Top Ten Rugby League Teams of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Wigan 1987-1996

Greatest trophy winning run ever. Best english side ever. Could beat any other team.

You poms are so silly, Super League teams are rubbish, don't deserve to be in the top 20 - eyah

Simply the best in this era, way above any English teams and beat the Aussie clubs when they met, even had a good go at the National Aussie team (more than England did in same era)

Read the history... Says it all!

Just look at the history, no more qualification needed

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2 St George Dragons 1956-1966

Has to be number one. Think a lot of people on here voting would not of seen them play hence why they are not 1.

11 seasons in a row including the only undefeated season ever? Who's beaten that?

11 premiership in a row don't need to say much more

Eleven premierships in a row - no-one has ever matched that.

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3 Leeds Rhinos 2007-12

Leeds play union and league and sharing Headingly with Yorkshire cricket it's a unique sporting arena with great history, great stories and a highly successful rugby league team 8 grand final wins since 2004 what a record even Wigan can't beat this there not even close

Won when it mattered... Although having seen 8 Challenge Cup Final defeats in my time as a fan, probably leaves them behind Wigan's 80's/90's team.

Leeds rhinos are the best rugby team in the world! No teams are better than leeds rhinos!

#Love them

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4 Melbourne Storm - 2000s - 2010s

This team is the best team in the PRO era, because they reach 4 grand finals in a row to 2006-2009, I think that record won't get Broken in the PRO era and they got the best fullback ever Billy "The Kid" Slater and yeah

They have won the premiership 2 times and the world club challenge 2 times

4 Premierships before even 20 years old

Just the best team no matter what always in my heart

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5 Brisbane Broncos 1990s

Had the best player, Darren Lockyer on the team. They also won premierships including the 97 Superbowl. They are better than st George Dragons because the dragons had soft rules, the modern rules make it more harder to play as a result of its strictness.

Simply the best although they have lost the title of the league's flagship team in recent years to the Melbourne storm

The all time best Broncos team would not have scored a point against the St George Teams of the early 60's.


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6 Queensland Maroons 2006 - 2013

Make that 11 series out of 12 years without question the best league side statistically with the use of all measures on this forum

7 consecutive State of Origins winners.. Talk no more..

Complete football team

Wigan are wankers

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7 Manly Warringah Sea-Eagles 1980's

Even now Manly Warringah Sea-Eagles are the most consistent and best.

1995 team was nearly unbeatable and it is nearly a crime they slipped up against Canterbury in the Grand Final.

My favorite team and I think should be in top 5

Sliver tailes

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8 Canberra Raiders 1987-1995

Amazing side that changed the game and unlike some of the sides here played in a national comp.

Great Team at that era and the players are now the best Coach of this modern era

Dream team with both attack and defense being brutal, fast and powerful.

Best ever!

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9 Australia Kangaroos 2013

Aussie are the best in the world by far

Great team.
2016 squad is better though.

10 St Helen's 2004 - 2011

Wigan may have been dominant in the 80's but that was only when they were one of few "professional teams" of that era... bring on super league where there's a level playing field for everyone and look who dominates... The Saints!

They were not called the entertainers for nothing. The first team in the professional era to do the treble. Two world club championships, and a special team. They should be much higher

Best team in the world in 2006 shame they don't have the quality of players they once had, but neither does any other british team these days

Duck me

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The Contenders

11 Bulldogs 1980s

Best team ever, can't believe on 12th they should be in the top 5, leeds rhino sucks, lost against storms earlier 2018

Back when they and their supporters didn't have a horrible reputation. - truckturner

Awesome team my favourite nrl team

Best team. #proudtobeabulldog

12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 1920s

Best Freakin Team Ever They Were Magical - keegan11

Best team they won their first year in the comp

Best team ever

Best team ever

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13 Hunslet 1907-08
14 Huddersfield 1914-15
15 Queensland Maroons 1980s
16 Bradford Bulls 2000-05

The best Super League team of all time.

The greatest of all time

There the best

2nd or 3rd not 1st

17 Bulldogs 2002

It is because it is just the bulldogs

They beat the record for the most consecutive wins by winning 17 matches in a row.

This was the year and team that JT debuted in. - coolguy101

18 Parramatta 81-86

The last team to win 3 in row and also one of the few teams to ever do it. They also played in 4 girlfriend's in a row.

Go eels! They may not have the most wins, but they are still a great team, my team

Absolute joy to watch played the game with skill and speed

They are the greatest team of all time

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19 Sydney Roosters 2002-2004

Up the Roosters we won the 2018 Premiship

Awesome team, are the best even right now, even with pearce, jennings and JWH ouyt we still smashed manly

At the minute just as good as st Helens an Wigan

20 North Queensland Cowboys 2015

Best team ever

They should be like 3rd or 2nd

Won premeiership

BEST team ever

21 Hull FC 1914

Had the first superstar of the game Billy Batten and others like Harrison

Best team ever the mighty black and whites

Good team should be higher

Top 10

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22 Warrington Wolves 2013

Its our year

Only team never to be relegated from top flight uk rugby league! WARRINGTON.. at position 26?

23 New Zealand 2008
24 Newcastle Knights 1990's

The worst team


25 Leeds Rhinos 2015

Treble winners with star players in every position

They won the treble in some style

26 Cronulla Sharks 1999

Only lost about 2 games all year. Pity one of them was a semi-final!


27 Widnes Vikings 1978-1979

1978 79 season

28 Wakefield Trinity 1962-1966

Dreadnoughts of Rugby League boasted the then and still world record point scoring Neil Fox. Back in the days when trys were 3pts and big scorelines were very rare.

29 Wests Tigers 2005

Benji Marshal, what a boss

30 St George Illawarra Dragons 2009-2010

Great forward pack and outside backs. Set the tone with defense wins premierships

31 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

1980’s 1990’s 2000’s decades of brilliance

32 Melbourne 2010-Now

Easily the best team of the modern era

33 Kangaroos 1982

Saw them in their live prime. Best team League or Union hands down.

34 Salford Red Devils 1945-2018
35 Brisbane Broncos 2015

The super squad

36 Workington 1907-1909

Ike Southward. Game over

37 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1947 - 2014

So good. Northern beaches pride.

It is rubis and leixter tigers are better

38 Balmain Tigers 1969

Greatest club with one of the greatest wins in the history of Rugby League

39 Featherstone Rovers 1983

A team of homegrown players defeated Hull FC, a team of world stars, in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley. The biggest upset in Wembley history.

40 Rochdale Hornets 1910-1922

This was before super league all you could win was your county cup, league and the challenge cup, which they did multiple times.
3 Lancashire Cups 1911-1912, 1914-1915, 1918-1919
2 Lancashire Cup Runner-up 1911-1912, 1919-1920
1 Lancashire Leagues 1918-1919
1 Challenge Cup 1921-1922

41 South Sydney Rabbitohs 2012-2014

Best team ever

Just THE GREATEST nrl team ever

42 Tonga 2017 to 2019
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Top Remixes

1. Wigan 1987-1996
2. Queensland Maroons 2006 - 2013
3. Leeds Rhinos 2007-12
1. Wigan 1987-1996
2. Canberra Raiders 1987-1995
3. St George Dragons 1956-1966
1. Australia Kangaroos 2013
2. Queensland Maroons 2006 - 2013
3. Brisbane Broncos 1990s


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