not in the finals.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referees Crowd
QUALIFYING FINALS
  Gold Coast Titans 28–16   New Zealand Warriors 10 September, 7:45pm Skilled Park Gavin Badger
Tony Archer
27,026
  Wests Tigers 15–19   Sydney Roosters 11 September, 6:30pm Sydney Football Stadium Shayne Hayne
Matt Cecchen
33,315
  Penrith Panthers 22–24   Canberra Raiders 11 September, 8:30pm CUA Stadium Ben Cummins
Steve Lyons
16,668
  St George Illawarra Dragons 28–0   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 12 September, 4:00pm WIN Jubilee Oval Jarred Maxwell
Jason Robinson
15,574
SEMI FINALS
  Canberra Raiders 24–26   Wests Tigers 17 September, 7:45pm Canberra Stadium Tony Archer
Jared Maxwell
26,476
  Sydney Roosters 34–12   Penrith Panthers 18 September, 7:35pm Sydney Football Stadium Shayne Hayne
Ben Cummins
23,459
PRELIMINARY FINALS
  Gold Coast Titans 6–32   Sydney Roosters 24 September, 7:45pm Suncorp Stadium Tony Archer
Jared Maxwell
44,787
  St George Illawarra Dragons 13–12   Wests Tigers 25 September, 7:45pm ANZ Stadium Ben Cummins
Shayne Hayne
71,212

† Match decided in golden point extra time.

  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1   St. George Illawarra 28
8   Manly 0
  1W   St. George Illawarra 13  
2   Penrith 22   4W   Canberra 24         Wests Tigers 12    
7   Canberra 24   2L   Wests Tigers 26             St. George Illawarra 32
          Sydney 8
3   Wests Tigers 15         2W   Gold Coast 6    
6   Sydney 19   3W   Sydney 34         Sydney 32  
  1L   Penrith 12  
4   Gold Coast 28
5   New Zealand 16

Grand FinalEdit

Sunday, 3 October
5:15pm (AEDT)
St. George Illawarra Dragons   32–8   Sydney Roosters
Tries:
Jason Nightingale (46', 60') 2
Mark Gasnier (7') 1
Dean Young (63') 1
Nathan Fien (70') 1
Goals:
Jamie Soward 6/7
(8', 48', 61', 64', 67' pen, 72')
1st: 6 – 8
2nd: 26 – 0
Report
Tries:
Braith Anasta (16') 1
Mitchell Aubusson (20') 1
Goals:
Todd Carney 0/2

Team and player recordsEdit

The following statistics are correct as of the conclusion of Round 26.

Most points in a match by an individual

Points Player Tries Goals FG Opponent Score Venue Round
30   Michael Gordon 3 9/10 0 South Sydney Rabbitohs 54–18 CUA Stadium Round 24
28   James Maloney 3 8/9 0 Brisbane Broncos 16–48 Suncorp Stadium Round 3
22   Michael Gordon 3 5/5 0 Canterbury Bulldogs 31–16 CUA Stadium Round 11
22   Jamie Lyon 2 7/7 0 Wests Tigers 38–20 Bluetongue Stadium Round 20

Most tries in a match by an individual

Tries Player Opponent Score Venue Round
4   Shaun Kenny-Dowall Brisbane Broncos 34–30 Suncorp Stadium Round 20
4   Josh Morris Sydney Roosters 60–14 ANZ Stadium Round 3
4   Reece Robinson North Queensland Cowboys 48–4 Canberra Stadium Round 25
4   Cooper Vuna Brisbane Broncos 44–18 EnergyAustralia Stadium Round 24

Most points in a match

Points Victor Opponent Score Venue Round
76   Sydney Roosters Wests Tigers 44–32 Sydney Football Stadium Round 2
74   Canterbury Bulldogs Sydney Roosters 60–14 ANZ Stadium Round 3
74   Gold Coast Titans Newcastle Knights 38–36 EnergyAustralia Stadium Round 9
72   Brisbane Broncos South Sydney Rabbitohs 50–22 Suncorp Stadium Round 14
72   Penrith Panthers South Sydney Rabbitohs 54–18 CUA Stadium Round 24

