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NRL clubs appoint negotiating group

David Beniuk 21/09/2011 08:08:08 PM Comments (0)

Restless NRL clubs will appoint a representative group of chairmen and chief executives to negotiate their licensing agreement with the league.

All 16 clubs were represented at a meeting in Sydney on Wednesday, when a decision was taken to form the committee in an attempt to have agreements finalised by November 1.

The clubs want to ensure the contracts adequately cater for future revenue expected to be earned by a new broadcast rights deal the NRL hopes can earn up to $1.4 billion.

They are reportedly also frustrated at the progress of negotiations for the new rights and delays in the start-up of rugby league's independent commission.

"The clubs met to discuss the suite of contractual documents they need to sign between now and the fist of November (when the new season officially begins)," clubs spokesman David Trodden told AAP.

"All 16 clubs were represented at the meeting and all of the clubs overwhelmingly have a desire to make sure that the commission is in place by the first of November, and they're overwhelmingly supportive of the commissioners who've been appointed as well.

"They recognise that the contractual documents that they need to sign are important documents that have to be properly reviewed.

"What the clubs decided today was to appoint a representative group of chairmen and CEOs who would meet with the relevant constituent bodies for that review process to take place straight away, with a view to having everything in place by the first of November."

It is understood the license agreements, with which the clubs agree to be part of the NRL, were distributed last week and the group is hoping to begin negotiations within the next fortnight.

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