4 Jul 2014

NRL red-faced over draw

10:13 am on 4 July 2014

NRL officials were left red-faced when they were forced to cancel the release of their end-of-season schedule at the last minute due to player welfare oversights.

There were at least two instances - involving Wests Tigers and Manly - where clubs were given only a four-day turnaround between matches, which is unacceptable under the game's collective bargaining agreement.

The NRL announced on Thursday night that the schedule for the final six rounds of the regular season had now been completed and would be released on Friday.