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The 2015 NRL season was the 108th season of professional rugby league in Australia and the 18th season of the National Rugby League in Australia and New Zealand. The season started in New Zealand with the annual Auckland Nines, which was followed by the Rugby League All Stars Match, returning after a one-year hiatus, and the World Club Series.[1] North Queensland Cowboys won their first premiership in only the second Grand Final to be decided in extra time.[2]

2015 National Rugby League
2015 NRL Logo.png
DurationMarch 5 – October 4, 2015
Teams16
PremiersNorth Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys (1st title)
Minor premiersEastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters (19th title)
Matches played201
Points scored8157
Attendance3230867
Top points scorer(s)Canberra colours.svg Jarrod Croker (236)
Player of the yearNorth Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston (Dally M Medal)
Top try-scorer(s)Parramatta colours.svg Semi Radradra (24)
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Season launch & advertisingEdit

The season launched with a gala event at the Queens Wharf, Auckland on 29 January attended by a selection of the code's stars including Shaun Johnson and Greg Inglis. It was the first time the event had been held outside Australia.[3][4]

The NRL and their longstanding ad agency MJW Haukuhodo used, for the second year running, Robbie Williams' "Let Me Entertain You" as the commercial soundtrack. The launch commercial takes members and supporters on a journey from the outback plains of Western Queensland to an inner city boot camp in Sydney and features more than fifty NRL club members and fans in a range of scenarios that include a rendition of a Haka on a Sydney train and a focus on Greg Inglis' trademark Goanna post-try celebration.[5]

The second Sunday afternoon match began at 4:10 pm instead of the traditional 3:10 pm. This change was to allow the Nine Network to show the match live into New South Wales and Queensland, and use it as a lead-in to their respective 6:00 pm news bulletins.

TeamsEdit

The lineup of teams remained unchanged for the 9th consecutive year. The NRL's salary cap for the clubs' top 25 players will be $A6.3M for 2015.[6]

Pre-seasonEdit

The 2015 pre-season featured the second Auckland Nines tournament, held over a weekend at Auckland's Eden Park in which the South Sydney Rabbitohs defeated the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the final. This tournament took place on the last weekend of January, and the All Stars match was played on Friday 13 February at Cbus Super Stadium in Robina.[1] The 2015 World Club Series took place in England with 2014 premiers the South Sydney Rabbitohs taking on Super League champions St. Helens in the showpiece match, which South Sydney won.

