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Are you ready to coach an NRL team?

Andy Bryan NRL.com Fri, Jan 25, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Dally M Medal Winner Ben Barba is a gun in NRL Dream Team. The Official Fantasy Competition of the NRL. Copyright: NRL Photos

NRL Dream Team is the closest thing to owning your own team and our point system is the most accurate reflection of the game that is being played every week on the paddock.

The biggest and most popular NRL fantasy game anywhere in the world is right here at NRL.com and it is live! Get your friends together, create a league and join more than 120,000 others competing for glory, or just bragging rights over your mates.

If Ben Barba has a big game and scores a couple of tries, you can bet he will score well in Dream Team. For example, let us look at one of the tries of the season last year that had Barba’s fingerprints all over it. 

To set the scene, the ball has been perfectly weighted into the in-goal and Barba picks up the ball just before the dead-ball line. He then makes four tackle breaks, a line-break, runs 80 metres, kicks the ball 30 metres, earns a try-assist and makes 31 points all in one scintillating play!

If your players do something amazing on the field – rest assured our system will reward them handsomely. 

But our scoring system also rewards the hard-workers. They are the backbone of any team and while they don’t always get the headlines, they are the players that all coaches love and the guys other players want to play alongside. Their hard work does not go unrewarded in Dream Team. It is the forwards who time-after-time charge into the defensive line when others are faultering, the defenders who keep on working and making second efforts, these are the players who help your team win games in real life and this is reflected in our point scoring system.

It is the perfect balance between attack and defence, just like the NRL.

So whether you want a team of coach pleasers, who do the hard yards and don’t steal the headlines, or you would prefer a team full of excitement and flashy plays, it is up to you, each have the potential to score big.

How will your team play?

Pick your team, then watch as they score points in real-time. Celebrate with them as they make a break and charge down field, feel their pain as a missed tackle costs them and more importantly YOU some points. 

It is all about getting more connected with the game you know and love and proving you know more about the game than your mates. 

It’s just another way to enjoy the greatest game of all.