More stories from the Queensland Rugby League, read more articles From the Queensland rugby league’s website: A player is free to accept a contract with any team and a player may sign with any club, regardless of their previous club’s eligibility.
Players may not be offered a new contract in the same season as they have one.
A player may accept a new club if they have a current club eligible for the offer.
A player who has been suspended for more than six months from a club or who has a record of being suspended from a team in the past two seasons is ineligible to sign a contract.
A club may not offer a new player a contract that would allow them to compete for the team’s number one jersey.
The NRL’s rules on construction will change for players from all NRL clubs.
The new rules will also apply to players from the Brisbane Broncos, Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders, although it is not yet clear whether this will apply to their NRL club status.
A club can sign a player who is ineligible for selection for their club, but the player is not free to sign with a club, according to the rules.
In the future, players from clubs with less than six NRL games to play will be eligible for selection, regardless if they are eligible for a contract from the NRL.
Players will not be allowed to accept contracts from clubs who have been on probation for a period longer than two years.
In a statement, NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg said: “The NRL will continue to work with the Clubs to ensure the rules around construction are fully aligned with the clubs ethos and the values of the game.”
What you need to know about the construction rules: