At Monday's launch of the NRL's Indigenous Round, Newcastle Knights halfback Mitchell Pearce lauded the contribution Indigenous players have made to rugby league.
This weekend, players from all 16 NRL clubs will wear jerseys with Indigenous-inspired designs.
Joshua Creamer, in his capacity as Australian Rugby League Indigenous Council Member, said the NRL "was the first national sporting organisation to commit to a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) back in 2008".
"As an Indigenous man and rugby league fan, I'm proud to see the game continually using its positive influence to drive social change in Indigenous communities throughout Australia and beyond," he said.
"Not just this week, but every single day."
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