New South Wales Rugby League

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The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body of rugby league in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and is a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission.wikipedia
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Rugby league in New South Wales

The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body of rugby league in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and is a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
It began in Australia in 1907, when the New South Wales Rugby League was formed as a professional competition, following the rules of the Northern Rugby Football Union in England.

1908 NSWRFL season

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From 1908 to 1994, the NSWRL ran Sydney's, then New South Wales', and eventually Australia's top-level rugby league club competition from their headquarters (or "Bunker" as it was nicknamed during the Super League war) on Phillip Street, Sydney.
The 1908 NSWRFL season was the inaugural season of the New South Wales Rugby Football League's premiership, Australia's first rugby league football club competition, in which nine clubs (eight from Sydney and one from Newcastle) competed from April till August 1908.

Australian Rugby League Commission

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The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) is the governing body of rugby league in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory and is a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
It was founded, as the Australian Rugby League 'Board of Control', in 1924, jointly by the New South Wales Rugby League and the Queensland Rugby League.

Balmain Tigers

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Balmain Tigers
They were a founding member of the New South Wales Rugby League and one of the most successful in the history of the premiership, with eleven titles.

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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They compete in the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership, as well as the New South Wales Rugby League junior competitions.

1994 NSWRL season

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From 1908 to 1994, the NSWRL ran Sydney's, then New South Wales', and eventually Australia's top-level rugby league club competition from their headquarters (or "Bunker" as it was nicknamed during the Super League war) on Phillip Street, Sydney.
1994 was the last premiership season to be administered by the New South Wales Rugby League.

Super League war

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From 1908 to 1994, the NSWRL ran Sydney's, then New South Wales', and eventually Australia's top-level rugby league club competition from their headquarters (or "Bunker" as it was nicknamed during the Super League war) on Phillip Street, Sydney.
Prior to News Corporation's Super League proposal, the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and Australian Rugby League (ARL) had planned to rationalise the number of Sydney teams.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

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In 1967 the New South Wales Rugby Football League (NSWRFL) added two new clubs to the competition, Cronulla-Sutherland and Penrith, the first to join the competition since Parramatta and Manly were admitted 20 years earlier in 1947.

Illawarra Steelers

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The two new inclusions were from the Australian Capital Territory – the Canberra Raiders – as well as a team from the southern New South Wales region – the Illawarra Steelers.
The Illawarra Rugby League made several attempts to enter the NSWRL competition, the first major attempt was in the 1950s.

Newtown Jets

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Newtown Jets
Established in 1908, Newtown were one of the founding members of the New South Wales Rugby Football League.

Newcastle Knights

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Their return was the end of an 81-year wait in the wilderness and this time around the franchise was badged the Newcastle Knights.
The Newcastle Knights entered the NSWRL competition in 1988 with Allan McMahon as coach.

North Sydney Bears

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North Sydney Bears
The club was established in 1908, making it one of the original founding members of the New South Wales Rugby Football League, and one of Australia's first rugby league football clubs.

Parramatta Eels

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Parramatta sides are also fielded in lower grades and junior competitions run by the New South Wales Rugby League where they regularly win premierships in various grades.

Penrith Panthers

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The Panthers were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition in 1967.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

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South Sydney Rabbitohs
The club was formed in 1908 as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Rugby Football League, making them one of Australia's oldest rugby league teams.

Western Suburbs Magpies

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Western Suburbs Magpies
Formed in 1908, Wests, as they are commonly referred to, were one of the nine foundation clubs of the first New South Wales Rugby League competition in Australia.

St. George Dragons

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On Friday, 28 February 1908 at Rockdale Town Hall a meeting mainly instigated by St George rugby league pioneers, W. Munn and Joe McGraw, was attended by officials of the recently formed New South Wales Rugby Football League and rugby players from the local district.

Sydney Roosters

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Eastern Suburbs Roosters
The Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club (ESDRLFC) was formed on 24 January 1908 at a meeting at the Paddington Town Hall in Sydney after it was decided that the district should enter a team in the newly formed New South Wales Rugby Football League.

Henry Hoyle

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Key figures in the new movement were James Joseph Giltinan, legendary cricketer Victor Trumper, Alex Burdon, Peter Moir, Labor politician Henry Hoyle, George Brackenreg and Jack Feneley.
A life member of the New South Wales Rugby League, Hoyle is credited with helping to craft the rhetoric justifying its successful split from the New South Wales Rugby Football Union.

New South Wales Rugby League premiership

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The Sydney premiership was started on 20 April 1908.
Run by the New South Wales Rugby League (initially named the New South Wales Rugby Football League) from 1908 until 1994, the premiership was the state's elite rugby league competition.

J J Giltinan

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Key figures in the new movement were James Joseph Giltinan, legendary cricketer Victor Trumper, Alex Burdon, Peter Moir, Labor politician Henry Hoyle, George Brackenreg and Jack Feneley.
The New South Wales Rugby Football League, the body that would go on to conduct the major national rugby league premiership of Australia, was founded and Giltinan was elected its first secretary.

New South Wales rugby league team

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The organisation is responsible for administering the New South Wales rugby league team. The first rugby league game in New South Wales was played on 17 August 1907, in which New Zealand defeated New South Wales Rugby League team 12–8.
That inaugural "All Blues" side, the first football team assembled by the newly formed NSWRFL was:

New Zealand national rugby league team

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The first rugby league game in New South Wales was played on 17 August 1907, in which New Zealand defeated New South Wales Rugby League team 12–8.
During their return voyage from England, the All Golds made a stop-over in Australia where they discovered that professional rugby was being played with Northern Union rules, under the banner of the New South Wales Rugby Football League (NSWRFL).

Peter Moir

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Key figures in the new movement were James Joseph Giltinan, legendary cricketer Victor Trumper, Alex Burdon, Peter Moir, Labor politician Henry Hoyle, George Brackenreg and Jack Feneley.
In 1907 he played for New South Wales in the very first rugby match run by the newly created 'New South Wales Rugby Football League' which had just split away from the established New South Wales Rugby Football Union.

State of Origin series

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Under him State of Origin was introduced.
The Blues team is administered by the New South Wales Rugby League and the Maroons by the Queensland Rugby League.