Merry Christmas from LeagueUnlimited

Embed from Getty Images wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and footy-filled 2019!

The closest NRL season in a long time, the inaugural NRLW premiership and the rise of Tonga as an international contender were just some of the headline stories in another amazing year for rugby league.

There were plenty of wonderful achievements across the rugby league landscape this year - the Roosters claiming the Provan-Summons premiership trophy topping the list, along with the Brisbane Broncos being crowned inaugural NRLW premiers. The Warriors' first ever Dally M medal winner was crowned with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck beating Kalyn Ponga, Val Holmes and Luke Brooks to the coveted prize. In the northern hemisphere, Catalans stunned all to take out the 2018 Challenge Cup, St Helens dominated the Super League all season, claiming the League Leaders' Shield before stumbling in the semi final - ultimately Wigan being crowned champions for 2018. And of course, New South Wales re-claimed the Origin shield in Brad Fittler's inaugural series, while their female counterparts took out the first ever standalone Women's Origin contest at North Sydney Oval.

Once again 2018 saw deliver unrivalled coverage across the country and the globe, with coverage of seventeen major competitions across Australia and the UK. Thanks to the NRL, NSWRL, QRL, CRL, RFL and RLIF for their support across the last 12 months as we strive to deliver bigger and better coverage of rugby league everywhere.

In 2019 we'll continue to deliver the information, news, score updates and more as we enter our 18th year of online league coverage and discussion. In fact it all starts this Wednesday with Boxing Day friendlies in England!

As always, we'll continue to cover national and international rugby league news and events from around the globe. We're very proud to cover all major levels of the game - not just the NRL - and we hope to see that continue long into the future. For those wanting to get involved, LeagueUnlimited's 'The Front Row Forums' are there for your enjoyment 24/7. The largest rugby league discussion forums online continue to grow, with the usual debate and frank exchange of views.

You can also follow the latest news and match updates on social media with us, so make sure you hit follow along with the nearly 20,000 footy fans on our Twitter, and join the 4,000 who like us on Facebook!

We can't let Christmas come and go without thanking the amazing contributors, writers and updaters to LU, as well as the moderators and administrators on the Front Row Forums. Without all of you, the website and discussion forums wouldn't continue to flourish - keep up the tireless and appreciated work you do! We look forward to another wonderful year in 2019 with your support.

As always, we are on the lookout for anyone wanting to be part of If you have any offers, suggestions or think you have what it takes to be part of the team, please don't hesitate to email us at

A safe and enjoyable holidays to one and all!

- The team