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Representatives of the Perth NRL expansion bid have met with former Parramatta coach Brad Arthur ahead of an ARL Commission meeting on Wednesday that could decide the future of the sport.
Sources talking under the condition of anonymity due to the confidential nature of discussions told this masthead that a Perth bid representative met with Arthur on Monday as part of its push to enter the competition as early as 2027.

The chairman of the Western Australian government working group responsible for the NRL bid, Peter Tinley, was in Sydney on Monday to meet with the sport’s key stakeholders.


He met with NRL executives and Foxtel boss Patrick Delany to better position the Perth bid ahead of an NRL announcement that could be made as early as Wednesday.

They have also been in discussions with the Newtown Jets about a partnership. Tinley met with Arthur after learning the coach’s partner was born and raised in Perth and still has family residing on the west coast of Australia. Arthur has also been linked to the vacant Leeds Rhinos job in the Super League.


The Papua New Guinea expansion bid is still before government, with the NRL now shifting its focus to including a team based in Port Moresby as the 19th team.