All seven independent commissioners on the ARLC board have voted unanimously in support of embattled Chairman John Grant.
In a statement released on NRL.com, the commissioners said:
“…It is highly disappointing that they have taken this course of action given John’s unwavering commitment to the game over the last five years,” the Commissioners said.
“John’s appointment as inaugural Chair recognised his qualities as a successful business man, who as a former Kangaroo, was ideally suited to take the game forward. He has since undertaken his role without bias and with the best interests of the game as his priority at all times.
“The Commission has an obligation to do what is right for the whole of game, not only for the elite game but also for grassroots, the women’s game, participation and our digital future – and that is what we have sought to achieve.
“We unanimously and resolutely support John and believe it is in the best interests of the game for him to remain as Chair.”