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Betting on the AFL: AFL Betting

AFL betting is offered on a variety of markets, including the premiership, Brownlow Medal, Rising Star, and Coleman Medal.

No sport stirs the passions of Australians quite like the AFL. It is the country’s number one sport and provides a much-needed sense of community for all sports lovers.

From the outback of Northern Territory to the southern tip of Tasmania, it seems like footy (Australian Rules Football) is only getting more popular. AFL betting has seen a big rise in punters, especially online. You no longer need to take a break from work to visit your local TAB or pub.

The days of queuing up to wager on your favourite football team are long gone. If you like sports, you may now bet on your favourite teams using online bookies such as Bluebet, Ladbrokes, BetDeluxe, Neds, and Palmerbet.

AFL betting is changing all the time. In the past, you only bet on the AFL team you thought would win in head-to-head markets or perhaps on each game’s winning margin. Now there are a variety of different AFL bets to choose from, including games, the AFL premiership, Brownlow Medal, Coleman Medal, Rising Star Awards, and even oddities like as individual achievements. You can now combine several wagers into a Single Game Multi (a method of betting that is becoming increasingly popular).

If you’re looking for something a little different than a head-to-head AFL wager, how about betting on which player will score the first goal? Or perhaps which player will have the most disposals for the game? There are many more examples. Each weekend, bookmakers provide extra incentives to take advantage of.

How to Bet on the AFL

There are many ways to bet on AFL matches, but we’ll guide you through some of the most popular ones. See below for a summary or read our more comprehensive guide on how to bet on AFL.


Head-to-Head betting is the simplest way to gamble on most sports matches. Simply select who you think will win, and if they do, so do you.


Line betting is when the bookmaker tries to level the playing field between two teams by setting a specific margin. For example, if the bookmaker believes Team A is 7 points better than team B, they will handicap Team A by 7 points. This means that in order for bettors on Team A to win their bets,Team A must beat team B by more than 7 points.


The margin is the bookmaker’s offer for when you predict the end result score of a game. The punter must choose not just the winning team, but also the correct margin. If you think Team A will defeat Team B and want to wager on the margin, you must anticipate how many points there will be between the two teams at full-time. So, if you feel like Team A will win by a margin of 1 to 39 points, Team A must then win by that margin. If Team B wins by that margin it does not count.


With this option, you can choose which player from either team do you think will score the first goal of the game. You can also bet on anytime goalscorer which is usually a safer option.


Betting on the total is a popular choice. The Over and Under are two sides of the Total. The number of combined points between the two teams is referred to as the ‘Total’. For example, if the Demons and the Bulldogs are playing and you predict that the score will be UNDER -145, then the total score of the entire game must be less than 145. Alternatively you can choose the OVER which means that they will have to score higher than a specified total.

When is the 2022 AFL Grand Final?

The 2022 AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday 24th September 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne. The Melbourne Cricket Ground has a total capacity of 100,024 and is the largest venue to host AFL football matches in Australia.

AFL Premiers by Year

Due to the VFL changing its focus to a national focus instead of just targeting the Victorian state, the VFL rebranded to the AFL In 1990.

