2015 NRL season

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2015 National Rugby League
2015 NRL Logo.png
Teams 16
Premiers North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys (1st title)
Minor premiers Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters (19th title)
Matches played 201
Points scored 8157
Attendance 3230867
Top points scorer(s) Eastern Suburbs colours.svg James Maloney (250)
Player of the year North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston (Dally M Medal)
Top try-scorer(s) Parramatta colours.svg Semi Radradra (24)

The 2015 NRL season was the 108th season of professional rugby league in Australia and the 18th season of the National Rugby League in Australia and New Zealand. The season started in New Zealand with the annual Auckland Nines, which was followed by the Rugby League All Stars Match, returning after a one-year hiatus, and the World Club Series.[1] North Queensland Cowboys won their first premiership in only the second Grand Final to be decided in extra time.[2]

Season launch & advertising[edit]

The season launched with a gala event at the Queens Wharf, Auckland on 29 January attended by a selection of the code's stars including Shaun Johnson and Greg Inglis. It was the first time the event had been held outside Australia.[3][4]

The NRL and their longstanding ad agency MJW Haukuhodo used, for the second year running, Robbie Williams' "Let Me Entertain You" as the commercial soundtrack. The launch commercial takes members and supporters on a journey from the outback plains of Western Queensland to an inner city boot camp in Sydney and features more than fifty NRL club members and fans in a range of scenarios that include a rendition of a Haka on a Sydney train and a focus on Greg Inglis' trademark Goanna post-try celebration.[5]

Teams[edit]

The lineup of teams remained unchanged for the 9th consecutive year. The NRL's salary cap for the clubs' top 25 players will be $A6.3M for 2015.[6]

Pre-season[edit]

The 2015 pre-season featured the second Auckland Nines tournament, held over a weekend at Auckland's Eden Park in which the South Sydney Rabbitohs defeated the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in the final. This tournament took place on the last weekend of January, and the All Stars match was played on Friday 13 February at Cbus Super Stadium in Robina.[1] The 2015 World Club Series took place in England with 2014 premiers the South Sydney Rabbitohs taking on Super League champions St. Helens in the showpiece match, which South Sydney won.

