‘Three months’: NRL’s grim virus reality

15/03/2020 1:51:00 PM

The NRL is forging ahead with round two of the competition after it was reveal just how short the runway for the sport truly is. #NRL

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The NRL is forging ahead with round two of the competition after it was reveal just how short the runway for the sport truly is. NRL

The NRL ’s coronavirus crisis is deepening by the hour after the game’s highest-profile player Cameron Smith slammed competition for continuing to play despite the health concerns .

With theafter the round two match against the Raiders on the Gold Coast, Kent said the NRL would spend the week trying to convince the Warriors to stay in Australia and complete as many rounds as possible.Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson admitted it’s definitely on players’ minds.

“Health is the most important thing at the end of the day,” he said. “If someone eventually gets the coronavirus I’m sure the game will have to stop.”But after a weekend of bizarre scenes, including disinfecting balls at Lottoland with the ball boys wearing gloves, it’s clearly on the minds.

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NRL can't even look after it's player's let alone a little glitch in the game ....poor management and way over paid... Mr Greedy hey mate the Government looks after you then he has to look after all so.mate that's why you get paid seven figures to take charge and look after the NRL dipstiick Fuck NRL It sure how I feel about the NRL these days, but you shouldn’t be getting a bail out for mismanagement.

You two fkheads spoke only about the money and you couldn’t care less about health and safety. Go and get a real job 🤬 Australia sports organisations don’t give a 🤬about the players or supporters,every sport organisations around the world have suspended all games. Get your heads out of your ass AFL,NRL, and the rest of the sporting codes.

Poorly run by 2 men... how does a game you all keep calling the greatest sports in the world (whilst not being played in every country) not survive or have money... fuck off ... if this is also supported with money by the gov I’m done... just cancel 2020 why not put the season on hold for a month and see how all this plays out. A player or official is going to get the virus in the next week or 2 anyway. Once the worst of it passes pick up the season then and just play into next year if needed.

These people are clearly incompetent business managers Maybe the overpaid players can pay to keep the game alive. Or stop wasting money on the bunker. Stop playing games on Thursday night and Friday at 6pm and give people a chance to go to the games. Go back to one ref. Why is the NRL so financially strapped in the first place? If they can't get through this worldwide health crisis financially, something is wrong already. They have no one to blame but the people who run the business. Lives and wellbeing before $$$ NRL

What does a Level Three travel warning mean?Prime Minister Scott Morrison has put in place an effective worldwide Level Three travel warning as the country battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Spain is now advised against travelling to. Can we just stop the flights What a fkn joke but let’s let in over 30,000 Chinese students? Travelling viruses 🦠 I am a pensioner booked with Quantas for a flight to Toowoomba from South Africa. No advisory forthcoming from my Government. If I cancel my trip I will lose money that I saved for the trip and on the other side I do not want to be infected or infect anybody.

There are people much further up the line who should get Gov't money before the NRL. The NRL should stop crying poor and understanding they're not the only ones facing challenges. Cancel the season for crying out loud. I will laugh if the sport fails and fades. I’ll be watching every game every week while I still can

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Kent said while the bosses of the game won’t admit it, the game is not the same as the NBA and EPL, which has huge cash reserves to survive a suspension.worldwide Level Three travel warning as the country battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.Australia has now recorded 200 coronavirus cases after three more were confirmed in South Australia.'Westworld' returns for season three 14/03/2020 | 4min HBO's Westworld is returning for its third season with Australian actor Luke Hemsworth reprising his role as Ashley Stubbs.

With the after the round two match against the Raiders on the Gold Coast, Kent said the NRL would spend the week trying to convince the Warriors to stay in Australia and complete as many rounds as possible. Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson admitted it’s definitely on players’ minds. WHAT IT MEANS The government's Smart Traveller website urges Australians to reconsider all overseas travel that is non-essential. “Health is the most important thing at the end of the day,” he said. The third new case was a woman in her 80s who had both been overseas and in contact with another confirmed case. “If someone eventually gets the coronavirus I’m sure the game will have to stop. Australians have been urged to reconsider all their overseas travel.” But after a weekend of bizarre scenes, including disinfecting balls at Lottoland with the ball boys wearing gloves, it’s clearly on the minds.

No one is sure the best practices at the moment. "Your travel plans may be disrupted," the website warns. "We have 13 people who are currently isolated, most of those within our major hospitals. Source:News Corp Australia Kent said “it’s essentially a flu for the players” but the fear is that they would spread it on to vulnerable members of society. “The NRL would ideally like to play all the way through,” Kent said. “It will only end once a player tests positive because once that happens, his teammates have got to be quarantined, whoever they’ve just played will have to be quarantined, there’ll be no game that weekend and that will just corrupt the whole competition. Until we get to that point, we keep playing.

” It’s an unfortunate position with changes happening constantly in the rapidly evolving situation. But Melbourne Storm captain and NRL legend Smith called for the game to be suspended for a few weeks, claiming he and his Melbourne teammates are concerned for their families’ health. “This thing is bigger than rugby league,” Smith said. “This affects more than just rugby league and rugby league players … after finishing these matches on weekends, we go back to our families. “There are several players in our squad who are going back to their families who have newborn babies.

“Craig (Bellamy) has an elderly mother. My parents are in their 60s. Craig is in his sixties. But listening to medical advice, he is in the risk bracket. “If we make a decision to suspend the competition for a couple of weeks, it gives everyone an opportunity to sum up the situation a lot better rather than being reactive daily or hourly.

” Cameron Smith is not happy. Source:AAP NRL STIMULUS PACKAGE QUESTIONED Kent also explained the stimulus package proposed by V’landys, a call that has been widely panned. “What people need to understand is that rugby league is what’s called an economic multiplier, they take money to make money,” he said. “Players pay tax, clubs, caterers, all the rest of it.” From NSW Shadow Health Minister ‘the .