The National Rugby League this week welcomed a NSW Government decision to provide funding to the West Maitland Junior Rugby League for better facilities.
The Telstra Premiership is off to a strong start with higher attendances, strong ratings and a massive social media response to the first round of matches.
Broncos and Titans members will be given the first opportunity to secure tickets to the standalone representative round which will feature five matches.
Four female representative players have been appointed as NRL Community Ambassadors, making them the first females to hold such roles.
More than one million people watched the opening game of the NRL Telstra Premiership on the Nine Network and the crowd was up 30 per cent on last year.
Brisbane Broncos forward Corey Parker will become the 22nd player to play 300 NRL matches when he takes the field against South Sydney tonight.
A strong desire to support match officials is behind changes to the Code of Conduct regarding the ability of coaches, players and officials to comment.
Rugby league's Modified Games Program for players between 6 and 12 years will undergo its first substantial law changes since their introduction in 1982.
Four newcomers have been included in a preliminary Australian Jillaroos squad ahead of their Test match against the Kiwi Ferns in May.
The NRL is today mourning the loss of former Australian and NSW coach Terry Fearnley, who has passed away aged 81.