March 25, 2016

Australia, National Rugby League: NRL attendance chart for 2015 regular season (with 2015 finishes listed)/+ the North Queensland Cowboys – 2015 NRL champs (their first title) & 2016 World Club Championship winners.

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-Official site…
-2016 season (teams, etc)… 2016 NRL season (
-Australia’s leading sports opinion site’s rugby league page…

-My map-&-post of NRL from May 2015,
Australia (and New Zealand): National Rugby League (NRL) – 2015 location-map with a chart which shows…2014 attendances by club, club colours & crests, and titles (Premiers) won by club./ Plus an article on the history of pro Rugby League in Australia./ Plus illustrations for 2 clubs; the highest-drawing rugby club in the world (the Brisbane Broncos) & the reigning RL champions of Australia and the World (the South Sydney Rabbitohs).

By Bill Turianski on 25 March 2016;

    Australia, National Rugby League: NRL attendance chart for 2015 regular season (with 2015 finishes listed)

Source for 2015 NRL attendance figures: (AFL Tables site/NRL).

    4 October 2015:
    2015 NRL Grand Final, at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales. Attendance: 82,758.
    The first all-Queensland rugby league Grand Final. North Queensland Cowboys 17, Brisbane Broncos 16 (Golden Point).

Here is a 4:38 video of highlights of the matchNRL Grand Final 2015 Cowboys vs. Broncos Match Highlights (uploaded by Premier Sports at
Below: Townsville, Queensland, Australia, metro-area population: 178,000 {2014 estimate}. Townsville is home of the NRL’s North Queensland Cowboys, and is the smallest city in Australia with a major-league team. So I guess that makes the North Queensland Cowboys like the Green Bay Packers of Australia :-)

Photo credits above -
Aerial view of Townsville, QLD, photo by Tourism and Events Queensland at Townsville. Shot of waterfront from hotel balcony in Townsville, photo by Nicole at View of Townsville at night, photo by Geoff Beck at Aerial view of North Queensland cowboys home venue – Willow Sports Centre (aka 13000Smiles Stadium), photo by liney_2000 at

Cowboys & Broncos fans mugging for the camera outside ANZ Stadium prior to the 2015 Grand Final – showing that Queensland pride trumps their teams’ rivalry, photo by AAP Images via North Queensland fans at Grand Final with Jonathan Thurston banner, photo by AAP Images via Screenshot of 2015 NRL Grand Final opening kick-off, images from video uploaded by Premier Sports at, NRL Grand Final 2015 Cowboys vs. Broncos Match Highlights. Two seconds before the final whistle, North Queensland FE Michael Morgan flicks a short outside pass to RW Kyle Feldt, who scores as time expires to even the score at 16-16, screenshot of image uploaded by Premier Sports at, NRL Grand Final 2015 Cowboys vs. Broncos Match Highlights. Morgans crucial offload, photo unattributed at the [Brisbane] Courier Mail, North Queensland RW Kyle Feldt scores a try as time expires (80′), but the extra point is missed, sending in the game into extra time, photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac via
Jonathan Thurston (top scorer for 2015 Cowboys/2015 Grand Final MVP), about to kick the winning field goal in extra time, photo by Getty Images via The following day (Monday, 5 October 2015), at the Cowboys’ stadium in Townsville, 15-thousand-strongNorth Queensland fans celebrate their team’s triumph; Co-captains Matthew Scott and Man of the Match-winner Jonathan Thurston (in shades with medal) hold the trophy, photo by Ian Hithcock/Getty Images via Illustration of North Queensland Cowboys 2015 season, illustration by at 2015 in review – North Queensland Cowboys.
Thanks to the contributors at National Rugby League (
A Big Thanks to, for the pretty-hard-to-find 2015 NRL attendance figures.

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