Big League Programmes Part 2 1998 - 2016

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Big League

1998 – 2016 Part 2 NRL

This guide gives a history of Big League the Official Programme of the NRL.
Big League began in 1974 originally titled The Big League(changed to just Big League in 1975) it took over from Rugby League News.

 

1998 Vol.79 No.s 1 to 31
Another new publisher Pacific Client Publishing with a new logo and all colour glossy format
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31

1999 Vol.80 No.s 1 to 32
A new format and logo with team details & stats now included as a centre non glossy slightly smaller section, the magazine and program have their own page numbering.
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Grand Final Review No.31
Yearbook No.32

2000 Vol.81 No.s 1 to 32
Season Preview un-numbered
20 Years of Origin Special un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Grand Final Review No.31
Yearbook No.32

2001 Vol.82 No.s 1 to 32
Centre program section now same size as magazine.
Season Preview un-numbered
3 un-numbered Origin week editions Origin 1,2 &3 not Official programmes as Origin games were played Sunday's as the only games on the weekend.
Grand Final No.30 
Grand Final Review No.31
Yearbook No.32

2002 Vol.83 No.s 1 to 31
Charity Shield Souvenir un-numbered
Season Preview un-numbered
Pacific Client Publishing took over Rep programmes so Big League, SoO & Test Programmes were now under the same publisher for the first time since 1990 however these were not published as Big League programmes and had no issue no.s and has continued that way.
Grand Final No.30 
Yearbook No.31

2003 Vol.84 No.s 1 to 32
Publisher changed to Text Pacific but no real change to format
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Special Kangaroo Edition No.31
Yearbook No.32

2004 Vol.85 No.s 1 to 32
Publisher change to News Magazines format change for program section to all glossy and protrudes from the top of the magazine, page numbers are now combine as one.
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 - First flat spine bound edition without staples
Grand Final Review No.31
Yearbook No.32(last Yearbook)
Big League Annual(First in a new series combined with David Middleton's Yearbook and issued in December)

2005 Vol.86 No.s 1 to 31
Now includes Little League magazine for the kids in the centre 16 page A5 size all glossy.
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Grand Final Review No.31
Collectors Posterbook un-numbered 32 pages issued to celebrate Wests Tigers Grand Final win.
Official NRL Big League Annual 

2006 Vol.87 No.s 1 to 31
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2007 Vol.88 No.s 1 to 30
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.29
Season Review No.30
Official NRL Big League Annual

2008 Vol.89 No.s 1 to 31
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2009 Vol.90 No.s 1 to 31
Season Preview un-numbered
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2010 Vol.91 No.s 1 to 31
All Stars Programme not Big League but published by News Magazines.
Season Preview un-numbered
Gr
and Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2011 Vol.92 No.s 1 to 31
Little League magazine removed and included as 2 page section at end of the program
All Stars Programme not Big League but published by News Magazines.
Season Preview un-numbered

Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2012 Vol.93 No.s 1 to 31
All Stars Programme not Big League but published by News Magazines.
Season Preview un-numbered

Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2013 Vol.94 No.s 1 to 31
"Est. 1920" added to logo(note that Season Preview has an error with "Est. 1921")
All Stars Programme not Big League but published by News Magazines.
Season Preview un-numbered

Rep Round issue April 18 to 24 un-numbered.Note first Big League logo'd Test Programme since 1988.
Special Issue 40 years of Big League issued in September
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2014 Vol.95 No.s 1 to 31
Season Preview un-numbered(note repeats previous year error with "Est. 1921" on logo)
Rep Round issue May 1 to 7 un-numbered.
State of Origin Programmes now have Big League logo for the first time since 1990. 3 programmes issued one for each game un-numbered.
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
6 x Programme/Poster Booklets issued for Four Nations(Oct 25,Nov 1,Nov 2,Nov 8,Nov 9 & Nov 15) all have Big League logo but are un-numbered. Small format fold out to a poster contains teams and game info.
Official NRL Big League Annual

2015 Vol.96 No.s 1 to 31
All Stars Programme not Big League but published by Big League
Season Preview un-numbered
Rep Round issue April 30 to May 6 un-numbered.

3 x State of Origin programmes un-numbered.
Grand Final No.30 
Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual

2016 Vol.97 No.s 1 to 31
New logo & revised format the centre Programme section removed and team lists now moved to back pages.
All Stars Programme/Poster Booklet(same as 2014 Four Nations) not Big League but published by Big League
Season Preview un-numbered(still with old logo)

Rep Round issue May 5 to 11 un-numbered.
3 x State of Origin programmes un-numbered.
Grand Final No.30 

Season Review No.31
Official NRL Big League Annual
 

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