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NRL set for US 2019

Saturday, March 03, 2018

THE National Rugby League is set to play a Telstra Premiership match in the United States as early as next year.

Multiple media reports say the game is set to be played in the US, with planning already underway to make it a reality.

It is likely that the two sides who play in the US would be given extended breaks on either side of the long trip in order to deal with the minimum 12-hour flight players would face in both directions.

NRL chief executive officer Todd Greenberg told Fairfax Media that planning was well advanced.

"We're in discussions about that now," Greenberg said. "It's a big landing process on a number of fronts. You need to work with the broadcasters, you've also got to work through travel, recovery. But it's certainly on our radar.

"The destinations in North America are available in a good broadcast timeslot, so that's what we're looking at."

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