Regular seasonEdit

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 F1 F2 F3 GF
Brisbane Broncos SOU
30
CRO
8
NQL
22
NZL
8
GCT
10
SYD
4
SGI
2
PAR
12
PEN
3
NQL
11
NEW
13
CAN
12
MAN
34
X MEL
2
NEW
22
X CBY
8
WTI
26
GCT
34
MAN
30
CBY
2
SGI
26
SYD
2
SOU
35
MEL
7
NQL
4
X SYD
19
NQL
1
Canberra Raiders CRO
4
NZL
12
SGI
2
SYD
28
MAN
13
MEL
4
WTI
8
SOU
8
GCT
40
SGI
14
CBY
7
BRI
12
NEW
22
X NQL
1
NZL
22
X NEW
14
CRO
1
PEN
10
NQL
8
WTI
2
MAN
2
GCT
16
PEN
16
PAR
4
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs PEN
6
PAR
20
MAN
4
WTI
1
SOU
1
SGI
25
MAN
12
WTI
24
NQL
7
SYD
14
CAN
7
X SGI
13
GCT
14
PEN
12
MEL
16
X BRI
8
PAR
24
CRO
2
SYD
10
BRI
2
GCT
22
SOU
14
NEW
2
NZL
4
SGI
1
SYD
26
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks CAN
4
BRI
8
MEL
18
GCT
2
SYD
8
NEW
16
SOU
8
PEN
8
NZL
4
GCT
1
X SGI
36
SYD
6
X NEW
2
NQL
6
MAN
12
SGI
20
CAN
1
CBY
2
NZL
4
NQL
12
MEL
28
WTI
22
PAR
7
MAN
2
SOU
16
NQL
39
Gold Coast Titans WTI
1
PEN
40
NEW
2
CRO
2
BRI
10
PAR
22
PEN
26
NZL
4
CAN
40
CRO
1
X SOU
6
WTI
7
CBY
14
NZL
22
SYD
10
X MAN
32
NEW
28
BRI
34
PAR
10
MEL
22
CBY
22
CAN
16
SGI
2
NQL
30
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles PAR
30
MEL
2
CBY
4
SGI
8
CAN
13
PEN
10
CBY
12
MEL
2
NEW
20
PEN
1
X NQL
4
BRI
34
X WTI
10
SOU
12
CRO
12
GCT
32
NQL
18
NZL
20
BRI
30
SOU
20
CAN
2
PAR
4
SYD
36
CRO
2
Melbourne Storm SGI
8
MAN
2
CRO
18
NQL
1
NZL
16
CAN
4
SYD
1
MAN
2
PAR
18
SOU
4
X SYD
22
PEN
20
PAR
4
BRI
2
CBY
16
X NZL
14
PEN
42
SGI
18
WTI
18
GCT
22
CRO
28
NEW
14
NQL
8
BRI
7
SYD
2
X NQL
20
Newcastle Knights NZL
10
NQL
2
GCT
2
PEN
12
SGI
13
CRO
16
PAR
6
NQL
2
MAN
20
WTI
10
BRI
13
NZL
4
CAN
22
X CRO
2
BRI
22
X CAN
14
GCT
28
SOU
46
SGI
22
SYD
16
WTI
6
MEL
14
CBY
2
PEN
18
New Zealand Warriors NEW
10
CAN
12
PAR
13
BRI
8
MEL
16
WTI
10
NQL
4
GCT
4
CRO
4
PAR
4
X NEW
4
SOU
32
SYD
4
GCT
22
CAN
22
X MEL
14
SYD
24
MAN
20
CRO
4
SGI
36
PEN
14
NQL
34
WTI
34
CBY
4
North Queensland Cowboys SYD
24
NEW
2
BRI
22
MEL
1
PEN
20
SOU
18
NZL
4
NEW
2
CBY
7
BRI
11
WTI
8
MAN
4
PAR
6
X CAN
1
CRO
6
SGI
6
X MAN
18
PAR
42
CAN
8
CRO
12
SOU
13
NZL
34
MEL
8
GCT
30
BRI
4
CRO
39
MEL
20
BRI
1
Parramatta Eels MAN
30
CBY
20
NZL
13
SOU
13
WTI
16
GCT
22
NEW
6
BRI
12
MEL
18
NZL
4
SOU
2
PEN
6
NQL
6
MEL
4
X SGI
4
WTI
12
X CBY
24
NQL
42
GCT
10
PEN
6
SYD
10
MAN
4
CRO
7
CAN
4
Penrith Panthers CBY
6
GCT
40
SYD
8
NEW
12
NQL
20
MAN
10
GCT
26
CRO
8
BRI
3
MAN
1
X PAR
6
MEL
20
X CBY
12
WTI
23
SOU
14
SYD
20
MEL
42
CAN
10
SOU
4
PAR
6
NZL
14
SGI
7
CAN
16
NEW
18
South Sydney Rabbitohs BRI
30
SYD
8
WTI
14
PAR
13
CBY
1
NQL
18
CRO
8
CAN
8
SGI
6
MEL
4
PAR
2
GCT
6
NZL
32
WTI
28
X MAN
12
PEN
14
X SGI
16
NEW
46
PEN
4
MAN
20
NQL
13
CBY
14
BRI
35
SYD
30
CRO
16
St. George Illawarra Dragons MEL
8
WTI
18
CAN
2
MAN
8
NEW
13
CBY
25
BRI
2
SYD
2
SOU
6
CAN
14
X CRO
36
CBY
13
X SYD
5
PAR
4
NQL
6
CRO
20
SOU
16
MEL
18
NEW
22
NZL
36
BRI
26
PEN
7
GCT
2
WTI
2
CBY
1
Sydney Roosters NQL
24
SOU
8
PEN
8
CAN
28
CRO
8
BRI
4
MEL
1
SGI
2
WTI
32
CBY
14
X MEL
22
CRO
6
NZL
4
SGI
5
GCT
10
X PEN
20
NZL
24
WTI
25
CBY
10
NEW
16
PAR
10
BRI
2
MAN
36
SOU
30
MEL
2
CBY
26
BRI
19
Wests Tigers GCT
1
SGI
18
SOU
14
CBY
1
PAR
16
NZL
10
CAN
8
CBY
24
SYD
32
NEW
10
NQL
8
X GCT
7
SOU
28
MAN
10
PEN
23
PAR
12
X BRI
26
SYD
25
MEL
18
CAN
2
NEW
6
CRO
22
NZL
34
SGI
2
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 F1 F2 F3 GF

Bold – Opposition's Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

[10]

LadderEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1   Sydney Roosters 24 18 0 6 2 591 300 +291 40
2   Brisbane Broncos 24 17 0 7 2 574 379 +195 38
3   North Queensland Cowboys (P) 24 17 0 7 2 587 454 +133 38
4   Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 467 348 +119 32
5   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 14 0 10 2 522 480 +42 32
6   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 14 0 10 2 469 476 −7 32
7   South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 13 0 11 2 465 467 −2 30
8   St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 12 0 12 2 435 408 +27 28
9   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 11 0 13 2 458 492 −34 26
10   Canberra Raiders 24 10 0 14 2 577 569 +8 24
11   Penrith Panthers 24 9 0 15 2 399 477 −78 22
12   Parramatta Eels 24 9 0 15 2 448 573 −125 22
13   New Zealand Warriors 24 9 0 15 2 445 588 −143 22
14   Gold Coast Titans 24 9 0 15 2 439 636 −197 22
15   Wests Tigers 24 8 0 16 2 487 562 −75 20
16   Newcastle Knights 24 8 0 16 2 458 612 −154 20

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   Sydney Roosters 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
2   Brisbane Broncos 0 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 34 34 36 36 38 38
3   North Queensland Cowboys (P) 0 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 24 26 28 30 32 34 34 34 36 36 38
4   Melbourne Storm 2 2 4 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 16 18 18 18 18 20 20 22 24 24 26 28 28 30 32
5   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0 2 4 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 12 14 14 16 18 20 20 22 22 22 24 26 28 30 32
6   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 6 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 18 18 20 22 24 26 28 28 30 32 32
7   South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 4 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 16 16 18 20 20 22 24 26 28 28 30 30 30 30
8   St. George Illawarra Dragons 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 12 14 16 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 22 24 24 26 26 28
9   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 6 8 8 8 10 12 12 14 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 24 26
10   Canberra Raiders 2 2 2 2 4 4 6 8 10 10 10 10 12 14 14 14 16 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 22 24
11   Penrith Panthers 2 4 4 4 4 6 6 8 8 10 12 12 12 14 14 16 18 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 20 22
12   Parramatta Eels 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 10 12 14 16 18 18 18 18 20 20 22 22 22
13   New Zealand Warriors 0 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 10 12 14 14 14 16 18 20 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
14   Gold Coast Titans 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 14 14 16 16 16 16 18 18 18 20 22 22
15   Wests Tigers 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 16 18 18 18 20 20
16   Newcastle Knights 2 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 14 14 16 16 16 16 18 20 20 20

[11]

Finals seriesEdit

A new record was set for overall attendance in Week 1 of the Finals with a combined total of 131,794.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
QUALIFYING & ELIMINATION FINALS
  Sydney Roosters 18 – 20   Melbourne Storm 11 September 2015, 8:00pm Allianz Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
20,521
  Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 11 – 10   St. George Illawarra Dragons 12 September 2015, 5:55pm ANZ Stadium Jared Maxwell
Gavin Morris
33,854
  Brisbane Broncos 16 – 12   North Queensland Cowboys 12 September 2015, 8:00pm Suncorp Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
50,388
  Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 28 – 12   South Sydney Rabbitohs 13 September 2015, 4:10pm Allianz Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ashley Klein
27,031
SEMI FINALS
  Sydney Roosters 38 – 12   Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 18 September 2015, 7:55pm Allianz Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ben Cummins
35,711
  North Queensland Cowboys 39 – 0   Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 19 September 2015, 7:45pm 1300SMILES Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
21,683
PRELIMINARY FINALS
  Brisbane Broncos 31 – 12   Sydney Roosters 25 September 2015, 8:00pm Suncorp Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
51,826
  Melbourne Storm 12 – 32   North Queensland Cowboys 26 September 2015, 7:45pm AAMI Park Matt Cecchin
Ben Cummins
29,315

† Match decided in golden point extra time.

ChartEdit

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 11 Sept, Allianz Stadium  
1    Sydney 18  
4    Melbourne 20     SF1: 18 Sept, Allianz Stadium  
       Sydney 38    
EF1: 12 Sept, ANZ Stadium        Canterbury-Bankstown 12       PF1: 26 Sept, AAMI Park
5    Canterbury-Bankstown 11          Melbourne 12  
8    St. George Illawarra 10            North Queensland 32     GF: 4 Oct, ANZ Stadium
           Brisbane 16
  EF2: 13 Sept, Allianz Stadium       PF2: 25 Sept, Suncorp Stadium        North Queensland 17
6    Cronulla-Sutherland 28            Brisbane 31  
7    South Sydney 12     SF2: 19 Sept, 1300SMILES Stadium          Sydney 12  
       North Queensland 39    
QF2: 12 Sept, Suncorp Stadium        Cronulla-Sutherland 0    
2    Brisbane 16  
3    North Queensland 12  


