Top try-scorer(s) Semi Radradra (24)
Dates 5 Mar 2015 – 4 Oct 2015
Points scored 8,157
|Top points scorer(s) James Maloney (250)|
Champion North Queensland Cowboys
Matches played 201
|Premiers North Queensland Cowboys (1st title)|
Minor premiers Sydney Roosters (19th title)
Player of the year Johnathan Thurston (Dally M Medal)
Similar 2016 NRL season, 2014 NRL season, 2013 NRL season, 2007 NRL season, 2005 NRL season
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. North Queensland Cowboys won their first premiership in only the second Grand Final to be decided in extra time.
Season launch & advertising
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Bold – Opposition's Home game
X – Bye
Opponent for round listed above margin
A new record was set for overall attendance in Week 1 of the Finals with a combined total of 131,794.
† Match decided in golden point extra time.
Regular season player statistics
The following statistics are of the conclusion of Round 26.