The 2017 rugby season in Australia will be the 20th season for the National Rugby League. though, professional rugby leagues have been held before. The season will see the professional 16 teams competing for the Premiership title and is also the 4th consecutive year for the Auckland Nines, a pre-season tradition where all the competing teams contest for the title in Auckland, New Zealand. The 2017 pre-season Auckland Nines is already over and the Sydney Roosters defeated the Penrith Panthers (Sydney) in the finals.
The All-Stars exhibition match is on 10th Feb at Newcastle. The 2017 rugby season will also have the World Club series between the NRL winners Cronulla-Sutherland sharks and the Super League champions Wigan Warriors.