AFL SeasonAFL PremiersFinal ScoreAFL Runners upStadiumAttendance
2021Melbourne Demons140-66Western BulldogsOptus Stadium61,118
2020Richmond Tigers81-50Geelong CatsThe Gabba29,707
2019Richmond Tigers114-25GWS GiantsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,014
2018West Coast Eagles79-74Collingwood MagpiesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,022
2017Richmond Tigers108-60Adelaide CrowsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,021
2016Western Bulldogs89-67Sydney SwansMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)99,981
2015Hawthorn Hawks107-61West Coast EaglesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)98,633
2014Hawthorn Hawks137-74Sydney SwansMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)99,454
2013Hawthorn Hawks77-62Fremantle DockersMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,007
2012Sydney Swans91-81Hawthorn HawksMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)99,683
2011Geelong Cats119-81Collingwood MagpiesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)99,537
2010Collingwood Magpies108-52St Kilda SaintsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)93,853
2010Draw (Collingwood V St Kilda)68-68Draw (Collingwood V St Kilda)Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,016
2009Geelong Cats80-68St Kilda SaintsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)99,251
2008Hawthorn Hawks115-89Geelong CatsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,012
2007Geelong Cats163-44Port Adelaide PowerMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)97,302
2006West Coast Eagles85-84Sydney SwansMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)97,431
2005Sydney Swans58-54West Coast EaglesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)91,898
2004Port Adelaide Power113-73Brisbane LionsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)77,671
2003Brisbane Lions134-84Collingwood MagpiesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)79,451
2002Brisbane Lions75-66Collingwood MagpiesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)91,817
2001Brisbane Lions108-82Essendon BombersMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)91,482
2000Essendon Bombers135-75Melbourne DemonsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)96,249
1999North Melbourne Kangaroos124-89Carlton BluesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)94,228
1998Adelaide Crows105-70North Melbourne KangaroosMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)94,431
1997Adelaide Crows125-94St Kilda SaintsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)99,645
1996North Melbourne Kangaroos131-88Sydney SwansMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)93,102
1995Carlton Blues141-80Geelong CatsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)93,670
1994West Coast Eagles143-63Geelong CatsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)93,860
1993Essendon Bombers133-89garoosCarlton BluesMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)96,862
1992West Coast Eagles113-85Geelong CatsMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)95,007
1991Hawthorn Hawks139-86West Coast EaglesWaverly Park75,230
1990Collingwood Magpies89-41Essendon BombersMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)98,944

AFL Teams and Information

AFL ClubCityStateHome VenueStadium Capacity
Adelaide CrowsAdelaideSouth AustraliaAdelaide Oval53,500
Brisbane LionsBrisbaneQueenslandThe Gabba42,000
Carlton BluesMelbourneVictoriaMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)/ Marvel Stadium100,024/ 53,359
Collingwood MagpiesMelbourneVictoriaMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,024
Essendon BombersEssendonVictoriaMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)/ Marvel Stadium100,024/ 53,359
Fremantle DockersFremantleWestern AustraliaOptus Stadium60,000
Geelong CatsGeelongVictoriaGMHBA Stadium40,000
Gold Coast SunsGold CoastQueenslandMetricon Stadium25,000
Greater Western Sydney GiantsGreater Western SydneyNew South WalesSydney Showgrounds/Manuka Oval24,000/13,550
Hawthorn HawksMelbourneVictoriaMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)/ York Park100,024/21,000
Melbourne DemonsMelbourneVictoriaMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,024
North Melbourne KangaroosMelbourneVictoriaMarvel Stadium/ Blundstone Arena53,359/20,000
Port Adelaide PowerPort AdelaideSouth AustraliaAdelaide Oval53,500
Richmond TigersMelbourneVictoriaMelbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)100,024
St Kilda SaintsMelbourneVictoriaMarvel Stadium53,359
Sydney SwansSydneyNew South WalesSydney Cricket Ground (SCG)48,000
West Coast EaglesPerthWestern AustraliaOptus Stadium60,000
Western BulldogsFootscrayVictoriaMarvel Stadium/ Mars Stadium53,359/11,000

2022 Season Predictions & Round 1 AFL Tips:

Football is back & what a sight it will be to see the MCG pumping again when the premiers Melbourne take on the Bulldogs in a grand final replay on Wednesday night. Yes, Wednesday Night. What a game it should be as both sides should be in for a big year again but who else is in for a big year & who is going to struggle?

