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Unanimous Vote on Historic Governance Change

NSW Rugby League members (Friday 18 October) voted unanimously to approve a new constitution in a landmark move that will see Rugby League in NSW governed by one body for the first time in more than 80 years.

The decision was also supported by Country Rugby League (CRL) members who earlier voted to wind up the organisation’s operations, effective immediately.

The changes in governance will also be effective immediately from Friday 18 October 2019 (more than 12 months earlier than originally planned), with all existing NSWRL and CRL staff working for a single merged entity.

Due to the merger, the CRL website has been redirected to

Relevant news and competition information will be migrated across to in the coming weeks.

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Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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