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History of RL administration

1907 Formation of the New South Wales Rugby League. 
1908  Formation of the Queensland Rugby Association (later Queensland Rugby League). 
1924  Formation of the Australian Board of Control (forerunner to the Australian Rugby League) in Sydney, which is charged with fostering the game on an international level. 
1934  Formation of the Country Rugby League of NSW. 
1967  Australian Board of Control becomes the Australian Rugby League. 
1983  Formation of a full-time Australian Rugby League secretariat in Sydney, with Ken Arthurson as Chairman and Bob Abbott as General Manager. 
1984  First meeting of the newly incorporated NSWRL nine-man Board of Directors. 
1995  For the first time, the ARL takes over the running of the new 20-team competition from the NSWRL. 
1997  The ARL and News Limited's Super League run separate competitions. 
1997  Historic series of meetings at Sydney Football Stadium in December brings about a peace deal between ARL and Super League. 
1998  Formation of the NRL Partnership between News Limited and the ARL to run the NRL competition and the game's key revenue rights. 
2012  Formation of the ARL Commission. 
Acknowledgement of Country

National 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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