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The Rugby League Research Committee is the key body within Australia that is responsible for facilitating the end-to-end process associated with the completion of research by third parties that will enhance the sport of Rugby League in Australia. The Research Committee also has broader responsibilities relating to advocacy, advice and capacity building across the industry, including:

  • Driving research & advocating an evidence-based approach
  • Advising on best practice & information sharing
  • Promoting industry collaboration & capacity building

Charter (high-level summary)

The Rugby League Research Committee is concerned with the following topic areas, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Sports Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Welfare & Personal/Professional Development
  • Administration & Coaching
  • Society & Culture/Diversity
  • Participation and Game Development, Volunteers
  • Recruiting and Talent/List Management
  • Refereeing/Officiating
  • some aspects of Consumer Research (as it relates to the game itself and not exclusively commercial outcomes).


For information on the history of the research program, please visit History.

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.