Fewest points in a match

Points Victor Opponent Score Venue Round
10   Newcastle Knights Parramatta Eels 6–4 EnergyAustralia Stadium Round 15
11   Cronulla Sharks Parramatta Eels 11–0 Toyota Park Round 4
16   Brisbane Broncos Parramatta Eels 10–6 Parramatta Stadium Round 16
16   Brisbane Broncos St George Illawarra Dragons 10–6 Suncorp Stadium Round 21

Most points scored in a match by an individual team

Points Team Opponent Score Venue Round
60   Canterbury Bulldogs Sydney Roosters 60–14 ANZ Stadium Round 3
58   Melbourne Storm North Queensland Cowboys 58–12 AAMI Park Round 15
54   Penrith Panthers South Sydney Rabbitohs 54–18 CUA Stadium Round 24
52   Canberra Raiders Newcastle Knights 52–18 Canberra Stadium Round 19

Paul Gallen ran 4,056 metres with the ball in 2010, more than any other player in the competition.[15]

AttendancesEdit

The 2010 regular season attendance figures bettered last year's figures of 3,081,849 to become the highest attended regular season in Australia's rugby league history, with a total of 3,151,039. Along with 2009, the 2010 season also outshone other attendance blockbuster years of 2007 and the 1995 Winfield Cup.[16]

The highest twenty regular season match attendances:

Crowd Venue Home Team Opponent Round
48,516 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos North Queensland Cowboys Round 1
42,269 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos St George Illawarra Dragons Round 21
42,233 Suncorp Stadium
(Double header)
Brisbane Broncos
Gold Coast Titans
Penrith Panthers
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Round 15
40,168 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans Round 10
38,872 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Canberra Raiders Round 26
38,193 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Parramatta Eels Round 23
37,994 Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney Roosters St George Illawarra Dragons Round 22
37,773 ANZ Stadium Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs St George Illawarra Dragons Round 10
36,212 Sydney Football Stadium St George Illawarra Dragons Sydney Roosters Round 7
34,662 ANZ Stadium Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Parramatta Eels Round 20
32,338 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos New Zealand Warriors Round 3
31,911 ANZ Stadium Parramatta Eels Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Round 8
30,685 Sydney Cricket Ground Wests Tigers South Sydney Rabbitohs Round 10
30,311 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos South Sydney Rabbitohs Round 14
30,127 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Wests Tigers Round 17
30,120 ANZ Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Round 4
26,486 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Sydney Roosters Round 20
26,197 Skilled Park Gold Coast Titans Brisbane Broncos Round 19
26,103 Skilled Park Gold Coast Titans Wests Tigers Round 26
25,688 Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Cronulla Sharks Round 6
25,480 Etihad Stadium Melbourne Storm St George Illawarra Dragons Round 4

