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The Rugby League Research Board formed in 2007 to drive research priorities in the game in Australia. Rugby League’s five year Strategic Plan at the time made a commitment to undertake research in a number of areas.

The game’s national bodies (Australian Rugby League, National Rugby League, Australian Rugby League Development) strongly endorsed the need for research and were keen to formalise a structure to underpin the conduct of research into all areas of the game.

In 2015, NRL formally endorsed the Research Board, charter and structure relating to the NRL and ARLC.

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.