Top Ten Rugby League Teams of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Wigan 1987-1996

Wigan are obviously the best

No team has achieved as much as them and believe in using home grown talent

Outstanding in their field...literally


2 St George Dragons 1956-1966


Never saw them play (wasn't born) but will never be repeated in any sport.

Not up for debate. The best ever.

Greatest club, of all time
No other sporting club, will ever cone close

Unquestionably without peer. It will never happen again.

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

#Love them

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!

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

5 Brisbane Broncos 1990s

Unstoppable Team

Best ever team no Bennet though stuff him

Best team ever

One of the best team in NRL

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

7 Manly Warringah Sea-Eagles 1980's

Sliver tailes

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

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.

Why are they only 18th? Should at last be top ten - jackyboy

9 Australia Kangaroos 2013

That are the best

Aussie are the best in the world by far

Great team.
2016 squad is better though.

10 St Helen's 2004 - 2011

Should be top 3 EASILY

St. Helens were the best when all teams were pro. (Aka Wigan dominated as a pro team in a sea of amateurs).

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


The Contenders

11 Bulldogs 1980s


The Entertainers & Dogs Of War.. Enough said!

They were just super.


12 South Sydney Rabbitohs 1920s

Won more premierships in history

Best Freakin Team Ever They Were Magical - keegan11

Best team they won their first year in the comp

Best team ever

13 Hunslet 1907-08
14 Huddersfield 1914-15
15 Bradford Bulls 2000-05

The greatest of all time

There the best

The best Super League team of all time.

2nd or 3rd not 1st

16 Queensland Maroons 1980s

Wally Lewis

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

Best of all time.
Parra produce good players like sivo and Gutherson of who we made great. Also the fairest by far Melbourne Storm cheat

Go the eels

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

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

They are awesome

Best team ever

They should be like 3rd or 2nd

Won premeiership

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21 Wests Tigers 2005

Well balanced side of Maori and true blue websites.

I hate them

Benji Marshal, what a boss

22 Widnes Vikings 1978-1979

1978 79 season

23 Hull FC 1914

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

Should be in the top 10

Best team ever the mighty black and whites

Good team should be higher

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24 Warrington Wolves 2013

We all hate wigan

Its our year

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

25 New Zealand 2008
26 Newcastle Knights 1990's

2 from 2 in grand finals

The worst team


27 Cronulla Sharks 1999

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

28 Leeds Rhinos 2015

Treble winners with star players in every position

They won the treble in some style

29 St George Illawarra Dragons 2009-2010

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

30 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.

31 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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

32 Kangaroos 1982

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

33 Melbourne 2010-Now

Easily the best team of the modern era

34 Tonga 2017 to 2019
35 Brisbane Broncos 2015

The super squad

36 South Sydney Rabbitohs 2012-2014

Just THE GREATEST nrl team ever

Best team ever

37 Salford Red Devils 1945-2018
38 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 1947 - 2014

So good. Northern beaches pride.

It is rubis and leixter tigers are better

39 Eastern Suburbs 1909-1915
40 Widnes Vikings 1988 / 1991


41 Workington 1907-1909

Ike Southward. Game over

42 Balmain Tigers 1969

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

43 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.

44 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

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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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