The National Rugby League (NRL), today has announced that it has signed an agreement with Allsport, the world’s premier sports photograph resource, as its official photographic agency. Under this agreement, Allsport will provide NRL with photographic services from every NRL premier, state of origin and international match for a minimum of the next three seasons.

Allsport, a Getty Images, Inc. brand, was the official photographer of last year’s Sydney Olympic Games, covering every event during the 17 days on behalf of the International Olympic Committee and Sydney Olympic Games Organizing Committee. Offering award-winning photographers and high-quality photographs, sports editors will now have access to the Allsport service of the most exciting and comprehensive images from NRL events. NRL images will be constantly updated for immediate editorial use and available via the Allsport Web site at

‘ The NRL is excited to be working with Allsport and its highly regarded photographers,’ noted David Moffett, NRL Chief Executive. ‘The Company has an outstanding track record nationally and internationally, and we believe the sport of Rugby League will in turn provide a tremendous array of images to the editorial community, our sponsors and licensees.’

With this new agreement with NRL, Allsport further expands its position as the leading agency and now offers the most comprehensive range of sports photographic services available. This addition also complements Allsport’s existing agreements with other major sports governing bodies, including the Australian Football League, Australian Cricket Board, Australian Rugby Union, Soccer Australia, Australasian PGA Tour and the Australian Open Tennis.

‘We’re delighted to be working with NRL as its one of Australia’s premier sports,’ said Steven Hopkinson, Vice President, Asia-Pacific of Getty Images. ‘We’re committed to offering our customers the best products and services. Our partnership with NRL further strengthens our position as the leading provider of best-of-breed imagery. We look forward to servicing the editorial community with the most current and highest-quality photographs of the NRL.’

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John Brady
Director of Media and Communications
(02) 9339 8524

Allsport and Getty Images, Inc.:
James Nicholls
Managing Director, Australia/New Zealand
(02) 9004 2200