AFL Ladder Prediction 2022

  1. Port Power
  2. Melbourne
  3. Brisbane 
  4. Essendon                        
  5. Geelong
  6. Western Bulldogs 
  7. Richmond 
  8. Sydney
  9. Carlton
  10. Fremantle 
  11. St Kilda
  12. GWS
  13. West Coast
  14. Collingwood
  15. Hawthorn
  16. Adelaide
  17. North Melbourne
  18. Gold Coast

Grand Finalists Port vs Brisbane  

This may surprise a few people but I think it might be an all interstate grand final this year. Both teams are very good at home and with the Powers younger players getting a little bit older they are near their peak. Strong in defence & with great tall forwards they will be hard to beat this year. Brisbane well, this is their last chance to make a grand final. Been so close for the last couple of years they need to get a return now on their investment

Bolters – Richmond 

Last year the Tigers were tired from playing finals the last few years and when a lot of injuries come your way it impacts your team a lot. Watch for the Tigers to bounce back and have one more crack at a flag with this team of stars.

Wooden Spoon: Gold Coast   

What can you say about the Suns? Their coach is under fire, they have good players but the better ones want to leave for other teams & now their best player is gone for the season with an ACL. With King gone how will they kick a winning score? I don’t think they can. it will be a long season for the Gold Coast.

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AFL Grand Final Preview:


After what feels like forever, we are finally made it to the biggest game of the year.

With everything that has happened in Melbourne this year (including an earthquake), We have the best 2 sides all year playing off in the big one over in Perth. After winning 17 games and finishing the season on top of the ladder, the Demons have been the best side all year. They take on the Bulldogs, who hit a little trouble at the end of the year, losing their last couple of games, but we have realized that they just had a big training block to get ready for the finals. Well, they are coming into this game cherry ripe after playing a couple of challenging games before the two-week break. Or will the Demons have the better fitness resting all the bumps and bruise you get during the season. They have only played 2 games in the last month & both times they have looked the class team of the competition. Let’s have a look at both sides & see if we can find a winner. 


All year the Demons have been the team to beat & that is due to how even the side is across the board. They finished 1st in Defense & we all know that Defense wins championships. But it isn’t because they have amazing defensive players. It is due to the team defence and the zone Simon Goodwin has implemented. They set up so well, covering space and the main targets inside the defensive 50. The way they move the ball out of the 50 is impressive as well, thanks to what is close to the best midfield core in the league this year. Oliver, Bradshaw, Salem & Petracca have all been damaging at different stages of the year & that can be thanks to the best big man in the league Max Gawn. Max has been winning tap outs all year, and if you give the Melbourne midfielders the first touch of the ball, they will do great things with it. The One weakness the Demons have is the forward line. For a side that has won 80% of games this year, they only average 85 points. They have a good range of goalkickers but no major forward that dominates games. Ben brown could be that guy, but they will have to get multiple goals out of Bailey Fritch & Pickett, who can make something happen out of nothing. The way the demons beat you is the pressure in the forward half of the ground. Once that ball is in the Forward 50, it is tough to get out unless they kick a goal. 

Western Bulldogs 

The Bulldogs were the second-best side all year, but with a bad last month, they dropped to 5th, forcing them to take the hard way to the grand finale. That’s the way the Bulldogs like it. They won the flag a few years ago from 7th & now they look to do the same thing again. The Bulldogs are all about hard work and pressure. If they are on song, this game could be a very contested low scoring game, even with the wide-open spaces of Optus stadium. The Bulldogs have had a better season up forward than the Demons. They average over 90 points a game, but they are without their leading goal scorer Josh Bruce thanks injury. They will be leaning on Aaron Naughton & the surprise packet Cory Weighman. They will get a lot of help from the half flankers who are close to the best in the league in The Bont & Bailey Smith, who is built for the big stage. If the Demons don’t shut these guys down, they will be lifting another Premiership trophy at the Whitten Oval. The Defense of the bulldogs is a lot like the Demons, but I feel they are lacking a key defender & have been known to get in trouble. They need to double team and group defend the key forwards of the Demons to win this game. 

