University Rugby League 9's

The University Rugby League 9’s will take place from 18-19 October

2019 and will be run in partnership with the NRL and NSWRL in conjunction with the upcoming Rugby League World Cup 9’s. Held at the NSWRL Centre Excellence at Olympic Park, the Grand Finals will take place at the newly built Bankwest Stadium in Parramatta, acting as the curtain raiser to the World Cup 9’s event.*

*subject to scheduling

Team Nominations & Registration

  • Contact your University Team Manager (UTM) to discuss representing your university.

  • Registration for the event open from 2 September and closes 27 September. Whilst there is no registration cost associated with competing in this event, it is a requirement for all competitors to register for insurance and eligibility purposes.

University Rugby League 9's

Official Laws

For a copy of the official laws for the NRL nines, which will be adopted at the University Rugby League 9's click here.


Please note that teams will be required to be in their appropriate University uniform, with matching shirts, shorts and socks and with numbers clearly displayed on the back. It is also strongly recommended that players use mouthguards.



  • The NSWRL Centre of Excellence is located at 12 Dawn Fraser Ave, Sydney Olympic Park (opposite ANZ Stadium)

  • Teams will have access to Cathy Freeman Park as a warm up area

  • Sydney Olympic Park map

Transport & Car Parking: 

  • Visit the Sydney Olympic Park transport page for all transport options 

  • There are $25 max per day options available at Olympic Park parking stations, and there is bus/coach parking available at designated areas in the Olympic Park precinct 


  • There are several hotels/apartments within the Olympic Park precinct which you can view via the Sydney Olympic Park website. There are also many residential buildings in the precinct/close by so checking options via Airbnb is also suggested.


​Sports Trainers

  • The NRL will provide accredited Sports Trainers for the duration of the competition

  • Should teams wish to have a water runner then they will need to be an accredited LeagueSafe Officer (can complete an online course for $10).

2019 Event Schedule

Friday 18 Oct, NSWRL Centre of Excellence, Olympic Park

10am - 4pm*

Saturday 19 Oct, NSWRL Centre of Excellence

9am - 12pm*

*Scheduling subject to change. Grand final matches to be played at Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta as curtain raisers for the World Cup 9s