Regular season[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 F1 F2 F3 GF
Brisbane Broncos SOU
30
CRO
8
NQL
22
NZL
8
GCT
10
SYD
4
SGI
2
PAR
12
PEN
3
NQL
11
NEW
13
CAN
12
MAN
34
X MEL
2
NEW
22
X CBY
8
WTI
26
GCT
34
MAN
30
CBY
2
SGI
26
SYD
2
SOU
35
MEL
7
NQL
4
X SYD
19
NQL
1
Canberra Raiders CRO
4
NZL
12
SGI
2
SYD
28
MAN
13
MEL
4
WTI
8
SOU
8
GCT
40
SGI
14
CBY
7
BRI
12
NEW
22
X NQL
1
NZL
22
X NEW
14
CRO
1
PEN
10
NQL
8
WTI
2
MAN
2
GCT
16
PEN
16
PAR
4
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs PEN
6
PAR
20
MAN
4
WTI
1
SOU
1
SGI
25
MAN
12
WTI
24
NQL
7
SYD
14
CAN
7
X SGI
13
GCT
14
PEN
12
MEL
16
X BRI
8
PAR
24
CRO
2
SYD
10
BRI
2
GCT
22
SOU
14
NEW
2
NZL
4
SGI
1
SYD
26
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks CAN
4
BRI
8
MEL
18
GCT
2
SYD
8
NEW
16
SOU
8
PEN
8
NZL
4
GCT
1
X SGI
36
SYD
6
X NEW
2
NQL
6
MAN
12
SGI
20
CAN
1
CBY
2
NZL
4
NQL
12
MEL
28
WTI
22
PAR
7
MAN
2
SOU
16
NQL
39
Gold Coast Titans WTI
1
PEN
40
NEW
2
CRO
2
BRI
10
PAR
22
PEN
26
NZL
4
CAN
40
CRO
1
X SOU
6
WTI
7
CBY
14
NZL
22
SYD
10
X MAN
32
NEW
28
BRI
34
PAR
10
MEL
22
CBY
22
CAN
16
SGI
2
NQL
30
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles PAR
30
MEL
2
CBY
4
SGI
8
CAN
13
PEN
10
CBY
12
MEL
2
NEW
20
PEN
1
X NQL
4
BRI
34
X WTI
10
SOU
12
CRO
12
GCT
32
NQL
18
NZL
20
BRI
30
SOU
20
CAN
2
PAR
4
SYD
36
CRO
2
Melbourne Storm SGI
8
MAN
2
CRO
18
NQL
1
NZL
16
CAN
4
SYD
1
MAN
2
PAR
18
SOU
4
X SYD
22
PEN
20
PAR
4
BRI
2
CBY
16
X NZL
14
PEN
42
SGI
18
WTI
18
GCT
22
CRO
28
NEW
14
NQL
8
BRI
7
SYD
2
X NQL
20
Newcastle Knights NZL
10
NQL
2
GCT
2
PEN
12
SGI
13
CRO
16
PAR
6
NQL
2
MAN
20
WTI
10
BRI
13
NZL
4
CAN
22
X CRO
2
BRI
22
X CAN
14
GCT
28
SOU
46
SGI
22
SYD
16
WTI
6
MEL
14
CBY
2
PEN
18
New Zealand Warriors NEW
10
CAN
12
PAR
13
BRI
8
MEL
16
WTI
10
NQL
4
GCT
4
CRO
4
PAR
4
X NEW
4
SOU
32
SYD
4
GCT
22
CAN
22
X MEL
14
SYD
24
MAN
20
CRO
4
SGI
36
PEN
14
NQL
34
WTI
34
CBY
4
North Queensland Cowboys SYD
24
NEW
2
BRI
22
MEL
1
PEN
20
SOU
18
NZL
4
NEW
2
CBY
7
BRI
11
WTI
8
MAN
4
PAR
6
X CAN
1
CRO
6
SGI
6
X MAN
18
PAR
42
CAN
8
CRO
12
SOU
13
NZL
34
MEL
8
GCT
30
BRI
4
CRO
39
MEL
20
BRI
1
Parramatta Eels MAN
30
CBY
20
NZL
13
SOU
13
WTI
16
GCT
22
NEW
6
BRI
12
MEL
18
NZL
4
SOU
2
PEN
6
NQL
6
MEL
4
X SGI
4
WTI
12
X CBY
24
NQL
42
GCT
10
PEN
6
SYD
10
MAN
4
CRO
7
CAN
4
Penrith Panthers CBY
6
GCT
40
SYD
8
NEW
12
NQL
20
MAN
10
GCT
26
CRO
8
BRI
3
MAN
1
X PAR
6
MEL
20
X CBY
12
WTI
23
SOU
14
SYD
20
MEL
42
CAN
10
SOU
4
PAR
6
NZL
14
SGI
7
CAN
16
NEW
18
South Sydney Rabbitohs BRI
30
SYD
8
WTI
14
PAR
13
CBY
1
NQL
18
CRO
8
CAN
8
SGI
6
MEL
4
PAR
2
GCT
6
NZL
32
WTI
28
X MAN
12
PEN
14
X SGI
16
NEW
46
PEN
4
MAN
20
NQL
13
CBY
14
BRI
35
SYD
30
CRO
16
St. George Illawarra Dragons MEL
8
WTI
18
CAN
2
MAN
8
NEW
13
CBY
25
BRI
2
SYD
2
SOU
6
CAN
14
X CRO
36
CBY
13
X SYD
5
PAR
4
NQL
6
CRO
20
SOU
16
MEL
18
NEW
22
NZL
36
BRI
26
PEN
7
GCT
2
WTI
2
CBY
1
Sydney Roosters NQL
24
SOU
8
PEN
8
CAN
28
CRO
8
BRI
4
MEL
1
SGI
2
WTI
32
CBY
14
X MEL
22
CRO
6
NZL
4
SGI
5
GCT
10
X PEN
20
NZL
24
WTI
25
CBY
10
NEW
16
PAR
10
BRI
2
MAN
36
SOU
30
MEL
2
CBY
26
BRI
19
Wests Tigers GCT
1
SGI
18
SOU
14
CBY
1
PAR
16
NZL
10
CAN
8
CBY
24
SYD
32
NEW
10
NQL
8
X GCT
7
SOU
28
MAN
10
PEN
23
PAR
12
X BRI
26
SYD
25
MEL
18
CAN
2
NEW
6
CRO
22
NZL
34
SGI
2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 F1 F2 F3 GF

Bold – Opposition's Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin

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Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 18 0 6 2 591 300 +291 40
2 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 17 0 7 2 574 379 +195 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys (P) 24 17 0 7 2 587 454 +133 38
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 467 348 +119 32
5 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 14 0 10 2 522 480 +42 32
6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 14 0 10 2 469 476 −7 32
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 13 0 11 2 465 467 −2 30
8 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 12 0 12 2 435 408 +27 28
9 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 11 0 13 2 458 492 −34 26
10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 10 0 14 2 577 569 +8 24
11 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 0 15 2 399 477 −78 22
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 9 0 15 2 448 573 −125 22
13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 9 0 15 2 445 588 −143 22
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 9 0 15 2 439 636 −197 22
15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 8 0 16 2 487 562 −75 20
16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 8 0 16 2 458 612 −154 20

