|Responsibility South Australia||Key people Paul Watt (Chair)|
|Headquarters Hindmarsh Stadium, Holden Street, Hindmarsh, South Australia|
The South Australian Rugby League (SARL) is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for administering the game of rugby league in the state of South Australia. It was formed 28 July 1976 and is an affiliated state of the Australian Rugby League.
In the 1940s the Port Adelaide rugby union club split itself into four rugby league clubs, which formed the basis of the first organised rugby league competition in the state, run under the banner of the Amateur South Australian Rugby League. The first South Australian representative team was formed in the early 1950s and traveled to play the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Sydney, NSW where they lost 45–10.
The first iteration of the South Australian Rugby League was created in the 1950s when Australian soldiers formed a small four team competition based out of the Woomera Test Range. This body ceased to exist when the soldiers were transferred to the Northern Territory.
The current SARL was incorporated on 28 July 1976 and originally featured teams from Northern Districts, South Adelaide, Port Adelaide, Glenelg, Norwood and West Lakes.
Today the competition features eight senior clubs and seven junior clubs, competitions are run from Under 7's through to First Grade.
Representative teams are selected each year to compete in the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League (ASSRL) National Championships at both 15 and 18 years of age respectively, competing against Western Australia, Victoria, Northern Territory and New South Wales Combined Independent Schools (NSW CIS) at both age levels. Players who compete representing South Australia each year are eligible to be selected into both the Australian Merit Squad and the Australian Affiliated States Merit Squad at the 15 Years championships, and the Australian Schoolboys as well as the Australian Affiliated States team at the 18 Years championships.
The Adelaide Premiership
The top level competition in the SARL is sponsored as the Sportcentre Cup and is divided into two divisions. Division one features five clubs (ranked 1st-5th after Round 10) and division two features five clubs (ranked 6th-10th after Round 10).
Division One clubs
Division Two clubs
Notable SARL juniors competed in the NRL
The following South Australian junior players have played in the National Rugby League.
Northern Districts Dragons
South Adelaide Bulldogs
Central Districts Roosters