The 2013 NRL draw will be released next week.
NRL General Manager of Football Operations Mr Nathan McGuirk said today that while the draw was close to finalisation there were a number of steps needed to ensure that there was the greatest possible alignment of contractual obligations and club requests.
“This has been the most complex draw process we have attempted,” Mr McGuirk said.
“The modelling so far looks really exciting but we are not at the point yet where we can finalise the draw and I expect that will happen next week.
“Our focus here is on delivering the best result and that is what we believe we can achieve.”