High Court ruling won't affect
make-up of premiership

The National Rugby League has confirmed today's High Court decision will have no effect on the make-up of the 15-team premiership.

The NRL says it has already detailed plans to renew the licenses of all 15 clubs and is in the process of finalising draft agreements for the clubs. NRL chief executive David Gallop says the case was never going to affect South Sydney's future in the competition in anyway. Gallop says the Rabbitohs are a valued part of the competition and that the league will continue to work with them in the years ahead.

The High Court today ruled that News Limited did not breach the Trade Practices Act by excluding Souths from the NRL in 2000.