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The 2012 NRL season kicks off on Thursday March 1 with a must see encounter as master coach Wayne Bennett leads Newcastle up against his former team the St George Illawarra Dragons. The 2012 NRL draw has been renovated with some interesting changes. It is specifically designed to ensure that…


The announcement of the NRL Draw is one of the most exciting times of year for all NRL fans and punters. Not only can you see when your favourite teams are playing throughout the season, and who they are matched up against, but those who enjoy betting on the NRL can begin to work out their strategies and selections, ready to jump on to the great early odds provided by the bookmakers!

Rugby League enthusiasts plan their whole season around the gripping matches that make up the NRL Telstra Premiership, and draw time is when those plans get put into motion. Where will you be when the almighty Maroons battle it out with the Blues in the State of Origin matches, and who is your early favourite for the City vs. Country match? All of these things come into play as soon as the NRL Draw is out.

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Betting markets on the NRL also get up and running around draw time, with bookmakers beginning to determine their futures or ante-post betting odds. Just after the NRL draw can be a prime time to take advantage of the generous odds offered early on for the season.

The annual NRL draw is usually announced at the end of the previous season, around mid October. However, the 2009 draw was made public early for the first time, before the 2008 season’s end. This move was made to add to the excitement of the 2008 grand final, as fans and punters whose team had not made the 2008 Premiership, could look forward in anticipation to the fresh opportunity the next season allowed! The NRL draw is announced by the NRL Chief Executive, currently David Gallop. The season’s draw is also listed on numerous NRL and other sports websites, as well as being printed in all the leading newspapers. So there are plenty of places you can get your hands on the draw and start planning your NRL betting action!

The NRL season draw is basically a calendar of all the matches and standard season rounds that make up the annual NRL Telstra Premiership, which is considered the elite Rugby League competition in the nation and the southern hemisphere. The draw provides NRL fans, enthusiasts and punters with all the relevant information in regards to what teams are drawn to play who, when and where, for the full 26 round schedule of the premiership, obviously excluding the finals draw. The NRL finals draw is announced at the end of the standard season once the Top 8 teams have been decided, and depends on the match results and outcomes of the regular season as the finals are a series of elimination knock-out matches.

The NRL Telstra Premiership draw provides details for rounds 1-26 including the two contending teams for each match (e.g. Broncos vs. Cowboys), who the Home and Away team is for each match, and the game venues, dates and times.

The other NRL matches and events the draw includes dates and details of are the:

Test Match (Australia vs. New Zealand)

City vs. Country match

Heritage Round

State of Origin matches

ANZAC Day match, and

Derby matches (two teams from the same state playing).

The NRL draw also reveals a range of other things relevant to NRL betting, including which teams face the most or least games against the previous season’s top eight sides, and when each team has their byes and how the position of byes in the season will affect the teams’ strategies and performances. Other games NRL followers and bettors will keep an eye out for in the draw, is the rematch of the last year’s grand final, when the top two teams from the previous season play against each other again.

NRL Draw – NRL Teams:

Brisbane Broncos, Canterbury Bulldogs, North Queensland Cowboys, St George Illawarra Dragons, Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters, Manly Sea Eagles, Cronulla Sharks, Melbourne Storm, Gold Coast Titans, New Zealand Warriors, and the Wests Tigers.

NRL Draw – State Of Origin Draw:

The latest State of Origin Odds are available at Luxbet for the NRL League game where it is state vs state and mate vs mate. This year QLD has two home games played at Suncorp Stadium and NSW has game 2 being played at ANZ Stadium.