The NRL is planning 10 matches in Las Vegas with talks underway for Irish rockers U2 to help promote the game in America, according to media reports on Sunday.
The league has long wanted to stage games in the United States as a way to grow the sport outside of Australia, where it is hugely popular.
The sport’s boss, Peter V’landys, told News Corp he was in the final stages of formalising a deal to kick off their 2024 season at Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium.
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It is part of a five-year plan for a total of 10 premiership matches in the city, featuring all 17 teams, until the end of 2028.
“Vegas will go ahead,” he said. “I believe in the next two weeks it will be sorted, we are very close.
“(The double-header plan) has now gone from being a three-day…