2013 NRL season
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|2013 National Rugby League|
|Minor premiers||Sydney Roosters|
|Points scored||8210 (total)
40.846 (per match)
15,230 (per match)
|Top point scorer(s)||James Maloney (230)|
|Top try scorer(s)|| David Simmons (19)
David Williams (19)
James McManus (19)
The 2013 NRL season was the 107th season of professional rugby league club competition in Australia. The National Rugby League's main competition, named the 2013 Telstra Premiership after major sponsors Telstra Corporation, was contested by sixteen teams during the regular season, which lasted from March to September, and resulted in the top eight finishing teams, who went on to contest the finals. The finals culminated in the 2013 NRL Grand Final, in which the Sydney Roosters defeated the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
The NRL season started with the 2013 NRL All Stars match, which was played in February. The 2013 Holden Cup, the NRL's under-20 competition, also took place alongside the Premiership, with most matches held before the first grade competition. The 2013 season was marred by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks supplements controversy.
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks supplements controversy
The 2013 NRL season was marred by a major investigation involving the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks' supplements program, which was alleged to have taken place during the 2011 season. Following an almost year-long investigation by ASADA and the NRL, a series of penalties were applied on the club, including, among others, the 12-month suspension of Shane Flanagan as the club's head coach, as well as a $1,000,000 fine (with $400,000 suspended) and the deregistration of Trent Elkin as the club's trainer.
Despite the off-field controversy, the Sharks were still able to reach the NRL finals for the second consecutive year, losing to eventual grand finalists Manly in the second week.
The lineup of teams remained unchanged for the 7th consecutive year. A report conducted by Brand Finance valued the Penrith Panthers club at $46.2m, the highest of any Australian sporting brand, while the Brisbane Broncos had the highest brand equity.
2013 NRL season
|2||South Sydney Rabbitohs||24||18||0||6||2||588||384||204||40|
|4||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||24||15||1||8||2||588||366||222||35|
|6||Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs||24||13||0||11||2||529||463||66||30|
|8||North Queensland Cowboys||24||12||0||12||2||507||431||76||28|
|9||Gold Coast Titans||24||11||0||13||2||500||518||-18||26|
|11||New Zealand Warriors||24||11||0||13||2||495||554||-59||26|
|14||St. George Illawarra Dragons||24||7||0||17||2||379||530||-151||18|
|11||New Zealand Warriors||0||0||0||2||2||2||2||4||4||4||6||8||10||12||14||16||16||18||20||22||22||22||22||24||26||26|
|14||St George Illawarra||0||0||0||2||4||6||6||6||6||8||8||8||10||10||12||12||12||14||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||18|
For the second year the NRL uses the finals system previously implemented by the ARL competition from the 1990s (also used as the AFL finals system) to decide the grand finalists from the top eight finishing teams. Both the seventh-placed Newcastle Knights and minor premiers Sydney Roosters return the finals after last featuring respectively in 2011 and 2010, whilst the other six teams (Bulldogs, Storm, Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles, Cowboys & Sharks) were featured in the preceding finals series.
|Date and Time (Local)||Venue||Referees||Crowd|
|QUALIFYING & ELIMINATION FINALS|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||20 – 10||Melbourne Storm||13 September 2013, 7:45pm||ANZ Stadium||Shane Hayne
|Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||20 – 18||North Queensland Cowboys||14 September 2013, 4:00pm||Allianz Stadium||Matt Cecchin
|Sydney Roosters||4 – 0||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||14 September 2013, 7:00pm||Ben Cummins
|Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs||6 – 22||Newcastle Knights||15 September 2013, 4:00pm||ANZ Stadium||Ashley Klein
|Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||24 – 18||Cronulla Sutherland Sharks||20 September 2013, 7:45pm||Allianz Stadium||Shayne Hayne
|Melbourne Storm||16 – 18||Newcastle Knights||21 September 2013, 7:45pm||AAMI Park||Ben Cummins
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||20 – 30||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||27 September 2013, 7:45pm||ANZ Stadium||Ben Cummins
|Sydney Roosters||40 – 14||Newcastle Knights||28 September 2013, 7:45pm||Allianz Stadium||Shayne Hayne
|Sydney Roosters||26 – 18||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||6 October 2013, 7:15pm||ANZ Stadium||Shane Hayne
|Qualifying / Elimination finals||Semi-finals||Preliminary finals||Grand final|
|QF1: 14 Sept, Allianz Stadium|
|4||Manly-Warringah||0||SF1: 20 Sept, Allianz Stadium|
|EF1: 14 Sept, Allianz Stadium||Cronulla-Sutherland||18||PF1: 28 Sept, Allianz Stadium|
|8||North Queensland||18||Newcastle||14||GF: 6 Oct, ANZ Stadium|
|EF2: 15 Sept, ANZ Stadium||PF2: 27 Sept, ANZ Stadium||Manly-Warringah||18|
|7||Newcastle||22||SF2: 21 Sept, AAMI Park||Manly-Warringah||30|
|QF2: 13 Sept, ANZ Stadium||Newcastle||18|
Preliminary Final 1
Preliminary Final 2
|Date and Time (Local)||Venue||Referees||Crowd|
|Sydney Roosters||26 – 18||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||6 October 2013, 7:15pm||Olympic Stadium||Shane Hayne
Regular season player statistics
The following statistics are of the conclusion of round 26.
Top 5 point scorers
Top 5 try scorers
Top 5 goal scorers
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|Coach||2013 Club||2014 Club|
|Ricky Stuart||Parramatta Eels||Canberra Raiders|
|Paul Green||Sydney Roosters (Holden Cup coach)||North Queensland Cowboys (Head Coach)|
|Brad Arthur||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (Assistant Coach)||Parramatta Eels|
|Coach||2012 Club||2013 Club|
|Matthew Elliott||Sydney Roosters (assistant coach)||New Zealand Warriors|
|Mick Potter||Bradford Bulls||Wests Tigers|
|Trent Robinson||Catalans Dragons||Sydney Roosters|
|Ricky Stuart||New South Wales||Parramatta Eels|
|Stephen Kearney||Parramatta Eels||Brisbane Broncos (assistant coach)|
- Sharks fined $1m, Flanagan suspended, NRL.com official website, 17 December 2013
- Baker, Rosie (5 December 2013). "NRL versus AFL: Penrith Panthers 'most valuable Aussie sport brand'". adnews.com.au. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- James Maasdorp (6 October 2013). "NRL grand final 2013: Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles as it happened". ABC. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "Player Movements". Muted Industries.