NRL expansion: Battle set to begin

Via The Courier Mail

Peter Badel

The NRL is set to officially launch a tender process for expansion from April as ARL Commission boss Peter V’landys ramps up plans to introduce a second Brisbane team to rival the Broncos.

The Courier-Mail can reveal the NRL will seek formal bids from the Dolphins, Firehawks and Brisbane Jets within six weeks pending a final analysis from the governing body on whether the code can afford to expand to 17 teams.

The imminent call for tenders is the most compelling sign yet NRL expansion is real — and V’landys is leading the charge for a fourth Queensland team in 2023 despite the latest financial figures to hit the code.

 

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