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NRL Seeks Advice From AFL As It Prepares To Implement Spending Cap

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

The National Rugby League has "sought the counsel of its greatest competitor," the Australian Football League, as it "prepares to adopt the biggest equalisation measure since the introduction of the salary cap," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Rugby League Central is "pre...

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