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Victoria possibility for grand last says Peter V’landys



Rugby league boss Peter V’landys is ready to take the NRL grand last to Melbourne this yr, sending a warning to the NSW authorities to pay up for the occasion.

The NRL decider has been performed in Sydney in all however one yr since 1908 – when the 2021 grand last was moved to Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium because of COVID-19 restrictions.

V’landys threatened to maneuver final yr’s decider earlier than finally maintaining it in Sydney, however stated the NSW authorities would have “to get the chequebook out” to maintain the grand last once more this yr.

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The Australian Rugby League Fee chairman instructed The Age and Sydney Morning Herald that the prospect of the grand last being performed on the MCG “might be an possibility for us”.

V’landys’ feedback got here after Go to Victoria CEO Brendan McClements advised the state was eager so as to add to its checklist of showpiece sporting occasions.

McClements made it clear that Victoria is eyeing this yr’s NRL grand last in addition to key matches within the 2027 Rugby World Cup.

”Peter (V’landys) additionally stated not too long ago: ‘I have not obtained a deal for the NRL grand last.’ It is a purely business choice. Our cellphone hasn’t rung,” he stated on the SportNXT convention in Melbourne.

“I’ve obtained 35,000 extra seats for Peter. In a purely business choice, that’s $4-5 million ready for him. So, I wish to discuss to Peter at some stage about that.”

Victoria isn’t any stranger to internet hosting key rugby league fixtures, having hosted a number of State of Origin clashes through the years, the newest being the 2018 sequence opener which NSW received 22-12.

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