Final Thought 

After looking at everything and the 2 games, they played against each other earlier this year. This grand final will be a cracker. An old school grand final where pressure tackling and ball disposal will be king. The side that can run out all 4 quarters & keep a level head will come out on top. The Demons, I feel, are that team. With Max Gawn giving them first hands on the ball, they will be in the key position to win this game. They have made a hobbit of winning the game by forward pressure. Oliver and Petracca will be tagged by the dogs, so watch for a player like Salem to get free and have a big day. Maybe even Brayshaw. Petracca could move up forward & kick a couple of goals. Watch him as a Norm Smith chance. The game will be tight. I don’t expect a blowout, and I’m looking at an 86 – 72 scoreline for this game. If that happens, the cheese boards will be thrown in the air & after a 50-year premiership drought, the Grand old flag will finally be atop the AFL again.

AFL Finals Week 3


Friday night starts off with the two sides that played in one of the season’s best games. In that game, Max gawn kicked the winning goal with only seconds to go. The Cats gave up a big lead that night in the last quarter & I expect this game to be tight. The Cats are a side that looks tired. They are one of the oldest sides in the league, and in the last few games, they have struggled to run out the last quarter, letting teams back in and losing games they should have won. The Demons play a hard contested style of footy that doesn’t allow them to kick away or beat teams by a lot. Actually, with the Dees, defensive skills have only allowed a couple of games where the teams have scored over 160 points. In a match with Hawkins and Cameron up forward for the Cats & a wide range of goal kickers for the Demons, I see them enjoying the wide spaces of Optus stadium & book their ticket to the grand final in a fortnight. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.15                


Saturday night, a packed house at the Adelaide oval & not a bulldogs fan on the site. This is what the bulldogs have to overcome to get a spot in the grand finals. The Adelaide oval singing ‘You’ll never tear us apart’ could make this game over before it started. What a sight it will be. Both sides play a fast running style of football. This is why they are 1-1 this year in the 2 games they have played. The Power have a habit of losing games against the top 4 sides this year, and they could very easily put in a bad game if the Bulldogs can stop the ball from staying in the forward 50. The Dogs have a couple of big out themself since they last played with Bruce and Weightman out of the side. Their forward line is a little down on variety. They still have some of the best rebound players in the game, and they will need to be at their best to stop Dixon and the Power. With that being said, 50,000 people against 22, you have to go with the home side in this game, especially with the week of the Power should win and take on the Dees in a great grand final. 

Suggested Bets: POWER 1-39 $2.20 

AFL Finals Week 2


Friday night starts off with a game that has lost a lot of spice from it. Without Toby Greene the GWS side is half the size you would normally get. If he was in this game, I would be tempted to pick the GWS over the cats. Geelong is a side that is very tired, and it has really shown the last 3 weeks they have played. They still have a lot of talent on the field in Cameron, Hawkins, Selwood and co. They are starting to get exposed late in games with a lack of run & with that comes rushed disposals, poor kicking and a lack of tackling. If GWS wins this game, they have to tackle their hearts out,m spread the Cats on the Big oval in Perth & find Forwards like Hogan on the lead with good kicks into the 50. I think they can do that for a period of time, but it will be too much for the GWS, who will lose by 3-4 goals 

Suggested Bets: GEELONG 1-39 2.25                


This game has all the makings of being the game of the finals. The Brisbane Lions are a fast-moving high scoring team that got stopped by the Demons last week. The Bulldogs come back to form last week against the Bombers. Maybe they have just come out of a heavy training block, and they are starting to hit the finals at full speed. Both sides are similar in ways. They both need to win the ball out of the middle and take many marks inside the forward 50. The side that can run and carry the ball the most Saturday night will win this game. The only way the bulldogs will win this is if they outwork the Lions in defence. If you give the Lions time to move the ball and kick it in deep to their forward line, they will get outdone. This is what I think will happen, and the Lions will win a tough affair. 