Grand finalEdit

Sunday, 4 October
7:30pm AEDT
Brisbane Broncos   16 – 17
Golden Point
  North Queensland Cowboys
Tries:
Corey Oates (7') 1
Jack Reed (34') 1
Goals:
Corey Parker 2/2
(6' pen, 9')
Jordan Kahu 2/2
(35', 43' pen)
1st: 14 - 12
2nd: 2 - 5
Tries:
Justin O'Neill (10') 1
James Tamou (25') 1
Kyle Feldt (80') 1
Goals:
Johnathan Thurston 2/3
(12', 26')
Field Goals:
Johnathan Thurston (83') 1
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 82,758
Clive Churchill Medalist: Johnathan Thurston
Referee: Gerard Sutton, Ben Cummins

Regular season player statisticsEdit

The following statistics are of the conclusion of Round 26.

2015 TransfersEdit

[12]

PlayersEdit

Show player transfers list
Player 2014 Club 2015 Club
Ben Barba   Brisbane Broncos   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jake Granville   Brisbane Broncos   North Queensland Cowboys
David Hala   Brisbane Broncos   Gold Coast Titans
Ben Hannant   Brisbane Broncos   North Queensland Cowboys
Josh Hoffman   Brisbane Broncos   Gold Coast Titans
Martin Kennedy   Brisbane Broncos   Sydney Roosters
Matthew Allwood   Canberra Raiders   New Zealand Warriors
Terry Campese   Canberra Raiders   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs   Canberra Raiders   Melbourne Storm
Matt McIlwrick   Canberra Raiders   Sydney Roosters
Anthony Milford   Canberra Raiders   Brisbane Broncos
Reece Robinson   Canberra Raiders   Parramatta Eels
Sami Sauiluma   Canberra Raiders   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Lagi Setu   Canberra Raiders   Sydney Roosters
Brett White   Canberra Raiders Retirement
Mitch Brown   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Lachlan Burr   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Gold Coast Titans
Michael Ennis   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Dale Finucane   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Melbourne Storm
Krisnan Inu   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Stade Français (French rugby)
Reni Maitua   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Featherstone Rovers
Todd Carney   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Isaac De Gois   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Parramatta Eels
Bryce Gibbs   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Michael Lichaa   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
John Morris   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Beau Ryan   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Tupou Sopoaga   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Penrith Panthers
Siosaia Vave   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Jonathan Wright   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   New Zealand Warriors
Luke Bailey   Gold Coast Titans Retirement
Maurice Blair   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Ashley Harrison   Gold Coast Titans Retirement
Sam Irwin   Gold Coast Titans   Featherstone Rovers
Albert Kelly   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Steven Michaels   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Hull F.C.
Mark Minichiello   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Hull F.C.
Cody Nelson   Gold Coast Titans   Parramatta Eels
Brad Takairangi   Gold Coast Titans   Parramatta Eels
Daniel Harrison   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   London Broncos (English rugby)
Jason King   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Retirement
Glenn Stewart   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Anthony Watmough   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Parramatta Eels
Mitch Garbutt   Melbourne Storm   Brisbane Broncos
Ryan Hoffman   Melbourne Storm   New Zealand Warriors
Rhys Kennedy   Melbourne Storm   Canberra Raiders
Junior Moors   Melbourne Storm   Super League: Castleford Tigers
Bryan Norrie   Melbourne Storm Retirement
Justin O'Neill   Melbourne Storm   North Queensland Cowboys
Ben Roberts   Melbourne Storm   Super League: Castleford Tigers
George Rose   Melbourne Storm   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Cody Walker   Melbourne Storm   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sisa Waqa   Melbourne Storm   Canberra Raiders
Darius Boyd   Newcastle Knights   Brisbane Broncos
Adam Cuthbertson   Newcastle Knights   Super League: Leeds Rhinos
Michael Dobson   Newcastle Knights   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Matt Hilder   Newcastle Knights Retirement
Josh Mantellato   Newcastle Knights   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Willie Mason   Newcastle Knights   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Alex McKinnon   Newcastle Knights Retirement
Timana Tahu   Newcastle Knights Retirement
Travis Waddell   Newcastle Knights   Brisbane Broncos
Jayson Bukuya   New Zealand Warriors   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Kevin Locke   New Zealand Warriors   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Feleti Mateo   New Zealand Warriors   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Dane Nielsen   New Zealand Warriors   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Abraham Papalii   New Zealand Warriors   Sydney Roosters
Jerome Ropati   New Zealand Warriors Retirement
