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Rugby League Players Association Pushes For Independent Panel

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 17

The Rugby League Players Association will push for integrity matters "to be decided by an independent panel" in exchange for granting the National Rugby League's request to have access to players' phone records , bank accounts and tax returns in "what would be the game's biggest overhaul of th...

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