NRL Northern Territory

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NRL Northern Territory (abbreviated as NRLNT, formerly the Northern Territory Rugby League) is the organisation responsible for administering the game of rugby league in the Northern Territory. It controls the Darwin Rugby League, Darwin Junior Rugby League and Central Australian Rugby Football League.

NRL Northern Territory
NRL Northern Territory logo
Formerly namedNorthern Territory Rugby Football League Association
ResponsibilityNorthern Territory, Australia
HeadquartersTerritory Rugby League Stadium, Marrara, Northern Territory
Northern Territory
As of 2 December 2009

Northern Territory is an affiliated state of the overall Australian governing body the Australian Rugby League.


Logo used prior to 2013

The first rugby league competition in Darwin took place in 1941. This competition was among servicemen stationed in Darwin during World War 2. The competition was suspended following the Japanese air raids on 19 February 1942 and did not recommence until 1943.

The game was not played on an organised basis after servicemen left the city at the end of the war until the formation of the Northern Territory Rugby Football League Association in 1950. The newly formed association's first game was held on 14 January 1951. Rugby league in the Northern Territory is being played at Richardson Park.


Darwin Rugby LeagueEdit


Team Moniker Suburb Ground
  Darwin Brothers Brothers Darwin CBD Warren Park
  Northern Sharks Palmerston
  Palmerston Raiders Palmerston
  Nightcliff Dragons Nightcliff
  Litchfield Bears Litchfield
  South Darwin Rabbitohs Marrara

Central Australian Rugby Football LeagueEdit


Team Moniker Suburb Ground
  Alice Springs Brothers Alice Springs ANZAC Oval
  Central Memorial Bulls Alice Springs
  United Magpies Alice Springs
  Wests Dragons Gillen


The Katherine Rugby League is a rugby League competition in Katherine, Northern Territory. The Gove Rugby League is a competition located in Gove, Northern Territory.

Notable NTRL juniors who competed in the NRLEdit

Alice Springs

Darwin Brothers

Federal United


  • Steve Larder (1985–89 Illawarra Steelers

Nightcliff Dragons


Katherine Bushrangers

Palmerston Raiders

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Booth, Doug (15 May 2014). "Territorian Joel Romelo to play first match of NRL season". NT News. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ "local Hero gives back to Darwin". Gold Coast Titans. 2 July 2014. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  3. ^ Wake, Rebekka (3 September 2015). "Nightcliff Dragon to make debut with Penrith Panthers". NT News. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. ^ Booth, Doug (24 March 2015). "top ender Chambers eyes maroons berth in origin". NT News.
  5. ^ Kossatch, Nick (14 February 2015). "Katherine product shows class in red centre". NT News. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  6. ^ MacTaggart, Gregor (27 September 2013). "James McManus shattered to miss big charge". NT. News. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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