As seen throughout the broadcast coverage of the Kangaroos versus Kiwis Test in Newcastle, the NRL has launched its 'Voice Against Violence' campaign to educate the Rugby League community on the signs and dangers of domestic abuse.
On the eve of Representative Round, representative players from Australia, New Zealand, City, Country and Pacific teams gathered at Rugby League Central in a combined show of support and to reaffirm efforts to end domestic violence.
Representative players included Corey Parker (Kangaroos), Ruan Sims (Jillaroos), Sarina Fiso (Ferns), James Maloney (Country), Wade Graham (City), Peni Terepo (Tonga), Stanton Albert (PNG) and Eloni Vunakece (Fiji).
Ambassador Alan Tongue will lead a group of NRL ambassadors in visiting communities throughout regional and rural Australia, helping to educate young men in particular on the importance of standing up, speaking out and taking action against domestic violence.
"Our strong stance against this terrible issue is one of the most important messages that we can impart on communities and as a game, we will continue to do everything we can to prevent domestic violence," Mr Tongue said.
"We have a responsibility to our Rugby League players, their families and our communities at large to ensure they receive the education, support and resources available to make informed decisions and ultimately, make positive and consistent behaviour choices."
Kangaroos player Matt Scott joins Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga in the commercial that highlights the need to communicate and speak out against domestic violence before it is too late.
See the commercial, now playing above, or learn more of the campaign by watching the below video featuring the Sharks Wade Graham.