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“NRL’s Priority Is Perth First, PNG Second, South Island In New Zealand Third” Brent Read On Expansion Latest

The NRL expansion battles heats up and Brent Read has the latest on where the 18th team is likely going to end up after reports of a Perth and Newtown Jets merger getting the pip over Papua New Guinea and even North Sydney Bears.

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“There’s a big meeting with the commission on June 26th where they’ll sit down and formalise a roadmap as to how expansion will take place.

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“They’re priority is Perth and PNG but the sense we’re getting is that it will be Perth first”

Ready elaborates that the third and final expansion team will most likely be a New Zealand South Island franchise.