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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Super League Offensive

SYDNEY () -- Media baron Rupert Murdoch's Super League said Tuesday it planned to recruit top players from clubs loyal to Australia's established rugby league body.

Super League chief executive John Ribot said his organization intended to open negotiations with players under contract with the Australian Rugby League, or ARL, the sport's traditional rulers.

The move follows the Super League's comprehensive legal victory over the ARL on Friday when an appeals court reversed an earlier ban and freed Murdoch's rebel competition to kick off next year.