2020 NRL Season Suspended

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  1. callmack1

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    It's disappointing but we all should've expected it.

    I read earlier (will try to find a link) that Uncle Rusty has built a $4m rainy day fund for the club so Souths should be back next year!

    Unfortunately the same can't be said for some other clubs.
     
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    This virus is in its infancy,it will get worse,everyone please be safe,stay home minimum going out. Its a sad sad day
     
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    I read that some wealthier clubs ala Roosters will have to help some of the less wealthier clubs ie: manly, sharks

    Don't know if it will happen, just commenting on what I've read.
    This is crazy...
    I agree with it all though, it was only a matter of time. Maybe should have been sooner but we don't know.
    For people like my dad who has 1 kidney on 10% and no immune system it's great but for me whose young and fit and healthy it's weird to think i won't be able to go out much unless it's working (I'm a cleaner).
     
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    What are we going to do without footy?: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/23/what-are-we-going-to-do-without-footy/

    Greenberg confident NRL can complete season in calendar year: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/23/greenberg-confident-nrl-can-complete-season-in-calendar-year/

    Rugby League world reacts to suspension of the NRL: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/23/rugby-league-world-reacts-to-suspension-of-the-nrl/

    Biggest financial crisis in game's history - V'landys: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/23/biggest-financial-crisis-in-games-history-vlandys/

    ‘Savage cuts’ set to rip through NRL as $500m decision leaves clubs counting ‘frightening’ cost: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/c3112c8eae081c52245ca9fc720387e6

    ‘It makes me sick to my stomach, it cuts deep’ - Players and pundits react to NRL shut down: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/it...n/news-story/b474fa0d1a219024b8f6ebb2119e4063

    Greenberg forecasts pay cuts for entire NRL — himself included — as $9.8m salary cap now ‘dead in the water’: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...r/news-story/4f9637c65531e26d61b0d409d42d3f6f

    All 16 NRL clubs unite in touching tribute amid game’s darkest hour: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...m/news-story/3ba431ae3cfc219626e55f685249c0c0

    NRL 2020 Season shut down - The ‘dramatic’ 24 hours that turned the rugby league world upside down: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/d571678e713410c07cb62c2417e5cfea
     
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    All these references/headlines of 'the game's darkest hour', 'the games greatest challenge', 'Biggest financial crisis in game's history' couldn't be further from the truth.

    The NRL might have a tough time of it at the moment but rugby league will live on.
     
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    Coronavirus NRL news: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2...calls-for-league-to-unite-in-scary-situation/

    League will survive but uncertainty already proving costly: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/23/league-will-survive-but-uncertainty-already-proving-costly/

    NRL tells clubs Season must restart by September to be salvaged: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/24...n-needs-to-start-by-september-to-be-salvaged/

    Your club's reaction to the NRL hiatus: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/24/your-clubs-reaction-to-the-nrl-hiatus/

    Michael Ennis says NRL ‘should have got on the front foot’ and moved comp to rural Queensland: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...d/news-story/f160aeee8713f22327916ec2f823d794

    Why ‘she’ll be right’ won’t cut it - Greenberg reveals expert’s grim COVID-19 advice: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/bb10a851fd299f214da9c776edbee2e2

    ‘90 per cent of game affected’ as scale of NRL shutdown hits home: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...d/news-story/4e70d6132a7878426d5b1f9136044dac

    James Hooper - NRL reveals $153m rescue war chest and plans for a shortened competition: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/be7c66536dabf914ec8536d7c047e5a2

    Gould can't see all NRL clubs surviving: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/gould-...urviving/6406e508-19ad-4358-8cbd-072a395c6c1b

    NRL players to train solo to stay ready: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-fa...sumption/5b6c8ba4-cd88-4b40-91ea-41d1e71f0353
     
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    NRL COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/03/24/nrl-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions/

    NRL eyes off slice of $810 million allocated for ANZ Stadum upgrade: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...m/news-story/5068dd0471e6840c0a73fdc0059eae88

    The NRL is facing an uncertain future. Its players will ‘share’ in the downturn of game: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/6b5419c63f91e5052d5f6246bad6cc62

    NRL considers Magic Rounds in Brisbane, clubs start telling players to take time off: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/b671f96d032fae076736d56f6a5194b4

    NRL clubs are presenting a unified front. Paul Kent says it’s anything but: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/3759a5ba02fe4548752750fc1c5e3cb4

    NRL coaches asked to take leave immediately, the clubs affected are revealed: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-co...spension/1979b0bc-d483-409e-bd12-00f5a6e33bd3

    Four week Pre-Season for players - Burgess: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/four-w...-burgess/17ea768a-090b-486c-bc8e-1b5c83f8c67a
     
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    Sam Burgess and other Rabbitohs staff face two weeks left of pay: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/bd658ee493ef5a6946287cd307a700e6

    Paul Kent - The three clubs most under threat during NRL shutdown: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/1c92afd91b71e05d3b114eb8e8e26c07

