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NRL to introduce extra-time for finals

  • NRL to introduce extra-time for finals

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04: Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys celebrates with team mates after kicking the winning field goal during the 2015 NRL Grand Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium on October 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

The NRL is preparing to scrap golden point for finals games, after the powerful competition committee on Tuesday approved the introduction of extra time.

The recommendation must now be rubber-stamped at the next meeting of the ARL Commission but is expected to be introduced this year.

Under the rule change, five minutes of extra time will be played each way, with the game to go to golden point if the scores are still deadlocked.

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