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NRL warned against changing minimum-age rule to keep 16-year-old Joseph Suaalii in rugby league – ABC News

The NRL is cautioned to tread carefully around making a potential rule change to keep the 16-year-old in the game amid a tug-of-war with rugby union to secure his signature.



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The NRL has been warned against making an exemption to its age eligibility rules in order to keep teenage sensation Joseph Suaalii in rugby league.

  • Peter V’landys said the ARLC would consider changes to allow Joseph Suaalii to make his NRL debut before he turned 18
  • Phil Gould does not want to see the NRL change its age requirements
  • Rugby Australia is interested in signing Suaalii, who represented the national schoolboys and under 18 team last year

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