    Why every NRL club will or won’t survive the greatest financial crisis they’ve ever seen: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/fc47f285a8911bee388937053b32be68

    ‘Has to change’ - Souths chief Shane Richardson’s passionate plea for NRL to ‘recalibrate’: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/fa6934a4f8b917eeeadcf13bfc79c761

    Garage squats and running up stairs - How the NRL’s stars plan on staying fit during COVID-19: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...9/news-story/332428c50a6f8467236ad33f974fae30

    NRL's biosecurity and pandemic expert warned about players dying, doesn't expect rugby league to resume this year: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/corona...t-advice/399426b0-122a-4296-b118-da09eb568b7f
     
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    Blake Solly Members Address: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2...rding-covid-19-and-suspension-of-competition/

    Update Regarding Rabbitohs Staff and Operations: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/03/25/update-regarding-rabbitohs-staff-and-operations/

    The NRL faces a $500m abyss. Smith and co spoke to HQ over pay cuts — they will be HUGE: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/834d37f2c3155362801f2b5c892414b8

    Where does the NRL fit Origin into the calendar? A QLD great says we only need one game: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...9/news-story/5531c3f7856b4d95712644c5cfa71fbd

    Gus Gould says ‘self-interest’ is a huge issue in the NRL. He believes it could rip the game apart: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/c1dc3517cc9041be202f4a03d3432be1

    ‘Anything less than a 75 per cent wage cut is living in fairyland’ - NRL legend’s brutal wake-up call: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/e8a01295ff664ca7744f98d01ca8478c

    Ben Ikin - When it comes to NRL funding, Manly deserves more than the Broncos... here’s why: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...y/news-story/3943b610058c8aeb1c6b57db6ee98c71
     
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    #SSFCTogether - Now More Than Ever: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/03/26/ssfctogether-now-more-than-ever/

    Mal Meninga optimistic about rescheduled Origin series and Kangaroos tour: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/7dafe5bb259bbcecd8441258a8164c09

    George Burgess reveals Super League players are set to cop 75 per cent pay-cut: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/su...t/news-story/6be3a0c819d18d01b8dbcf3a7d509d86

    ‘This is the downfall for it’ - NRL players bracing for massive pay-cuts: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/th...s/news-story/ca1347ea156a5e32343ae593c56fec1c

    Players to suffer $50 million blow in pay-cuts with highest earners to sacrifice the most: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/abf9489468ac8487a51d564a0ad2056a

    Coaches association want seat at NRL table: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/coache...rl-table/ecb9eb05-f045-42f8-a301-d0131efc8c27

    Rugby league guru Phil Gould delivers reality check to NRL players: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/phil-g...-players/9c13db45-c9dd-47e2-9f0d-2654e124290e

    NRL clubs await rules on injury treatments: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-cl...eatments/9cab567d-3ae3-43e2-aeb2-47250b9a2fa4

    NRL players to discover pay cuts by Friday: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-pl...y-friday/f8a5b2cf-b284-4dfe-9198-6632a379124a

    Rugby league legend Brad Fittler questions NRL's 'incredible mismanagement of money': https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/brad-f...finances/cc23ad58-5603-4a81-a600-c8a1046b67f3
     
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    Blues legend Greg Alexander calls on NRL to play 2020 Origin series ‘no matter what': https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/840da6573313a88b42830e03590c2fbc

    Todd Greenberg says some of the NRL’s biggest clubs are ‘the most vulnerable’: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/2f90c7a99837d592bdaa58239b76ce55

    Cronk: Our players have enjoyed riches of the game, they must now endure the tough times too: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...o/news-story/31c586ab1ce5c4f5b7a154828306b90a

    Ben Ikin - With the wider community hurting, NRL players don’t deserve special treatment: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/2b5bf7aef4d9de8f1598dbd2ac741be3

    NRL players could all be paid $3000 a month — Cam Smith and DCE included: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...r/news-story/40442a95f49ccbca24bb49f6789177ed

    Leading sports lawyer warns NRL that sponsors could 'walk away in droves': https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-sp...n-droves/46acde9c-e7c7-4e5c-9693-24c05d90386d

    Also, from Sporting News,

    Damien Cook says players willing to take pay cuts

    South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook says players are willing to take a pay cut as the NRL goes through the most turbulent period in its history.

    On Monday, with two rounds of the 2020 season in the books, NRL bosses Peter V'landys and Todd Greenberg suspended the season indefinitely as the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate in Australia.

    In a best case scenario, the NRL will return on June 1, with other possible re-start dates including July 1, August 1 and September 1.

    According to reports, a truncated 15-round season restarting on September 1 is the latest possible date the league can resume.

    With so much uncertainty surrounding the immediate and long-term future of the NRL, Cook says players are more than willing to take pay cuts.

    Cook also said the majority of rugby league players have more stability than many in Australia because they know the NRL will inevitably return.

    "Everyone accepts that there will be some sort of pay cut taken," he told Big Sports Breakfast on Wednesday morning.

