A MEETING of NSW Rugby League members on October 18 will be asked to approve a new constitution in a landmark move that would allow rugby league in this State to be governed by one body for the first time in more than 80 years.
The NSWRL and Country Rugby League (CRL) announced details in August of their joint vision plans to work towards a merger into a single entity by November 1, 2020, but both parties have worked together to make that happen 12 months earlier (November 1 this year).
The proposed merger would allow for significantly more combined resources to deliver rugby league programs and competitions across the whole State, with existing NSWRL and CRL staff assured their employment is secure.
It will also unlock a significant investment in the game from the National Rugby League (NRL).
Changes in governance would be reflected from November 1 if the move goes ahead.