Carlos Tuimavave   New Zealand Warriors   Newcastle Knights
Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard   New Zealand Warriors   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Curtis Rona   North Queensland Cowboys   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Ashton Sims   North Queensland Cowboys   Super League: Warrington Wolves
Tariq Sims   North Queensland Cowboys   Newcastle Knights
Brent Tate   North Queensland Cowboys Retirement
Mitchell Allgood   Parramatta Eels   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Liam Foran   Parramatta Eels   London Broncos (English rugby)
Jarryd Hayne   Parramatta Eels San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
Fuifui Moimoi   Parramatta Eels   Leigh Centurions
Lee Mossop   Parramatta Eels   Super League: Wigan Warriors
Ken Sio   Parramatta Eels   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Ben Smith   Parramatta Eels Retirement
Kelepi Tanginoa   Parramatta Eels   North Queensland Cowboys
Willie Tonga   Parramatta Eels   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Tim Grant   Penrith Panthers   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Kevin Kingston   Penrith Panthers Retirement
Kierran Moseley   Penrith Panthers   Gold Coast Titans
Eto Nabuli   Penrith Panthers   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Kevin Naiqama   Penrith Panthers   Wests Tigers
Wes Naiqama   Penrith Panthers   London Broncos (English rugby)
Matt Robinson   Penrith Panthers   Gold Coast Titans
Ryan Simpkins   Penrith Panthers   Gold Coast Titans
Luke Burgess   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sam Burgess   South Sydney Rabbitohs Bath Rugby (English rugby)
Beau Champion   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Parramatta Eels
Apisai Koroisau   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Penrith Panthers
Nathan Merritt   South Sydney Rabbitohs Retirement
Ben Te'o   South Sydney Rabbitohs Leinster Rugby (Irish rugby)
Lote Tuqiri   South Sydney Rabbitohs Retirement
Gerard Beale   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jack Bird   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Brett Morris   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Kyle Stanley   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jack Stockwell   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Newcastle Knights
Michael Witt   St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Remi Casty   Sydney Roosters   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Anthony Minichiello   Sydney Roosters Retirement
Tautau Moga   Sydney Roosters   North Queensland Cowboys
Frank-Paul Nu'uausala   Sydney Roosters   Canberra Raiders
Sonny Bill Williams   Sydney Roosters Counties Manukau (New Zealand rugby)
Braith Anasta   Wests Tigers Retirement
Blake Austin   Wests Tigers   Canberra Raiders
Adam Blair   Wests Tigers   Brisbane Broncos
Jarred Farlow   Wests Tigers Lézignan Sangliers (French rugby)
Liam Fulton   Wests Tigers Retirement
James Gavet   Wests Tigers   Brisbane Broncos
Jy Hitchcox   Wests Tigers   Featherstone Rovers
Cory Paterson   Wests Tigers   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Bodene Thompson   Wests Tigers   New Zealand Warriors
Blake Leary   Northern Pride   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Shaun Nona   Northern Pride   Melbourne Storm
Daryl Millard   Super League: Catalans Dragons   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sam Williams   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Canberra Raiders
Antonio Kaufusi   Super League: Huddersfield Giants   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Ben Crooks   Super League: Hull F.C.   Parramatta Eels
Greg Eden   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers   Brisbane Broncos
Josh Hodgson   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers   Canberra Raiders
Kris Keating   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Josh Drinkwater   London Broncos (English rugby)   Wests Tigers
Shannan McPherson   Super League: Salford Red Devils   Parramatta Eels
Willie Manu   Super League: St. Helens   Sydney Roosters
Iosia Soliola   Super League: St. Helens   Canberra Raiders
Blake Green   Super League: Wigan Warriors   Melbourne Storm
Eddy Pettybourne   Super League: Wigan Warriors   Gold Coast Titans

CoachesEdit

Coach 2014 Club 2015 Club Notes
Wayne Bennett   Newcastle Knights   Brisbane Broncos
Rick Stone   Fiji   Newcastle Knights Sacked on 27 July 2015
Danny Buderus   Newcastle Knights Replacement for Rick Stone after sacking

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b NRL Nines to kick off 2015 season in January, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 2014
  2. ^ Kennedy, Chris (4 October 2015). "Thurston kicks Cowboys to premiership". NRL.com.
  3. ^ Auckland welcomes NRL season launch nrl.com, 30 January 2015
  4. ^ NRL season to launch in New Zealand nrl.com, 5 December 2014
  5. ^ Season launch
  6. ^ Phil Gould (12 July 2014). "NRL's ludicrous and unfair second-tier salary cap holding back young players". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  7. ^ MacSmith, James (24 February 2015). "Dogs captaincy won't change me: Graham". NRL.com.
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