    "We're very lucky that there's a very high chance that footy's going to be around next year, and we will get paid and be in a job at some stage.

    "But there are people out there who have lost their jobs and may not get it back.

    "That's terrible. So when it comes to us, all the players have put up their hands to say we're definitely going to take a pay cut."

    Cook's comments echo those of RLPA CEO Clint Newton who said - despite an erroneous report on Tuesday - that pay cuts will be a likely option.

    "Clearly the game is going through a cost-cutting exercise. Players will obviously have to share in that, which we've always maintained, and we'll have to have good faith discussions with the NRL moving forward," Newton said on Big Sports Breakfast on Tuesday.

    "We'll explore every opportunity before we go into salaries with our player benefits and entitlements."

    Those discussions between the RLPA and the NRL will continue this week, with Cook saying it makes sense for the players to take a hit as the game struggles.

    "The best thing is the NRL and the RLPA have been communicating very well and giving that information back to us," he said.

    "I'm not sure what the percentage is, but I'm understanding that it will be some sort of percentage cut from salaries.

    "That's just what it has to be.

    "The players, when they did the CBA agreed that if the game goes up, we get paid a bigger percentage, so it's only right that if the game goes down, that percentage as well that we take our share on as well."

    It has been a common theme across rugby league over the past few days, with Greenberg calling on NRL clubs and players to prepare for a new financial normal.

    "We want to try and keep all 16 clubs afloat throughout this difficult period but that will mean a re-set of the cost base,” Greenberg told Channel 7 News.

    “All of us, me included, the NRL staff, all our clubs, coaches and players. We’re going to have to rethink about the costs across the game as we go through a very, very difficult time in the game’s history."

    Newcastle Knights CEO Philip Gardner also warned everyone involved in the game to expect to "take a haircut."
     
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    Delayed NRL Season set to affect 2021 World Cup: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/27/delayed-nrl-season-set-to-affect-2021-world-cup/

    Channel 9 wants contract with Rugby League torn up: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...p/news-story/1a4a22e101204a84606fec03c4cf8597

    ‘Only the strong survive, maybe this forces the hand’ - Legend calls for NRL to let weaker clubs die: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/abf9489468ac8487a51d564a0ad2056a

    Departing Souths boss points finger at former ARLC chairman John Grant for NRL's financial woes: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-sh...ney-woes/5024a424-e3fd-4328-bc8b-09b82722d1cf

    The 'scary' problems that could ruin NRL stars during coronavirus layoff: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/brad-f...lockdown/7d2ab8db-74d4-4692-9c78-d59017e8c36e
     
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    Take this with a grain of salt for now as I'm not actually sure where it came from but I found this on another forum,

    Major Statement from the Burrow to all Rabbitoh Members and fans - Urgent

    We have been through some difficult times in the past and this Covid19 crisis is threatening not only our mighty Rabbitoh’s but the Game itself. It is NOW the time for us to unite and support the Club, the Staff, the Playing Group and each other.

    The Burrow have met with the South Sydney senior management team and we offered our full support to get through this terrible situation. Despite what you have heard about our cash reserves in the media we can assure you, after our meeting, that the Club now only has a skeleton staff to keep the lights on, most of the staff have been very sadly stood down. We can survive till October but only just. This is no exaggeration it is fact.

    You will soon be advised of a major announcement by the Club as to how we, as members, can ensure that we survive this crisis and are well positioned to return to the playing field in a strong and unified position.

    The Burrow will soon launch a campaign, sanctioned by the Club, to receive donations for the sole purpose of keeping our office staff employed and hopefully re-employ those who have lost their jobs. This will allow the staff to continue operations and keep the Club running; including supporting and servicing us, as Members. This will be a tax deductable campaign secured through a secure trust and 100% of all money raised will go directly to the Club.

    At the end of the day we all love the Club and we know what it was like to be without South Sydney during our expulsion. We don’t ever want to be in that position again. With that in mind The Burrow will launch the campaign with a $2,500 donation.

    Stand-by for further details and lets all stand together! Share this announcement to anyone and everyone who has at least one drop of South Sydney blood in their veins!

    South Sydney Till I die!


    Obviously, I will wait for an official announcement from the club. However, even though I am currently experiencing some financial uncertainty with being in lockdown and not being able to work, I would help this club as much as I can. I won't put a figure on it yet as I am still not sure what is happening with my payroll but I will almost certainly make a donation if I can. This club is my life!
     
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    Major second-tier competitions cancelled across Australia: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/27/major-second-tier-competitions-cancelled-across-australia/

    No Pathways Footy this year. That sucks big time.

    D-Day looms for NRL as V’landys hints at pay cut breakthrough: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/abf9489468ac8487a51d564a0ad2056a

    NRL club seeks legal advice over whether it can stop paying players: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/fd493f04bfdd78bb8a1be78c7e44c946
     
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    Well I got a members email the other night and me and the family pledged our 3 ticketed memberships to the club so all our money goes to Souths.
     
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    Yup, me too!! Wouldn't have it any other way!
     
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