Story: Amateurism and professionalism

Professional Australasian championships: National Rugby League (3rd of 4)

Professional Australasian championships: National Rugby League

A soaring Josh Hoffman of the Brisbane Broncos lands on Warriors hooker Nathan Friend during a National Rugby League (NRL) match in Auckland in May 2012.  Friend, an Australian, moved to the Warriors after playing for the Broncos and other Australian teams. The only non-Australian team in the NRL, the Auckland-based Warriors reached the grand final in 2002 and 2011.

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Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - Rise of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/38010/professional-australasian-championships-national-rugby-league (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013