ARL will not credit Lockyer with Super League Tests

The Board of the Australian Rugby League has today reaffirmed its position of not including Darren Lockyer’s four Super League appearances for Australia as ARL test caps.<br><br>Chief Executive Officer of the ARL, Mr. Geoff Carr, said; <br><br>“Both the Rugby Football League and the New Zealand Rugby League joined Super League so that is why they count their test matches as official test caps,” Mr. Carr said.<br><br>“The ARL counts tests as those which are played for the Kangaroos or under the control of the ARL.<br><br>“The ARL has treated the situation the same for the last 13 years and we have support from the National Rugby League as well as Rugby League historians.<br><br>“Darren’s four tests are still counted but they are in a different category.”<br><br>The Board also agreed to put forth an amendment to the Board of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) regarding the laws concerning the corner post.<br><br>With the general consensus being that the corner post should be removed from being included in the definition of the field of play.<br><br>The RLIF Board will meet on Thursday May 6 in Melbourne prior to the VB Test Match on Friday May 7.