The NRL has revealed that it is holding what is describes as “very preliminary talks” with a number of interested parties over the sale of one of its clubs, Gold Coast Titans.
The governing body insisted that it is not a long-term holder of the Titans’ licence, and that they are looking to sell the club, following reports in Australia they could be set for a rebrand.
Rugby League Week reported earlier this week that the North Sydney Bears brand were looking to take on the Titans and rename them – but the NRL stressed in a statement that no decision has yet been made over the future of the club’s ownership.
They said: “The NRL said on Wednesday that it is not a long term holder of the Gold Coast Titans licence.
“A spokesman said the NRL will look to sell the club, but is patient, to ensure future ownership is the right fit for the club, the Gold Coast community and the game. It remains business as usual at the Titans.
“”The NRL has had very preliminary talks with several parties which have expressed interest in the Titans but those talks are still in the very early stages,” the spokesman said.
“”No decision has been made or is currently being considered about the future ownership of the club.””