2010 TransfersEdit

PlayersEdit

Player 2009 Club 2010 Club
Tonie Carroll   Brisbane Broncos Retirement
Michael De Vere   Brisbane Broncos Retirement
Karmichael Hunt   Brisbane Broncos Biarritz Olympique (French rugby union)
PJ Marsh   Brisbane Broncos Retirement
Dave Taylor   Brisbane Broncos   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Stuart Flanagan   Canberra Raiders   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Phil Graham   Canberra Raiders   Sydney Roosters
Nigel Plum   Canberra Raiders  
Adrian Purtell   Canberra Raiders  
Glen Turner   Canberra Raiders Retirement
Greg Eastwood   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Super League: Leeds Rhinos
Hazem El Masri   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Retirement
Daryl Millard   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Super League: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Lee Te Maari   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Parramatta Eels
Mitch Brown   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Wests Tigers
Blake Green   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Corey Hughes   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Brett Kearney   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Super League: Bradford Bulls
Bryan Norrie   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Melbourne Storm
Ben Ross   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Terence Seu Seu   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Brett Seymour   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   New Zealand Warriors
David Simmons   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks  
Reece Williams   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Daniel Conn   Gold Coast Titans   Sydney Roosters
Brett Delaney   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Leeds Rhinos
Adam Cuthbertson   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Glenn Hall   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Bradford Bulls
Heath L'Estrange   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Bradford Bulls
Matt Orford   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Bradford Bulls
Scott Anderson   Melbourne Storm   Brisbane Broncos
Will Chambers   Melbourne Storm Queensland Reds (Super 14)
Matthew Cross   Melbourne Storm   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Wairangi Koopu   Melbourne Storm Retirement
Steve Turner   Melbourne Storm   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Nathan Fien   New Zealand Warriors   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Stacey Jones   New Zealand Warriors Retirement
Denan Kemp   New Zealand Warriors   Brisbane Broncos
Steve Price   New Zealand Warriors Retirement
Evarn Tuimavave   New Zealand Warriors   Newcastle Knights
Travis Burns   North Queensland Cowboys  
Shane Tronc   North Queensland Cowboys   Super League: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Joe Galuvao   Parramatta Eels   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Kevin Kingston   Parramatta Eels  
Todd Lowrie   Parramatta Eels   Melbourne Storm
Taulima Tautai   Parramatta Eels   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Paul Aiton   Penrith Panthers   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Junior Moors   Penrith Panthers   Wests Tigers
David Fa'alogo   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Super League: Huddersfield Giants
Michael Greenfield   South Sydney Rabbitohs   St. George Illawarra Dragons
David Kidwell   South Sydney Rabbitohs Retirement
Craig Wing   South Sydney Rabbitohs NTT Communications Shining Arcs (Japanese rugby union)
Mickey Paea   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Justin Poore   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Parramatta Eels
Wendell Sailor   St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Chase Stanley   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Melbourne Storm
Riley Brown   Sydney Roosters   Gold Coast Titans
Craig Fitzgibbon   Sydney Roosters   Super League: Hull F.C.
Willie Mason   Sydney Roosters   North Queensland Cowboys
Mark O'Meley   Sydney Roosters   Super League: Hull F.C.
Shane Shackleton   Sydney Roosters   Parramatta Eels
Iosia Soliola   Sydney Roosters   Super League: St. Helens
Jordan Tansey   Sydney Roosters   Super League: Hull F.C.
Dean Collis   Wests Tigers   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Danny Galea   Wests Tigers   Canberra Raiders
Dene Halatau   Wests Tigers   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
John Morris   Wests Tigers   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Corey Payne   Wests Tigers   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Taniela Tuiaki   Wests Tigers Retirement
Sam Burgess   Super League: Bradford Bulls   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Greg Bird   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Gold Coast Titans
Adam Mogg   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Canberra Raiders
Jason Ryles   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Sydney Roosters
Liam Fulton   Super League: Huddersfield Giants   Wests Tigers
Josh Cordoba   Super League: Hull F.C.   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Daniel Fitzhenry   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers   Wests Tigers
Craig Stapleton   Super League: Salford City Reds   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Jason Cayless   Super League: St. Helens   Wests Tigers
Tim Smith   Super League: Wigan Warriors   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Timana Tahu New South Wales Waratahs (Super 14)   Parramatta Eels
Lote Tuqiri Leicester Tigers (English rugby union)   Wests Tigers
Mark Gasnier Stade Français (French rugby union)   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Clinton Toopi Bay of Plenty Steamers (New Zealand rugby union)   Gold Coast Titans
Todd Carney N/A   Sydney Roosters

CoachesEdit

Coach 2009 Club 2010 Club
Brian Smith   Newcastle Knights   Sydney Roosters
John Lang N/A   South Sydney Rabbitohs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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