The NRL announced on Friday that there will be four themed rounds during the 2015 Telstra Premiership.
Head of Marketing, Lewis Pullen said the themed rounds, which focus attention on important aspects of Rugby League, would be:
• Play NRL (Round 3) – encouraging children and families to participate in Rugby League.
• Women In League (Round 10) – acknowledging the key role women play in the game.
• Heritage Round (Round 19) – partnering with the Men of League to recognise past players and the history of the game. It will include a charity element for injured players.
• Indigenous Round (Round 22) – supporting the huge contribution of Indigenous communities to Rugby League.
In addition, the NRL will stage one of its biggest rounds ever – with five games in five cities on ANZAC Day – as part of the commemoration of the 100 years of ANZAC.
Mr Pullen confirmed the themed rounds during a meeting with Club CEOs in Auckland today.
He said that, in addition to the Women in League Round, the Jillaroos will take centre stage at the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines this weekend when they play three games against the Kiwi Ferns.
"And 2015 will see the return of the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match – which is one of the highlights of the NRL calendar."