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Manly will clash with Souths before Brisbane take on the Roosters in Sin City in a groundbreaking start to next year's draw.
Breaking into the USA's crowded sports market will be tough, and Russell Crowe is already reportedly doing all he can to help the NRL's mission.
On Sunday, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Crowe - the co-owner of Souths - recently had a face-to-face meeting with NRL executives about the matter.
Another source also backed up the claim saying that the Hollywood megastar was playing a 'significant role' in the groundbreaking move by the NRL.
Jackman is 'very keen to be involved' with promoting the NRL's historic double-header
Russell Crowe is taking an important role in the NRL's drive to sell rugby league to the USA
Unfortunately, lifetime Manly fan Hugh Jackman had proved harder to lock down for the NRL, who couldn't confirm if he would be also open to promoting the games.
However, Manly CEO Tony Mestrov has revealed that he has been in contact with Jackman and he is confident the Wolverine star