The NRL\'s major sponsor embarrassment

The fact that the National Rugby League still has not signed up its major sponsor for the 2007 season is a major embarrassment for the NRL, and the game. It again raises serious questions about the influence Channel Nine exercises over a game to which it has exclusive free to air rights.

Telstra has been the major NRL sponsor since 2000. It has been the Telstra Premiership, rugby league