SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: NRL CEO Todd Greenberg speaks to the media during a NRL Media opportunity in recognition of the NRL becoming the first national sporting organisation to reach 'Elevate' status, at Rugby League Central on August 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

NRL Chief Executive Officer, Todd Greenberg, has opened up about talks regarding NRL expansion.

Greenberg believes that the clubs must work out what is the best move going forward.

“The question is what is the best footprint for the sport,” Greenberg said in a press conference.

“I hope in 12 months I’m much, much better placed to make some recommendations to the commissioner.

The broadcasting rights that the NRL signed last year ends in 2022 with the CEO making it clear that the structure will not change until the end of that deal.

“We are in the start of what is a five-year cycle as we just finished the first year, so 2022 is our broadcast agreement with Fox and Nine,” he stated.

“Any concept of additional teams or a change in the format or the structure of the competition would flow after 2022.

Greenberg believes to have a national competition, it doesn’t mean that every state needs to have a team.

“To have a truly nation game doesnt mean you have to have a competition that comes across clubs in every state,” Greenberg said.

“You can have a footprint without having teams in every state.

“That’s why the importance of us seeding games in Melbourne with our flagship events like Origin, Perth, Adelaide, it is why we are looking to expand in some of those spaces.”


  1. The only way forward for the NRL is to rid itself of greenburg.
    Since he took the reins, the code has nosedived off a cliff.

  2. Its hard to reconcile what he is saying about seeding NRL games in different states and playing origin in Melbourne. Last I checked we already had a team in Melbourne. I guess you call that ad lib failure. Neither Greenberg nor Beattie inspire any level of confidence at all…. Both are raging spin brokers.

  3. He hasn’t told us anything new here. We already know expansion won’t happen until the new broadcast deal, what we need to know is where the teams will be and what is the plan to ensure they are financially viable and competitive on the field.

  4. Get the current competition right before expanding. The main reason the NRL would be backing an expansion is the chance to make even more money through TV rights. More games and in another states + more viewers therefore more advertising revenue for the winning TV rights bidder. The NRL in 2022 will be asking for a lot more $$$ for coverage rights.

  5. I’m confused. Didn’t Beattie say his priority was expanding the game? Where does that leave Honest Pete? I also don’t understand why expansion is determined by Fox and Nine contracts. The lunatics are running the asylum!

  6. Because Souffths Sydney think that the East Coast of Sydney is South, Why not send them further East to Norfolk Island and expand the game out that way. πŸ’ͺπŸŽ±πŸ‘Ž

  7. expansion would be great …..but i agree with previous posts the current competition needs to be sorted first
    salary cap / TPAs / short turn arounds / player behaviour etc etc etc
    is there any point creating another couple of teams (anywhere) if it lowers the standard of the competition?
    An independent review would be great to see….the people looking at it now are payed by the league so they wont give a truly independent review?

    • Woody is allowed to call you delusional Souths fans out when they say stuff like they have cheated every premiership they have won, reg used to say that Napa was on 850k a year and the other one where roosters are paying critchton 1mil you you just make numbers up in your head, you will be called out on it.

      • HAHAHA……your ignorance is endless and the garbage you roosters talk is mind boggling….lol
        Once again you cant call me out on anything as i havent stated any $$ figures anywhere ….I said Reg’s suggestion was close to the mark….once again another example of you talking garbage ….hahaha
        when you can talk honestly feel free to place a another reply
        This is becoming a very fun pass time reading your and wood chooks garbage….hahaha

        • Clowns🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑 like you Rabbit Crazy are spupersonic nitwits. BacktoBack19 is talking FACTS, yet you say you have never given out a figure when it comes to contracts of the Roosters, when in fact you have. By saying Reg is close to the mark, confirms you are saying that the ridiculous amounts RegNero makes up that you agree with him.

          How close to the mark is Reg on Critchton RabbitCrazy❓❓❓❓❔❓❔❓ 600, 700, 800 900 or close to the mark of 985. Another Reg rEGAN Disciple spreading his false gospel. From now on Rabbit Crazy I christen you Mohamad😷

  8. Woodchook is the complete w@nker, no matter what he says nobody believes Easts are under the cap no matter what woody says, Easts need to be relocated so they can spend money on juniors, woody’s take on development players masks the fact that they steal other clubs best juniors which they raise from nappy grade, he knows what i have been saying is true but just won’t admit it, Easts are a disgrace to the NRL and are THE reason loyalty has gone out of the game.

    Easts are the reason why clubs who raise juniors from the start can’t get salary relief , cause they don’t want to invest in juniors from a young age, this is the reason why Easts have to be relocated so the can invest in juniors.

    • Hey Penso…..i couldn’t agree more about the juniors…..somehow i doubt it will happen regardless of how much sense it might make ……..and while uncle Nick is there

    • Penso Souths stole a large region of the Eastern Suburbs to claim our juniors. Read this link and learn some facts. Stop being a self righteous wanna be know it all when you are so ignorant of the factual truth.

      And while your at it Penso the ignoramus educate your puny mind on these facts how Souths acquired Roosters juniors, If you bother to read this article and educate yourself then head straight to the section TURF WARS.

