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NRL explores pre-season match in US

(L-R) Russell Crowe, Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman at an NRL match in Sydney, September 2012. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australia's National Rugby League is looking at running a pre-season match in the US, and could exploit its links to Hollywood to get the plan moving, according to media reports.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that US-based NRL club owner Scott Penn is one of the main figures pushing the idea. Penn's Manly Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs are the two teams tipped to take part, in 2023.

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