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NRLW Broncos five-eighth Raecene McGregor.

Interim NRL CEO Andrew Abdo has confirmed women's rugby league remains a priority for the code and will be included in ongoing discussions as part of a new broadcast deal, which could be announced as early as next week.

The future of the NRLW and women's State of Origin fixture, which was scheduled for June 19, has been under a cloud since the NRL season came to a halt in March.

However, Abdo was confident of announcing a schedule for the women's game in the coming weeks when answering questions at a media conference on Friday.

"The women's game is a priority and something we're all very passionate about," Abdo said.

"It has been part of the discussions and remains a priority for us but we haven't finalised what their schedule looks like this year and that will be something we will finalise in the coming weeks."

Previously, the NRLW and Origin fixture was not part of the current broadcast rights cycle until a makeshift agreement was reached before the inaugural season in 2018.

The movements bode well for the game's elite women despite comments from Warriors CEO Cameron George last week surrounding their club's future in the competition.

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