Warriors Denied.

The National Rugby League has decided against granting the New Zealand Warriors' request for a 10 year licence.

The club wants to undertake a multi-million dollar redevelopment of home ground Ericsson Stadium, and they've been told by the Auckland Regional Council the money will only be granted if the club's place in the league is guaranteed for the next decade.

But the NRL has decided against granting a formal extension of the Warriors' licence, although the chief executive David Gallop says he will go back to the club with a position which should enable the redevelopment to proceed.