Minor Premiers
The minor premiership is awarded to the team with the most competition points at the end of the regular season. In the event of equal competition points, the best team with the best points for/against ratio will be awarded minor premiers. In 1954, Rugby League commenced the mandatory playing of a Grand Final at season end to determine the premiership so the stats below are from 1954 onwards.

The J.J. Giltinan Shield is now awarded to the National Rugby League minor premier. Previously, the Shield was awarded to the winner of the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) Grand Final. In addition to the Shield, premiership winning teams received the W.D. & H.O. Wills Cup from 1960-1981, and the Winfield Cup from 1982-1995.

 

Competition point penalties
1917, 2pts, Glebe v Annandale (Ineligible player)
1975, 2pts, Wests v Canterbury (Illegal replacement)
1988, 2pts, Souths v Manly (Illegal replacement)
1992, 2pts, Gold Coast v Illawarra (Illegal replacement)
1993, 2pts, Balmain v Penrith (Illegal replacement)
1995, 2pts, Auckland v Wests (Illegal replacement)
2000, 2pts, North Queensland v Parramatta (Playing 14 men)
2002, 37pts, Canterbury (Salary cap breaches)
2006, 4pts, New Zealand (Salary cap breaches)
2006-2008, Melbourne Storm (Salary Cap breaches)
2016, 12 pts, Parramatta Eels (Salary Cap breaches)

Team   Minor Premierships Years
 

Current NRL Team

 

(grey indicates back to back Minor Premerships)
(red indicates went on to win the Grand Final)

St.George Dragons
(Est. 1921)
13 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1979, 1985
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
(Est. 1947)
9 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1983, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997
Sydney Roosters
(Est. 1908)
1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015
Parramatta Eels
(Est. 1947)
5 1977, 1982, 1986, 2001, 2005
Brisbane Broncos
(Est. 1988)
4 1992, 1997#, 1998, 2000
# Super League Season in 1997
South Sydney Rabbitohs
(Est. 1908)
4 1968, 1969, 1970, 1989
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
(Est. 1935)
4 1984, 1993, 1994, 2012
Penrith Panthers
(Est. 1967)
2 1991, 2003
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
(Est. 1967)
2 1988, 1999
Western Suburbs Magpies
(Est. 1908)
2 1961, 1978
Newtown Jets
(Est. 1908)
2 1954, 1955
St.George - Illawarra Dragons (Est. 1999) 2 2009, 2010
Melbourne Storm
(Est. 1998)
2*  2006,  2007, 2008, 2011, 2016

* In April 2010, the Melbourne Storm were stripped of the minor premierships for 2006, 2007 & 2008. They were also stripped of the premierships for 2007 and 2009 and lost all premiership points for the 2010 season.
Canberra Raiders
(Est. 1982)
1 1990
New Zealand Warriors
(Est. 1995)
1 2002
Balmain Tigers
(Est. 1908)
0  
Newcastle Knights
(Est. 1988)
0  
North Sydney Bears
(Est. 1908)
0  
North Queensland Cowboys
(Est. 1995)
0  
Illawarra Steelers
(Est. 1982)
0  
Wests Tigers
(Est.2000)
0  
Gold Coast Chargers
(Est. 1996)
0  
Gold Coast Titans
(Est.2007)
0  

# Includes Super League Season in 1997


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