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Coates Hire State of Origin Partnership. NRL

NRL State Of Origin Announces Four-Year Deal With Coates

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he NRL has announced equipment hire and solutions provider, Coates, as a new partner for the State of Origin series.

The new deal has been secured for four years with NRL CEO, Andrew Abdo, saying the organisation was delighted to be working with Coates.

“This long-term partnership highlights the strength of Origin which is now played in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide,” Abdo said.

“There’s no stronger rivalry or more watched sporting series in Australia than Ampol State of Origin and this partnership, like all of partnerships, will benefit the whole rugby league ecosystem,” he said.

On the new deal, Coates chief executive, Murray Vitlich, said: “We’ve seen a lot of similarities in how we run our business and what the NRL has stood for over the past 12 months; find a solution, put your current fans first and work to inspire new ones.”

“Through this partnership we’ll help build new experiences across the country through one of the true crown jewels of Australian sport, the Ampol State of Origin Series.

“From Adelaide last year to Townsville this year and onto Perth next year, it truly is a national platform.

“We’re excited to be a part of it and to help the NRL build new experiences for its fans,” he said.