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NRL and broadcasters agree to May 28 resumption

After weeks of tense negotiations, the NRL has today struck a deal with broadcast partners Channel Nine and Fox Sports.

The broadcasters have agreed to resume the game on May 28 as per the NRL’s proposal, and a decision determining the length of the season is expected early next week.

A season of 17 rounds is the most likely scenario, with State of Origin to be played soon after the finals.

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Cronulla Sharks halfback Chad Townsend told James Willis “it’s good news for us as players.”

“For a long time there we were in the dark about what would happen.”

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