Should NRL clubs get perpetual licences? July 8, 2016 - 8:54AM Steve Mascord Rugby league columnist DISCORD Is the NRL right to offer its current 16 clubs permanent places in the competition? Clubs have reportedly accepted, in principle, an advance of $1.125 million each which will take the form of a loan until the new licensing agreements can be agreed upon. These licences grant the teams franchises "in perpetuity". There is still much work to do before the 16 clubs and headquarters can agree on these agreements, however. Click here to read the full article at smh.com.au.