The NSW Rugby League Board has provided approval for the Koori Rugby League Knockout to be held at Dubbo later this week despite misleading reports on social media earlier today. 

The event organisers, the Newcastle Yowies, only made application for the event to be sanctioned at 12.02pm today (Tuesday 25 September), a few hours after social media reports started to appear claiming the NSWRL had refused to sanction the event.

The NSWRL convened a special meeting of the Board this afternoon to consider the application and to ensure that all required public liability and insurance obligations have been satisfied in the interests of participant welfare. Newcastle Yowies has satisfied these requirements.