Australian Rugby League Commissioner Megan Davis says NRL has strong relationship with First Nations community following Hawthorn AFL scandal

“We don’t compare ourselves to other codes. As a code, we don’t presume to be perfect. We get some things wrong and we get some things right. We muddle through things. We are alive and vigilant to the ever-present scourge of racism within the game. Again, we don’t always get things right. But the Australian Rugby League Commission takes our relationship with mob very seriously.”

Rugby league became the first Australian sport to appoint an Indigenous player as its national captain when Beetson captained the 1973 Kangaroos side against France. As of last year, 13 per cent of its…

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