A Complete History of the NRL

Two weeks ago, you may have (but almost certainly did not) read my Complete History of the NRL: Nerd Edition.

Actually, there wasn’t much to read in the way of words and for those who aren’t so inclined to dealing with Elo ratings, Pythagorean expectation and counting premierships, possibly because you’re an Eels fan and don’t remember what victory feels like, I’ve prepared a simpler edition of the Complete History of the NRL.

The history is presented in a series of colourful graphs. The graphs track each team’s win per season and are helpfully annotated to remind you of great moments in NRL history.

And if you’re familiar with the work of Jon Bois, you’ll recognise this as eerily similar to his History of Every NFL Team video, which I have shamelessly ripped off for content.

Jump ahead

brisbane-sm Brisbane Broncos

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canberra-sm Canberra Raiders

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canterbury-sm Canterbury Bulldogs

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cronulla-sm Cronulla Sharks

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gold coast titans-sm Gold Coast Titans

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manly-sm Manly Sea Eagles

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*The Northern Eagles’ seasons are counted as Manly’s own.

melbourne-sm Melbourne Storm

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newcastle-sm Newcastle Knights

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warriors-sm New Zealand Warriors

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north qld-sm North Queensland Cowboys

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parramatta-sm Parramatta Eels

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penrith-sm Penrith Panthers

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souths-sm South Sydney Rabbitohs

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st george illawarra-sm St George Illawarra Dragons

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sydney city-sm Sydney Roosters

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wests tigers-sm Wests Tigers

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If you’re really interested, here’s the equivalent win volatility chart that Bois produced. I don’t think it means much.

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