Suggested Bets: Lions 1-39 $2.30 

AFL Finals Week 1


Friday night starts off with a great game that we saw earlier in the year. Geelong & Port earlier this year, the Cats went over to SA and knocked off the Power. 91-112. That is a very high scoring game compared to today’s football normally. I don’t think this game will be that high scoring. I feel that the cats are starting to get tired after a long season. The Cats needed the week off. The Powers problems are that they struggle against the top 8 sides. They have a 4-4 record & surprisingly, the cats have a 4-5 record. It will be a tight game no matter what happens. Whoever can win the contested ball will win this game & I think it’s hard for Geelong to win a second time in SA power.

Suggested Bets: PORT POWER 1-39 $2.25                


Elimination final & Sydney derby, what more could you want? This is a game we don’t know what will happen as it’s being played in Tasmania. Let’s look at the form in tassie. Well, Buddy Franklin loves it down there, Thirteen Thirteen. If the big bud can have a great game, it’s all over. Gws have a couple of players that can go with him & they are playing great football at the moment. I really like the GWS in the last couple of months. They deserve this shot in the finals. The Forward line with Hogan & Green is very classy and finishes well. They Need to kick straight. They can have Toby kick 3-3. He needs to kick 4-2 or 3-1. With big Mumford back, I think they can win the ball out of the centre and im happy to take a punt on the Giants in this one.  

Suggested Bets: GWS 1-39 2.60 


Could this be the Dees year? after a comeback that they will talk about for years to come, the Demons finished on top of the ladder and take on the fast-finishing Lions. Melbourne have been a side that hasn’t won by a lot of points all year. They play a rock-solid defence, and most of the time, Melbourne games have under 160 points scored in them. This week, the Lions have a couple of big inclusions with Harris Andrews & Mitch Robinson back for this game. The contested ball will win this game & if the lions can kick straight, this game is over. I have to stick with the old advice of defence with Flags. If Melbourne can’t stop the Lions, they can’t beat them in a shot out. 

Suggested Bets: MELBOURNE 1-39 $2.20


Playing for a spot in week 2 of the finals, we have what should be the best game of the weekend between the disappointing Bulldogs and the impressive Bombers. The Dogs are another team that looks tired. They have lost their last few games & gone from the top 2 chances to fighting for survival. The Bombers are a different team. They have won their previous 3 games, which included a win against the Bulldogs. If the Bombers can keep control of the ball and move it forward to stringer and co. This could be their day. In this one, it all comes down to pressure the side that tackles the best and stops the opposition from having easy disposals will win this game. 

 Suggested Bets: BOMBERS 1-39 $2.80

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NRL Betting Tips

NRL Betting Tips

Our NRL tips for each match of the season are designed to be used as a guide. The National Rugby League is Australia’s main rugby competition, and we provide previews and NRL betting recommendations for every game, as well as recommended bets for special events like the State of Origin.

NRL Expert Tips

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Betting on NRL Rugby League

NRL footy, or rugby league, is one of the most well-renown sports in Australia. You can bet on a number of different outcomes for the sport, including the Premiership, State of Origin fixtures between New South Wales and Queensland teams, Rugby League World Cup games, and even Dally M Medal–an annual NRL event to award best player.

You’re probably already aware that, with the rise of technology and the internet, many tasks which used to require physical travel can now be done from the comfort of your own home. Banking and investing are just a couple examples of this; online sports betting is another.

With online betting, you no longer need to take a break from work or stand in line to place a bet on your favorite team. If you’re passionate about sports, you can now use sites like Bluebet, Ladbrokes, or NedsWe adore the game like other fans, but being dedicated form analysts is our workday. We research for hours every day to bring you the best bets, next value bets and same game multiples for NRL games throughout the season. For over ten years we have had proven winning records, so check out our tips above! to make all of your bets. Kruzey’s expert NRL tipsters provide game-by-game predictions throughout the season so that you always have an edge.

