NRL backs down on plan to scrap national anthem at State of Origin

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* Scott Morrison reportedly joins fan opposition * Indigenous players refused to sing anthem last yearThe NRL has backflipped on a decision not to play the national anthem during this year’s State of Origin series after a backlash from fans, with Peter V’landys saying the initial decision “was never about politics”. The decision to scrap Advance Australia Fair ahead of next week’s 2020 series opener was made by an independent commission on Wednesday following consultation with the chairmen of the NSW and Queensland rugby leagues. Continue reading...

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