In the recent years, the best players from the National Rugby League have continued to dominate the World Club series. The Australian rugby stars managed to win 7 of the recent 8 World Club Contests. The southern hemisphere has always managed to dominate the scene in the World Club Challenges. This is because of the domestic importance, recognition and media coverage given to the rugby events in Australia and New Zealand. The Telstra Premierships hosted by the NRL may be domestic sporting events, but the quality of play is world-class and fan following immense. And it has now started generating interest among international rugby fans.