Ladder progression[edit]

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicate that the team had a bye during that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
2 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 0 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 34 34 36 36 38 38
3 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys (P) 0 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 24 26 28 30 32 34 34 34 36 36 38
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 2 2 4 4 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 16 18 18 18 18 20 20 22 24 24 26 28 28 30 32
5 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 0 2 4 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 12 14 14 16 18 20 20 22 22 22 24 26 28 30 32
6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 0 0 0 0 2 4 6 6 6 8 10 10 12 14 16 18 18 20 22 24 26 28 28 30 32 32
7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 4 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 16 16 18 20 20 22 24 26 28 28 30 30 30 30
8 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 12 14 16 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 22 24 24 26 26 28
9 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 6 8 8 8 10 12 12 14 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 24 26
10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 2 2 2 2 4 4 6 8 10 10 10 10 12 14 14 14 16 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 22 24
11 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 2 4 4 4 4 6 6 8 8 10 12 12 12 14 14 16 18 18 18 18 18 18 20 20 20 22
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 10 12 14 16 18 18 18 18 20 20 22 22 22
13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 0 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 10 12 14 14 14 16 18 20 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 22
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 8 8 8 10 10 12 14 14 14 16 16 16 16 18 18 18 20 22 22
15 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 16 18 18 18 20 20
16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 2 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 10 12 12 12 14 14 16 16 16 16 18 20 20 20

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Finals series[edit]

A new record was set for overall attendance in Week 1 of the Finals with a combined total of 131,794.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
QUALIFYING & ELIMINATION FINALS
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 18 – 20 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 11 September 2015, 8:00pm Allianz Stadium Ben Cummins
Alan Shortall
20,521
Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 11 – 10 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 12 September 2015, 5:55pm ANZ Stadium Jared Maxwell
Gavin Morris
33,854
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 16 – 12 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 12 September 2015, 8:00pm Suncorp Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
50,388
Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 28 – 12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 13 September 2015, 4:10pm Allianz Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ashley Klein
27,031
SEMI FINALS
Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 38 – 12 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 18 September 2015, 7:55pm Allianz Stadium Matt Cecchin
Ben Cummins
35,711
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 39 – 0 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sutherland Sharks 19 September 2015, 7:45pm 1300SMILES Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
21,683
PRELIMINARY FINALS
Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 31 – 12 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 25 September 2015, 8:00pm Suncorp Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
51,826
Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 12 – 32 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 26 September 2015, 7:45pm AAMI Park Matt Cecchin
Ben Cummins
29,315

† Match decided in golden point extra time.

Chart[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 11 Sept, Allianz Stadium  
1  Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 18  
4  Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 20     SF1: 18 Sept, Allianz Stadium  
     Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 38    
EF1: 12 Sept, ANZ Stadium      Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 12       PF1: 26 Sept, AAMI Park
5  Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 11        Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 12  
8  St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 10          North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 32     GF: 4 Oct, ANZ Stadium
         Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 16
  EF2: 13 Sept, Allianz Stadium       PF2: 25 Sept, Suncorp Stadium      North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 17
6  Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 28          Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 31  
7  South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 12     SF2: 19 Sept, 1300SMILES Stadium        Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 12  
     North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 39    
QF2: 12 Sept, Suncorp Stadium      Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 0    
2  Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 16  
3  North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 12  


Grand final[edit]

Sunday, 4 October
7:30pm AEDT
Brisbane Broncos Brisbane colours.svg 16 – 17
Golden Point
North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Tries:
Corey Oates (7') 1
Jack Reed (34') 1
Goals:
Corey Parker 2/2
(6' pen, 9')
Jordan Kahu 2/2
(35', 43' pen)
1st: 14 - 12
2nd: 2 - 5
Tries:
Justin O'Neill (10') 1
James Tamou (25') 1
Kyle Feldt (80') 1
Goals:
Johnathan Thurston 2/3
(12', 26')
Field Goals:
Johnathan Thurston (83') 1
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 82,758
Clive Churchill Medalist: Johnathan Thurston
Referee/s: Gerard Sutton, Ben Cummins

Regular season player statistics[edit]

The following statistics are of the conclusion of Round 26.

