More than ever rugby league is celebrating its connection with Indigenous Australia – and that was on display over the weekend.
According to the NRL’s website, 12 percent of NRL-contracted players are Indigenous compared with the just 2.8 percent of Australians who identify as having Aboriginal heritage according to the latest Census in 2016. And on top of that, 17 percent of grassroots players are Indigenous.
Meanwhile, Melbourne has recieved an extension as it decides whether to challenge skipper Cameron Smith and Sam Kasiano’s suspensions at the judiciary.
The Storm have until 3pm Monday to inform the NRL.