Just over one month ago, many thought that Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman Pater V’landys was a little crazy to announce that the NRL season would re-launch on May 28th. We were in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic and with borders closed and Australia & New Zealand in lockdown, it seemed a tad ambitious to think we could see players back on the field so soon.
Yet here we are.
Australia and New Zealand have led the world in flattening the curve, and V’landys is now looking like a genius as the NRL is set to kick off this Thursday night as planned, with the Broncos taking on the Eels in a blockbuster restart to the season.
Australian punters are frothing at the mouth at the thought of live sport again in this country, but it’s not only the sports bettors who are keen to get going again. The Australian DFS community have been sitting patiently in limbo, waiting for their chance to get back into the thick of the action.
And that chance comes this Thursday night with Australia’s leading DFS platform Draftstars announcing a huge $40,000 Guaranteed prize pool for the opening NRL contest for just a $15 buy-in. We believe that may just be the largest prize pool ever offered for a single NRL game slate in DFS history!
So how do you play NRL DFS? Similar to most DFS contests, you’re given a budget and need to select your team of players who will earn fantasy points based on real life outcomes throughout the match. Events such as tries, tackles, goals and metres gained are all good for points, while an error or a missed tackle will see your player lose points.
Whoever has the team with the most fantasy points at the end of the match will take home the lion’s share of the prize pool!
For those on a tighter budget, there’s a “mini” version of the main contest which has the affordable buy-in of $2 with a prize pool of $3,000 Guaranteed.
Now is a great time to join Draftstars as there will no doubt be more big prize pools offered for the start of the NRL season, before the action really heats up when the AFL season restarts on June 11.
Click here to join Draftstars today and give yourself a sweat for the NRL this Thursday night!
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