NRL poised to set next two rounds of draw

The NRL will release the first two rounds of the revised competition draw on Friday, with the rest of the schedule to be made public next week.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys originally set a deadline for the entire draw to be finalised by Friday, but delicate broadcast negotiations have dragged on.

"The problem we have is the broadcasters. We are caught in the middle of it, we are trying to finalise it," V'landys told News Corp.

"I've discussed with (acting chief executive) Andrew (Abdo) and Andrew and I agree we should just do the first two rounds to get the coaches up and going again.

"We will do the rest by next week. I'm frustrated like everyone else about the draw."

The competition is set to restart on May 28, with a grudge match between South Sydney and Sydney Roosters to be among the round three fixtures.