No-fault stand down rule

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) and the National Rugby League (NRL) welcome the withdrawal by Jack de Belin of his appeal concerning the NRL’s no‑fault stand down rule. 

The NRL’s no-fault stand down rule introduced in March 2019 and confirmed by the Federal Court in May continues to apply.

The Commission and the NRL take very seriously our responsibility to protect the reputation of the Game and its stakeholders.

We have always held the view that the no-fault stand down rule is in the best interests of the Game and are pleased that the legal challenge to this rule has now been concluded.

We continue to work with the Club to monitor the welfare of Mr de Belin.

ARLC Chair, Peter Beattie
NRL CEO, Todd Greenberg