2015 Transfers[edit]

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Players[edit]

Show player transfers list
Player 2014 Club 2015 Club
Ben Barba Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jake Granville Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
David Hala Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Ben Hannant Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Josh Hoffman Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Martin Kennedy Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Matthew Allwood Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
Terry Campese Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Matt McIlwrick Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Anthony Milford Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Reece Robinson Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Sami Sauiluma Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Lagi Setu Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Brett White Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Retirement
Mitch Brown Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Lachlan Burr Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Michael Ennis Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Dale Finucane Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Krisnan Inu Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Stade Français (French rugby)
Reni Maitua Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Todd Carney Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Catalanscolours.svg Super League: Catalans Dragons
Isaac De Gois Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Bryce Gibbs Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Michael Lichaa Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
John Morris Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Beau Ryan Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Retirement
Tupou Sopoaga Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
Siosaia Vave Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Jonathan Wright Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
Luke Bailey Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Retirement
Maurice Blair Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Ashley Harrison Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Retirement
Sam Irwin Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Albert Kelly Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Steven Michaels Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Hullcolours.svg Super League: Hull F.C.
Mark Minichiello Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Hullcolours.svg Super League: Hull F.C.
Cody Nelson Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Brad Takairangi Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Daniel Harrison Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Broncoscolours.png London Broncos (English rugby)
Jason King Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Retirement
Glenn Stewart Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Anthony Watmough Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Mitch Garbutt Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Ryan Hoffman Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
Rhys Kennedy Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Junior Moors Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Castleford colours.svg Super League: Castleford Tigers
Bryan Norrie Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Retirement
Justin O'Neill Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Ben Roberts Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Castleford colours.svg Super League: Castleford Tigers
George Rose Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
Cody Walker Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sisa Waqa Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Darius Boyd Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Adam Cuthbertson Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Rhinoscolours.svg Super League: Leeds Rhinos
Michael Dobson Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Redscolours.svg Super League: Salford Red Devils
Matt Hilder Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Retirement
Josh Mantellato Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Willie Mason Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Alex McKinnon Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Retirement
Timana Tahu Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Retirement
Travis Waddell Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Jayson Bukuya New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Kevin Locke New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Redscolours.svg Super League: Salford Red Devils
Feleti Mateo New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Dane Nielsen New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
Abraham Papalii New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Jerome Ropati New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Retirement
Carlos Tuimavave New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
Curtis Rona North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Ashton Sims North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Wolvescolours.svg Super League: Warrington Wolves
Tariq Sims North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
Brent Tate North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Retirement
Mitchell Allgood Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Liam Foran Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Broncoscolours.png London Broncos (English rugby)
Jarryd Hayne Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
Fuifui Moimoi Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions
Lee Mossop Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Wigancolours.svg Super League: Wigan Warriors
Ken Sio Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Ben Smith Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Retirement
Kelepi Tanginoa Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Willie Tonga Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Catalanscolours.svg Super League: Catalans Dragons
Tim Grant Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Kevin Kingston Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Retirement
Kierran Moseley Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Eto Nabuli Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
Kevin Naiqama Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
Wes Naiqama Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Broncoscolours.png London Broncos (English rugby)
Matt Robinson Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Ryan Simpkins Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Luke Burgess South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sam Burgess South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Bath Rugby (English rugby)
Beau Champion South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Apisai Koroisau South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
Nathan Merritt South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Retirement
Ben Te'o South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Leinster Rugby (Irish rugby)
Lote Tuqiri South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Retirement
Gerard Beale St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jack Bird St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Brett Morris St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Kyle Stanley St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Jack Stockwell St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights
Michael Witt St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Remi Casty Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Catalanscolours.svg Super League: Catalans Dragons
Anthony Minichiello Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Retirement
Tautau Moga Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys
Frank-Paul Nu'uausala Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Sonny Bill Williams Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Counties Manukau (New Zealand rugby)
Braith Anasta Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Retirement
Blake Austin Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Adam Blair Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Jarred Farlow Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Lézignan Sangliers (French rugby)
Liam Fulton Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Retirement
James Gavet Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Jy Hitchcox Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Cory Paterson Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Redscolours.svg Super League: Salford Red Devils
Bodene Thompson Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors
Blake Leary Northern Pride colours.png Northern Pride Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Shaun Nona Northern Pride colours.png Northern Pride Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Daryl Millard Catalanscolours.svg Super League: Catalans Dragons South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sam Williams Catalanscolours.svg Super League: Catalans Dragons Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Antonio Kaufusi Giantscolours.svg Super League: Huddersfield Giants Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Ben Crooks Hullcolours.svg Super League: Hull F.C. Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Greg Eden HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Josh Hodgson HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Kris Keating HKRcolours.svg Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons
Josh Drinkwater Broncoscolours.png London Broncos (English rugby) Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers
Shannan McPherson Redscolours.svg Super League: Salford Red Devils Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels
Willie Manu Saintscolours.svg Super League: St. Helens Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters
Iosia Soliola Saintscolours.svg Super League: St. Helens Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders
Blake Green Wigancolours.svg Super League: Wigan Warriors Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Eddy Pettybourne Wigancolours.svg Super League: Wigan Warriors Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans

Coaches[edit]

Coach 2014 Club 2015 Club Notes
Wayne Bennett Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos
Rick Stone Fijibaticolours.PNG Fiji Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Sacked on 27 July 2015
Danny Buderus Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Replacement for Rick Stone after sacking

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