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The information below applies to Fantasy Draft only. Visit the following articles if you are looking for information specific to:

  • Fantasy (also known as Classic) only
  • Coach only

or click to view a listing of all Fantasy help articles.

What is the NRL Fantasy Draft Completition all about?

NRL Fantasy Draft is a team management game based on the real thing and it’s FREE to enter.

In just minutes you can be playing against your friends, creating new rivalries and engaged in the excitement of the NRL in a new and totally addictive way.

To begin, select a team of players from across the NRL. In NRL Fantasy Draft you will take turns with your friends to select players, with only one team in each league able to ‘draft’ any given player.

There is no salary cap in Draft. Your players will then be allocated a score based on their actual performance for that round.

Join a league and your team will be playing against opponents in your league each week. The highest scoring team in each match-up wins. You will also be entered into an overall competition against every coach in the country and another with coaches who follow your favourite team. Each of these leagues has a most-excellent major prize on offer.

After tracking the news of the week and assessing the opinions of the experts, adjust and improve your team each week by trading players in and out, as long as the other users in your league agree to your trades or your picking up Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents. Watch the real games with new passion for individual players now in your Fantasy team and get the Fantasy vibe for life!

Does the competition and all leagues begin in Round 2?

No, the default setting for Fantasy Draft sees your League Games start in Round 2. However, you are able to change this whilst setting up your League. Note that there is no overall Competition for Fantasy Draft and no prizes to be won.

Player Trades FAQs

Can I replace a player who I have selected, who has since been injured or dropped from his NRL Team?

Yes, you can either trade this player with another team in your league, or delist this player and sign either a Free Agent or a Restricted Free Agent.

What's the difference between a free agent and a restricted free agent?

Free agents can be immediately added to your team via trading, whereas restricted free agents are subject to a waiver period, which allows all the others in your league to make a claim for that player.

How come the restricted free agent I wanted to trade in went to another team?

This is likely due to you having a lower priority for the trade than the other team. Who ultimately gets to trade in restricted free agents is governed by your league’s agency rules.

How come the trade I wanted didn't happen?

This is likely due to the trade being vetoed by other members of your league. Your league’s trade rules govern how a direct team-to-team trade can be made.

Player Values and Positions FAQs

Why aren't I restricted by a salary cap??

There is no salary cap in the NRL Fantasy Draft game. You can add any player to your team who isn’t already in another team.

How often do player values change?

Players do not have prices in NRL Fantasy Draft, so there are no value changes.

Must I have the exact number of players required by my league settings and do they need to be in specified positions?

Yes, you must have the exact number of players in order to have an eligible NRL Fantasy Draft team. You must also satisfy all the positional requirements of your league. You can have any mix of positions you like on your reserves bench.

Player Scores FAQs

Will my emergency be applied to players with a negative score?

No, the automatic emergency only replaces a player who does not play at all. A negative score is subtracted from your team’s score and there is no replacement by an emergency.

Which emergency score is used if I have two eligible emergency replacements?

You will receive the score of the lowest-scoring emergency player on your reserves bench, as your one and only automatic emergency substitution.

How many auto-emergencies do I get?

If you have two or more players in your starting team who do not play, only one of them will have their score replaced by the automatic emergency. The other player’s zero score will remain.

Why didn't my team's total score include my interchange bench player's points?

Interchange bench players do not contribute to your team’s score unless you have players from your starting line-up not playing. In this scenario only your lowest scoring interchange player (the automatic emergency) will contribute to your team score, replacing one of your Players who did not play.

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