It looks like the NRL have taken a bit of a hit today in Court: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...l/news-story/3d8394f8bb229e9118aa011bf1b624bf One of things they were relying on to justify the introduction of their 'no-fault' policy is historical evidence of their NPS or Net Promotor Score, which is essentially how likely someone is to recommend the NRL to another person. The NRL's case thus far has been that because of the off field incidents, the NRL's NPS has been reducing and this reduction has required the introduction of the policy. The judge, has thrown out the evidence for a lack of relevance to the case. I am a law student, but am not quite sure with the precise question of law that is being put to the Federal Court. My understanding is that this is an issue of administrative law; the NRL is a body which was presumably empowered by Federal Act and can make decisions within the ambit of the authority delegated to them. They will not be able to violate fundamental freedoms which include principles of natural justice - i.e. the right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence. So the case will turn on whether the NRL had the authority to bring in this policy. All in all, looks like a bit of a blow to the NRL's case and we might be seeing JDB and Dylan Walker back in action sooner rather than later!