Pacific and New Zealand teams option for 18th NRL team – FBC News

The Dolphins may have been licensed to be the 17th team in the NRL, but there is still room for another team.

Today, NRL general manager Adrew Abdo said they have already set their sights on expanding to 18 teams.

Abdo also offered the Pacific Islands as another option.

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He says they need to consider all parts of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific when considering expansion.

If the NRL were to increase to 18, that would allow the league to jump to 225 games per year, allow an additional time slot every weekend, and potentially open the door to competitive conferences.


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