Draftstars Relaunch NRL Season with $40,000 Guaranteed!

May 27th 2020, 12:56pm, By: admin

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!

Draftstars NRL

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!

Draftstars NRL Lobby



Horse Racing Tips: Friday, July 3rd

We lead into the weekend with race meetings at Bendigo, Nowra and Muswellbrook on Friday, and Luke Krahe has higlighted his best bets for each track to try and build the bank. Find his preview and betting tips here! read more

AFL Round 5: Collingwood vs Essendon Preview & Betting Tips

The Pies will host the Bombers in what is sure to be a blockbuster Friday night clash in Round 8 of the AFL season! We have a full preview and betting tips for the clash courtesy of PuntingInDanger HERE! read more

Esports Betting Tips: Thursday, July 2nd

Esports continues this Thursday night and into Friday morning and as usual, we have you covered with a full preview and betting tips for the key matchups of the night here! read more

Horse Racing Tips: Thursday, July 2nd

Thursday sees five horse racing meetings take place around Australia, three of those being at Cranbourne, Murwillumbah and Hawkesbury. Luke Krahe has tipped up his best bets for each of those tracks in his preview here! read more


Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more

What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more

Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more

What is Lay Betting?

Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more


2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 4

A full round of nine matches are in the books for Round 4 of what has been a crazy 2020 AFL season. Here's our break down of each match and our Round 4 Brownlow vote predictions, as well as a couple of Brownlow betting tips. read more

2020 AFL Round 5 Odds

The Saints beat the Tigers in the upset of the round and after a shuffle of the schedule due to COVID-19 restrictions, they will be back in action in the opening game of Round 5 on Thursday night against the Blues! See the odds for all of the games in Round 5 HERE read more

2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 3

We saw some standout performances for Round 3 of the 2020 AFL season with a couple of our early Brownlow betting plays rising to the top of the early Brownlow Medal leaderboard. Check out our AFL Round 3 Brownlow vote predictions here. read more

Sportsbet Payout Early on Rowell to win AFL Rising Star

Sportsbet have seen enough in just 3 rounds of AFL footy to payout early on #1 draft pick Matthew Rowell to win the 2020 Rising Star award! The young gun likely has six Brownlow votes in three games, and has been backed into the $1.10 favourite to win the Rising Star. read more