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De Belin drops injunction bid against NRL until April

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St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin has dropped his attempt for an immediate return to the NRL but will next month challenge the game's "no fault" stand down policy in the Federal Court.

De Belin was set to front court on Thursday for an interlocutory hearing in a bid to return to the field immediately.

However it was announced on Tuesday that it would not proceed.

His decision not to seek an injunction would come as welcome news to the NRL with the case threatening to overshadow Thursday's bumper season opener between Brisbane and Melbourne at AAMI Park.

Instead, he will have his case heard at a full hearing of the Federal Court from April 15 to 17.

In the meantime, De Belin will remain stood down and unavailable for the Dragons, including Saturday's season opener against North Queensland in Townsville.