NRL Latest Odds

You can find the latest odds for the 2022 NRL Premiership at the top of this page or you can simply click here.

NRL Tips

We adore the game like other fans, but being dedicated form analysts is our workday. We research for hours every day to bring you the best bets, next value bets and same game multiples for NRL games throughout the season. For over ten years we have had proven winning records, so check out our tips above!

NRL Bet Types

NRL betting is becoming more complex as time goes on. In the past, bettors would simply select the team they thought was going to win and place their bets accordingly. Now, there are a plethora of different bets that can be placed on NRL teams, players, margins, individual awards and much more. You can bet on individual games as well as the NRL premiership itself. Some even go so far as to bet on Dally M Medal winners and other novelty markets.

With NRL betting, you’re not limited to the typical bet. You could instead try betting on who will score the first try or even how long it will take for the first points to be scored. And if that’s not enough action for you, bookmakers offer numerous Money Back Specials every weekend too.

Best of all, because you’re placing bets online, all odds are completely up to date. That means you can gamble both before and during the game, knowing that you’ll be receiving the best live odds available for all your NRL wagers.

Rugby league offers a wide range of betting options, let’s explore some of the most popular ones.


Head to Head betting is the most straightforward approach to bet on most sports events. Simply pick who you believe will win the game, and if you’re correct, you’ll be rewarded.


When a bookmaker wants to make a game appear more balanced between two uneven teams, they handicap one team by giving the other team points. For example, if the bookie believes Team A is 6 points better than Team B, they will give Team B 6 extra points. This makes it so that in order for bets on Team A to win, team A must now win by 7 or more points.


You may select which player on either side you think will score the initial try of the game. In most games, you can also bet on the final try scorer.


You can bet on who you think will be leading the game at half-time and at full-time, whether it’s a goal or not. There are many variables that may happen in any game, especially as a draw is an option.


A margin is a line that separates the bookmaker’s vision of the possible end results from the actual outcomes. As a result, the punter must pick the correct outcome as well as the appropriate margin. If you think Team A will beat Team B and want to wager on the margin, for example, you’ll need to choose how many points there will be between the two teams at full-time. So if you believe the Roosters will win in a margin of 1-12 points, go with that option. Alternatively, perhaps you feel the Panthers will triumph by 13+ points in a game.

When is the 2022 NRL Grand Final?

The 2022 NRL Grand Final will be played on October the 2nd at Olympic Stadium in Sydney.

NRL Teams

TeamCityStateHome VenueCapacity
Brisbane BroncosBrisbaneQueenslandSuncorp Stadium52,500
Canberra RaidersCanberraAustralian Capital TerritoryGIO Stadium25,011
Canterbury BulldogsSydneyNew South WalesStadium Australia/Commbank Stadium/Belmore Sports Ground83,500/30,000/19,000
Cronulla SharksSydneyNew South WalesNetstrada Jubilee Stadium20,500
Gold Coast TitansGold CoastQueenslandCbus Super Stadium27,400
Manly Sea EaglesSydneyNew South Wales4 Pines Park23,000
Melbourne StormMelbourneVictoriaAAMI Park30,050
New Zealand WarriorsAucklandNew ZealandMount Smart Stadium30,000
Newcastle KnightsNewcastleNew South WalesMcDonald Jones Stadium33,000
North Queensland CowboysTownsvilleQueenslandQueensland Country Bank Stadium25,000
Parramatta EelsSydneyNew South WalesBankwest Stadium30,000
Penrith PanthersSydneyNew South WalesBluebet Stadium22,500
South Sydney RabbitohsSydneyNew South WalesStadium Australia/ Sunshine Coast Stadium83,500/12,000
St George Illawarra DragonsSydney/WoolongongNew South WalesWIN Stadium/ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium23,000/20,500
Sydney RoostersSydneyNew South WalesSydney Cricket Ground/ Central Coast Stadium48,000/20,059
Wests TigersSydneyNew South WalesCommBank Stadium/ Leichhardt Oval/ Campbelltown Sports Stadium30,000/20,000/17,500

NRL Premiership Winners

Below you will find the results for all the NRL premiership winners and match information.

