Players have reacted to the announcement that the AFL will be launching its new game, AFL: The Next Game.
The game, which is currently played in Australia, is based on the current Australian Rules Football (ARFL) competition.
It is being launched on the NRL’s blockbuster blockbuster NRL Network in the US.
It is being touted as a way for NRL clubs to diversify and compete against AFL clubs that have a global reach.
Players have been lining up to watch AFL: THE NEXT GAME, which will see players compete in two of the sport’s biggest sports.
“It’s an exciting moment,” Wests Tigers NRL coach Nathan Brown said.
Brown said he expected NRL players to take part in the game.
“[The NRL] has been on top of the game for a while and the game is still growing and expanding, and it’s good to see the NRL stepping in.”
The NRL announced that it will be holding its AFL: ANZAC day-long competition at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
The competition, which kicks off at 7:30pm AEDT, will see the best young players from the AFL-AFL competition, the AFL: Gold Coast Swans, compete against the best youngsters from the NRL, the NRL: Townsville Blackhawks, and AFL: Canberra Raiders.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome AFL: the Next Game to our NRL family,” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.
“The NRL is already working closely with AFL clubs to develop the game in an effort to deliver the best game possible for fans.”AFL: THE NEW GAME will see AFL clubs competing in two-game seasons, and will be played at ANG Stadium in Canberra.
It is the first time AFL clubs have competed in a two-year competition.
For more information on the game, you can read our AFL: Australia series.