NRL commission close

An independent body reponsible for the running of the NRL could be a reality in less than a week, league bosses have confirmed.

News that work to create a new commission was nearing completion was announced at the NRL Annual Conference of Club Chief Executives and Chairmen.

The new commission, which is yet to formally adopt a constitution, would bring the game’s revenue and management structures under a single body

“The reports to the Annual Conference today suggest that the ground work is all but finalised and that in the weeks ahead the task will be for News Limited and the ARL to begin determining the Commissioners,” NRL Chief Executive, David Gallop, said.

“This is a process that was born out of a Chief Executives’ strategic planning conference in May 2008 and Michael Searle, who has headed the Game Restructure Committee since then, has today outlined the final steps in the process.

“It promises to be a significant move forward and one that will have benefits across the game.”

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