Rugby League in Australia says we continue until government says 'stop'

Rugby League in Australia to continue until they are forced to stop (PA Images)
Rugby League in Australia to continue until they are forced to stop (PA Images)
16:49pm, Sun 22 Mar 2020
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Australia's National Rugby League say they will continue the 2020 season until the government stops them. 

The season started last week but the fixtures have been played behind closed doors. 

NRL chief Todd Greenberg said: "At this stage, our intent is to play on and we remain committed to the continuation of the 2020 season as far as government advice allows it.

"We have, and always will, stringently follow all government health advice and medical protocols to protect the health and safety of the community and our players."

Elsewhere, the 2020 Australian Football League season has now officially been postponed until May 31. 

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says this is the most 'serious threat to our game in 100 years'.

He added: "I know that everyone involved in our game and our millions of supporters will be impacted by this decision and that many people will suffer significant hardship as are people right across the community.

"But I also know that we all have a responsibility to the community and each other. And we have the will to work collectively to overcome this crisis."

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