Rugby League

Coronavirus: NRL clubs to keep points from first two rounds when action returns

The NRL has assured clubs the results of the first two rounds will stand if the 2020 competition resumes. The ‘Project Apollo’ taskforce was set to debate the merits of all 16 teams starting on...

Coronavirus: Warriors claim $458,000 as sports bodies get millions under wage subsidy scheme

The Warriors have received nearly half a million dollars from the Government as sports bodies get a lifeline through its wage subsidy scheme. The Warriors have received $485,524.80 for 90 staff, according the the Work and Income Covid-19 wage subsidy website. The scheme has been instigated as a support to businesses struggling as a result of...

NRL: Warriors could be unfortunate casualty of mooted 15-team competition

The NRL is desperate to get back under way as soon as possible, and a 15 team competition is one of the options being floated. That would have dire consequences for the Warriors, with New Zealand’s strict border restrictions meaning they could be the casualty in an amended amended format. A final decision on when...

3rd April

Rugby league: State of Origin to restart the season if NRL gets green light

For years, State of Origin has been referred to as the jewel in rugby league’s thorny old crown. Given the truckloads of revenue it delivers, you can understand why. Now, in these uncertain times, it’s the Hope Diamond. NSW and Queensland players loom as lab rats as the game ramps up plans to play in...

Coronavirus: NRL players open to living on an island together in isolation, says union boss

The NRL players’ union have revealed they’re willing to consider all the game’s stars living in a bubble together to ensure the 2020 season can restart. The NRL have now shifted their attention to getting back on the field, after a pay deal was brokered between them and the Rugby League Players Association on Thursday....

2nd April

NZ Rugby slashes salaries, offers rescue grants for Super Rugby teams

New Zealand Rugby has slashed its own staff salaries and offered to bail out its Super Rugby franchises with a $1.25 million (US$739,000) rescue package as the sport continues to grapple with the financial implications of Covid-19. Chief executive Mark Robinson, who is refusing to give up on its premier club competition resuming at some...

NRL CEO Greenberg agrees to take same pay deal as players

NRL’s agreement with the RLPA is set to be sealed after CEO Todd Greeberg agreed to take the same pay deal as the players. The RLPA was presented on Wednesday with a revised proposal regarding player salary cuts due to the postponed 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Following the earlier announcement in the week...

1st April

FNRL optimistic

HOPES are high at the Fiji National Rugby League house that the quarter-finals of its secondary schools will be held after the restrictions in place will be lifted. FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said they were adamant it would take place two months or so. “We will keep track of the advisories by...

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