MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02: Cameron Smith and Craig Bellamy of the Storm hold up the NRL premiership trophy during the Melbourne Storm NRL Grand Final celebrations at Gosch's Paddock on October 2, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

The NRL has had some excellent premiership teams since 2005, many of them including some of the best players of the modern era. This list ranks these premiership winning sides against one another, based on their overall season and players.

2005 was the last time a grand final took place with players that are still active in the NRL.


10. Wests Tigers – 2005

2005 was the year of “Marshall Magic” as Benji Marshall took the Wests Tigers to their first premiership win. Brett Hodgson, Pat Richards, Scott Prince, Robbie Farah, Dene Halatau and Anthony Laffranchi are just some of the players that helped make 2005 a successful season for the Tigers.

SYDNEY, NSW – OCTOBER 02: Scott Prince and Benji Marshall of the Tigers share a moment after winning the NRL Grand Final between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys at Telstra Stadium October 2, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


  1. As a Tigers supporter 2005 seems a lifetime ago.
    Don’t know if I’ll ever see them win a premiership again , no time soon anyway.

        • Not that simple LidcombeOval. What about the team the Storm beat to get in the grand final? Or the team they knocked out in the first round of the semi’s? Or the team that finished 9th? If it was first past the post, then yes, you give it to second place, but the NRL doesn’t work that way, so that is why we have no premiership winner those years. As much as I would love to have a premiership post 1986, it wouldn’t be fair to award the 2009 one to the Eels.

  2. Really hapy with the 2013 Roosters being so high. Often they seem to be overlooked when up against other premiership teams, but my god, that team would ruin the roosters of 2018

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