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National Rugby League, Players Close To Agree On New Collective Bargaining Agreement
Published February 1, 2013
A NEW ERA: In Sydney, Michael Chammas reported Mattiske "will hand the keys to the castle to new NRL CEO Dave Smith on Friday morning with the game on the verge of what he believes is a golden era." Mattiske said, "We now present the game to a new CEO, with the game in a stronger position than it has ever been in with a new five-year plan that is backed by the game's greatest ever media rights deal and some really solid sponsorship partnerships at all levels of the game" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 2/1).