The secret modelling that shows NRL will create 12 more games with 17th team
By Adam PengillySeptember 24, 2021 — 11.30am
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NRL ScoreboardNRLFull fixturesThe NRL plans to add 12 matches to its regular season total, play more club games during the State of Origin period and reduce its reliance on the Broncos for prime-time television slots under secret modelling for a 17-team competition.
On the eve of the Australian Rugby League Commission’s decision whether to formally add a new Brisbane franchise for its 2023 season, the Herald has obtained details of how advanced the NRL is preparing for a new team after mapping out a competition structure.