League Notes: Emirati Drivers To Receive Free Licenses
Free licenses for competitive racing will be issued to all Emirati drivers in '13. The move is part of an ongoing commitment by the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE "to encourage greater participation among Emiratis" (GULF NEWS, 10/8). ... The Australian Rugby League Commission "is close to finalising a proposal that could solve the issue of State of Origin eligibility" by preventing players who have represented the junior Kiwis [New Zealand] declaring allegiance to Australia. Junior Test matches currently do not count toward full eligibility (AAP, 10/11).