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Seven ‘interested’ in NRL rights, Ten backs away

Maika Sivo of the Eels runs the ball during the round 2 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels (by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Seven has reportedly reached out to the National Rugby League about potentially picking up rights to the Australian club competition, but fellow commercial broadcaster Ten is said to have declined to become involved in any free-to-air games that may become available.

The Sydney Morning Herald said Seven has made contact with the NRL, with current free-to-air partner Nine seeking to offload one of its three matches.

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