The NSWRL evolved into a national competition and became the National Rugby League (NRL) in 1998.

Note* Due to salary cap breaches in 2007 and 2009 Melbourne Storm were stripped of their premiership titles, Melbourne Storm was also stripped of their minor premiership titles in 2006, 2007, and 2008 due to salary cap breaches. During these periods there were no Premiership winners for those years.

SeasonPremiersScoreRunners upMinor Premiers
1998Brisbane Broncos32-18Canterbury BulldogsBrisbane Broncos
1999Melbourne Storm20-18St George Illawarra DragonsCronulla Sharks
2000Brisbane Broncos14-6Sydney RoostersBrisbane Broncos
2001Newcastle Knights30-24Parramatta EelsParramatta Eels
2002Sydney Roosters30-8New Zealand WarriorsNew Zealand Warriors
2003Penrith Panthers18-6Sydney RoostersPenrith Panthers
2004Canterbury Bulldogs16-13Sydney RoostersSydney Roosters
2005Wests Tigers30-16North Queensland CowboysParramatta Eels
2006Brisbane Broncos15-8Melbourne StormWithheld
2007Withheld34-8Manly Sea EaglesWithheld
2008Manly Sea Eagles40-0Melbourne StormWithheld
2009Withheld23-16Parramatta EelsSt George Illawarra Dragons
2010St George Illawarra Dragons32-8Sydney RoostersSt George Illawarra Dragons
2011Manly Sea Eagles24-10New Zealand WarriorsMelbourne Storm
2012Melbourne Storm14-4Canterbury BulldogsCanterbury Bulldogs
2013Sydney Roosters26-18Manly Sea EaglesSydney Roosters
2014South Sydney Rabbitohs30-6Canterbury BulldogsSydney Roosters
2015North Queensland Cowboys17-16Brisbane BroncosSydney Roosters
2016Cronulla Sharks14-12Melbourne StormMelbourne Storm
2017Melbourne Storm34-6North Queensland CowboysMelbourne Storm
2018Sydney Roosters21-6Melbourne StormSydney Roosters
2019Sydney Roosters14-8Canberra RaidersMelbourne Storm
2020Melbourne Storm26-20Penrith PanthersPenrith Panthers
2021Penrith Panthers14-12South Sydney RabbitohsMelbourne Storm

2022 Season Predictions 

With the season starting on Thursday night let’s have a look at the Buddha’s predictions for the 2022 season.

Where I think every side will finish on the ladder, who will be the big movers and shakers, who will win the wooden spoon & who will end the year as premiers.

2022  Ladder prediction 

  1. Melbourne Storm
  2. Manly Sea Eagles
  3. Sydney Roosters
  4. Penrith Panthers
  5. South Sydney
  6. Parramatta Eels
  7. Cronulla Sharks    
  8. Gold Coast Titans 
  9. Brisbane Broncos
  10. Canberra Raiders
  11. NZ Warriors
  12. North Queensland Cowboys
  13. Newcastle Knights
  14. St George Dragons 
  15. Canterbury Bulldogs  
  16. West Tigers

Grand Finalists  – Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters 

If the storm doesn’t make the Grand final this year they will struggle for the next couple of years as they lose a lot of star players to rival clubs. The Roosters had a lot of injuries last year and they have a star-studded team if they can keep fit most of the year.

Bolters: Cronulla Sharks  

The Sharks are a well-drilled side and with great pick up like Nico Hayes and Dale Funicune they can move up the ladder and play finals maybe even a home final if things go right during the year.

Wooden Spoon: West Tigers  

It looks like the West Tigers will have a very long season. I think their list is worst than last year when they finished 13th. They have injuries to start off the year and looked average in the pre-season games.

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