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NRL Backflips on Singing National Anthem at State of Origin

The National Rugby League (NRL) has backflipped on its decision to scrap the national anthem at Wednesday’s State of Origin opener after an intervention from Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Barely two hours after the decision was made public to axe the anthem from the pre-match ceremony, Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) chairman Peter V’landys has bowed to a backlash and reinstated it. It’s understood Morrison intervened by contacting V’landys and pleading the case for strong national unity after a year of hardship. “This is a welcome decision by the NRL,” the prime minister said on Thursday. “The NRL have done the right thing by listening to their fans and acting quickly to overturn their choice not to play the national anthem at the Origin series. “We have all faced a year of struggle and heartbreak and it has never been more important to be coming together to celebrate Australia and …

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