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News Coronavirus and NRL

Knight76

Juniors
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Greenberg saying they are preparing for possible outcomes from the COVID19 virus in Australia.

No real mention of any specific actions being taken but elsewhere sporting events have either been cancelled, post poned or played in front of empty stadiums.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/n...o/news-story/9f82b310311672eeebfa5654815fc0f7

Are we going to see matched played in empty stadiums this year?

COVID19 is likely going to be in the community on an ongoing nature now, what will the future hold for the NRL?

The players also need to be considered. playing in front of 10k or more fans all yelling at the field must send some germs towards the field, are we going to see players voicing their concerns about playing, refusing to?
 

lynx000

Juniors
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618
Greenberg saying they are preparing for possible outcomes from the COVID19 virus in Australia.

No real mention of any specific actions being taken but elsewhere sporting events have either been cancelled, post poned or played in front of empty stadiums.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/n...o/news-story/9f82b310311672eeebfa5654815fc0f7

Are we going to see matched played in empty stadiums this year?

COVID19 is likely going to be in the community on an ongoing nature now, what will the future hold for the NRL?

The players also need to be considered. playing in front of 10k or more fans all yelling at the field must send some germs towards the field, are we going to see players voicing their concerns about playing, refusing to?

More concerning, what happens if a player or one of the support staff get it, do they all have to go into isolation for 14 days?
 

Spanner in the works

First Grade
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I was just thinking about this. Hard to see it getting under control any time soon and it seems likely to me - even probable - that there's not a full season. Hopefully wrong, of course, but there's just too many flights in and out of Australia from all corners of the globe, let alone those who have already arrived and will be confirmed as cases in coming days and weeks.
 

Spot On

Coach
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Absolutely no doubt it will have an effect on the comp this season be it crowds or as suggested in the OP, players being quarantined.
 

Mr Angry

Not a Referee
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