      Then after reading this HISTORY, and you still hold your ignorant views in the same fashion. Then put simply. You will be self labeled as an 1d10tπŸ’ͺπŸ‘΄πŸ‘πŸ“

    • Penz0 the Roosters stole nobody’s juniors in the NRL when they brought these young kids to the club and put them through the Roosters development training program.

      Boyd Cordner Taree, NSW
      Latrell Mitchell, Taree, NSW
      Joseph Manu, Hamilton, NZ
      Victor Radley, Clovelly, NSW
      Jake Friend, Noosa, Qld
      Mitchell Aubusson, Ballina, NSW
      Isaac Liu, NZ

      Remember Soufths knocked a heap of the Roosters junior territory off and a quarter of Soufths juniors who debut for them are really juniors from the Roosters original junior teams. Including the Likes of Wing and Annasta. But those seven names who played in this years grand final came from no other NRL CLUB and only country regions except Radley who is a city boy. They have been in all the Roosters rep junior teams and worked their way through to debut at the Roosters. That’s seven of this years Premiership winning team PLUS if you add Tupou, Matterson, who debut in the NRL from the Roosters lower grades and through in JWH, Taukeiaho who established their skills at the Roosters then we have a team that was entirely turned into premiership winners from the great coaching techniques of the Roosters and the Roosters alone. Say no more.

      Its high and mighty to claim juniors born and bred in your district but when you do the home work then your reserch will prove that many Souths JUNIORS are in fact original juniors that was once held by the Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Football ClubπŸ’ͺπŸŽ±πŸ‘πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

  9. Penz0 don’t be foolish, Soufths premirship wiining team that they purchased in 2014 was made up of plenty of players that you bought from all over the place also.
    Chris McQueen Wynnum-Manly Qld = Brisbane Junior before moving to Soufths
    Luke Keary Kellyville, NSW Parra Juniors Originally, later moved to the Gold Coast juniors before moving to Souffths
    Apisai Koroisau Canterbury Junior before moving to Souffths
    Kirisome Auva’a Melbourne Junior Originally then played with Cronulla before moving to Soufths
    David Tyrrell East Brisbane, Brisbane Junior before moving to Souffths.
    Kyle Turner Coonabarabran, NSW. Like a lot of Roosters who come through the development program from the bush SOUFFTHS HAVE A NUMBER OF THESE PLAYERS ALSO, including their current 5/8 Walker but these don’t count in Penz0’s eyes.
    Jason Clark unofficially these days a Roosters junior playing for Coogee Randwick Wombats who were a Roosters Junior District club in the 1950’s before the NSWRL handed them over to Souffths.

    So Pensoil that’s seven players you thought were locals when they clearly are not then add on this bunch of imports with those seven
    Greg Inglis
    Lote Tuqiri
    George Burgess
    Sam Burgess
    Thomas Burgess
    Ben Te’o
    So how do you explain these facts of Rabbit life β“β“β“β“πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

    Like I said before Penz0, people like you love to attack the Roosters to take the attention off Souffths. just so you can hide the truth that Souffths are much more guilty of the accusations you direct at the Roosters Your team ended up with 13 imports all from other junior clubs where our Premiership winning team of 2018 developed 6 country region players who came from no NRL JUNIOR CLUB plus what you love to call a locally born player who. Would you prefer your internet goggy eggs now to splatter on your head or latter. No I will dish then=m out nowπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š

  10. Penz0 is the complete w@nker no matter what he says nobody believes Souffths have a complete team of local juniors. Lets face it Sutton and this list below played junior footy for this once upon a time Roosters junior club before the NSWRL handed this club and a few many more over to Souffths because Souffths district was rapidly becoming industrialised and so the League hierarchy drained Rooster junior teams to top up Souffthz.

    Heres a list of only recent players who should be Rooster LOCAL JUNIORS

    Scott Wilson (1988–99)πŸ“
    Craig Wing (1998-09 South Sydney Rabbitohs & Sydney Roosters)πŸ“
    Ryan Cross (1998-06 Sydney Roosters)πŸ“
    Todd Byrne (2001-07 Sydney Roosters & New Zealand Warriors)πŸ“
    Michael Berne (2002 South Sydney Rabbitohs)πŸ“
    Reni Maitua (2003-13 Canterbury Bulldogs, Cronulla, Parramatta)πŸ“
    John Sutton (2004- South Sydney Rabbitohs)πŸ“
    Chris Enahoro (2004-05 South Sydney Rabbitohs)πŸ“
    Ryan Shortland (2007-08 Melbourne Storm & New Zealand Warriors)πŸ“
    Peter Betham (2008- NSW Waratahs)[2]πŸ“
    Jason Clark (2009- South Sydney Rabbitohs)πŸ“
    Blake Ayshford (2009- Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks & New Zealand Warriors).[3]πŸ“
    Nathan Ross (2015- Newcastle Knights).[4]πŸ“
    Campbell Graham (2017 South Sydney Rabbitohs)πŸ“
    Matthew Bowman (2002 NSW WaratahsπŸ“

    pENZ0 do some reserch mate and get the truth happening will yaπŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜†

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