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The NRL’s desire to host a 2024 fixture in Las Vegas has entered a new phase after reports five clubs have expressed interest in the spectacle.

Sydney Morning Herald reporter Michael Chammas revealed at half time of Nine’s coverage between the Bulldogs and Dragons that two clubs are close to confirmed while three will fight it out.

“South Sydney and Manly players they can start packing their bags, it looks like they’ll be guaranteed to play in this doubleheader at Vegas to open next season,” he said.

“The NRL’s making plans at the moment, they’re going over to the US in the next fortnight.

“There are three other teams that have expressed interest in playing, they’re the Melbourne Storm, Sydney Roosters and Brisbane Broncos, they’re the three teams that have told the NRL they want part of this Vegas trip.

“Over the next fortnight, they’ll come back and make a decision. But South Sydney with Russell Crowe and Manly with Hugh Jackman, they look like they’re guaranteed to be playing in the game to open next season.”

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