Top 10 Best NRL (National Rugby League) Teams

The top ten best teams in Australasia's National Rugby League.
The Top Ten
1 Melbourne Storm

I can't believe they didn't beat Cronulla in 2016. But when they beat the Doggies in the 2012 final, they became my favorite NRL team ever.

Last time I checked this list, these guys were number 10. I'm so happy to come back and see they're now number 2! So happy and so proud!

Melbourne are just so consistent. The last time they finished outside of the top eight was in 2001. They are clearly the best team ever. Go Storm!

2 South Sydney Rabbitohs

I love Souths. They are the best team in the NRL and they have won 21 premierships and have the most members. I have gone for Souths ever since I was born. Established in 1908!

They had GI (Greg Inglis), the best player of all time, and they've won the most premierships (21). The Bunnies are the best.

I have seen Greg Inglis play for the Rabbitohs, and I reckon that they could not win without him. And I reckon he is still the best player in the world.

3 Sydney Roosters

Sydney Roosters are one of the last two teams to have played since 1908. The Storm have had barely any years in the NRL and 15 premierships, and that Brisbane guy said 6 was a lot. Roosters have had many, including 2 in a row and a 3-peat!

Sydney Roosters are the best team. Not going the best this year, but they aren't grubs. They are clean and should be winning this year. They are the best team ever. Go the Roosters!

Roosters are not only good, but first. Did you even see their teamwork and skills like Latrell Mitchell? That's why the Roosters would definitely be the best.

4 Brisbane Broncos

The best club in the world - started following since 2019 and has fallen in love with NRL through them. We had Wally Lewis and Darren Lockyer, and many amazing players, and though 2023 broke me, I'll bet anything that 2024 and onwards will be their years! Up the Bronx!

6 Premierships, 4 Minor Premierships, 2 World Club Challenges, 0 Wooden Spoons. Rugby League's most successful club over the past three decades. They are the most successful club in the National Rugby League, and one of the most successful clubs in the history of rugby league, having won 63% of their games.

5 St. George Illawarra Dragons

Why are the Dragons 6th? They should be 1st. The Roosters have never done that, plus they aren't the best. The Dragons are. And we won 11 premierships in a row.

Dragons are the best team in the world! They won 11 premierships in a row! Every other team looks up to the Dragons.

Oh, when the saints!

Finally busted the premiership drought with a solid all-season 2010 performance. Laid the critics to rest.

6 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

One immortal, 8 premierships, no wooden spoons, and 2 Origin hopefuls (Jake and Tom Trbojevic): just one of the most hated teams. Underrated, if it hadn't been for injuries, Manly would win the title.

Haters gonna hate. Grubs? You can tell that to Kapow and Fonua Blake, and they'll knock you out.

Only team to never win the wooden spoon (for a long-existing team) and the only team to win a premiership in every decade since the 70s!

Manly gets its name from strong people. Manly is the BEST! It should be higher up, not 8th.

7 North Queensland Cowboys

Without a doubt, the Cowboys are number one, regardless of where they finish. They have tried hard all season, and they arguably have the best NRL player in Johnathan Thurston.

It'll be sad to see him go, but the Cowboys will still have the talent to see success for years to come!

The Cowboys are probably one of the most underestimated teams, but I really think they are great. They play fairly and have great players like Morgan and Thurston. Plus, they beat the Broncos last year.

This team by far has the best players around. This team has been knocked around with injuries but still manages to beat the best team in the comp.

8 Cronulla Sharks

Gallen and now Gagan, beating adversity. They've had some of the toughest years, but it has just made them tougher.

Good work for winning your first premiership against the Storm.

Sharks have been one of the best teams for the past three years.

9 Penrith Panthers

Been a Panther fan for years. Storm are just up there because of some bandwagon supporters. Come on Panthers, all the way.

Panthers are awesome and should be above Manly at least.

Seriously, you can't be some awful bandwagon to the Storm. The Panthers deserve more. Come on, Penrith.

10 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

They are one of the best teams with some of the best players, many are in State of Origin. The Bulldogs deserve to be higher because they are a brilliant, fair, and fun team as well as a good and professional team.

Okay, sometimes they lose, but really, you can't deny it. Bulldogs are one of the greatest NRL teams out there. Go Doggies!

They tend to be in the finals and have great players. Up the Bulldogs!

Great team. Great players. They never give up.

The Contenders
11 Wests Tigers

Benji is easily the most skilled, agile, and unpredictable half ever to play NRL. Robbie Farah is amazing in defense and an offensive visionary.

Some great rookies getting to show their talent means great things in future years. Go the Tigers!

They are the best team in the competition and have the best players in the competition. Go the Tigers! They definitely have the potential to win this season.

Had some great players like Scott Prince, Benji Marshall, and Robbie Farah. Their team even now is coming along really well.

12 Gold Coast Titans
13 New Zealand Warriors

New Zealand is like the best at rugby league. Take a look at the All Blacks, the best team ever, and the Warriors. Their defense this year was great.

After 25 years, the Warriors will win the premiership in 2019, even without Johnson. They are just too good.

New Zealand Warriors are a good side. I have seen them win and lose, but I have seen the Warriors win in most.

Not as good as Australia, but still a very strong nation at rugby league.

14 Canberra Raiders

I believe overall, the Canberra Raiders produce the best players. The problem is wealthier clubs take our players. Why stay in Canberra when your career is starting to get noticed?

We build a strong foundation, and then major Sydney teams take our youth. Happens all the time.

First team to win the premiership outside Sydney! Per capita, Raiders develop more players than any other team. We have legends - Ricky Stuart, Mal Meninga, Laurie Daley, and so many more!

I love the Canberra Raiders. They're my second-best team in the NRL!

15 Newcastle Knights
16 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
17 Parramatta Eels

No way! They should at least be in the top 5. Eels have improved heaps. The teams in front of them this year on the ladder (2019) are all near the end of it.

Really? You think Titans are better than them? You think Tigers are? What a load of bull. This year, they finished 5th on the ladder. They are great with teamwork and they push themselves to win each game.

They were unlucky versing Storm, but besides from that, all their games were good. I completely disagree with this rating. Please change it.

What a load of bull! Parramatta Eels is the best team. I would think they are in the top third. Parra has made it in the Grand Final and is coming fourth on the ladder this season on the 18th of June 2023.

18 Western Suburbs Magpies
19 North Sydney Bears
20 Gold Coast Suns Also a relatively new team in the AFL, the Gold Coast Suns represent the Gold Coast, Queensland. Established in 2009, they are known for their young talent and development focus. Their colors are red, gold, and blue.
21 Balmain Tigers
22 Western Sydney Wanderers
23 Gold Coast Chargers
24 Hills Bulls
25 Cumberland
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