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The Australian Rugby League Commission has conducted detailed briefings with the Queensland, NSW and Country Rugby Leagues as well as the Brisbane Broncos.

Meeting yesterday in Brisbane the Commission sent a clear message that it was focussed on a game-wide approach to Rugby League’s structure and funding.

“It is significant that we have held meetings in New Zealand, Melbourne and Brisbane as well as the Sydney head office and we will shortly be holding a meeting in Western Sydney,’ ARLC Chairman, Mr John Grant, said today.

“Today we met with each league individually to understand their issues and to have the chance to discuss their strategic planning.

“It is pretty clear already to everyone that we are looking at the future of the game without the constraints of previous structures and we need to make the most of that opportunity.

“The Queensland, NSW and Country Rugby Leagues were each able to articulate an incredible level of achievement and the growth in the game is exciting.

“What we need to do is ensure we are getting consistent information across the leagues, that we are removing some of the historical barriers to cooperation and that we are getting funds where they are most needed to grow the game.

“It is a big task but I have to say the spirit in the room was very positive with each of the parties.”

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