Gold Coast Titans centre Kallum Watkins says rugby league will always be here, but it will need to be rebuilt on both sides of the world.
Last year, the 29-year-old made the move over to the Titans on a deal until the end of 2021.
Watkins made eight appearances for Gold Coast before the coronavirus outbreak swept the world.
He told the club’s website: “It’s already making a big impact on the game on both sides of the world.
“Obviously there no live sports to watch, so that makes a massive issue on everyone that is in involved in the sport of rugby league.
“Financially its impacted the whole world. All clubs have been forced to make some really tough decisions.
“Rugby league will always be here in whatever form. We just have to get through this difficult time, and we would have to rebuild on both sides.”
When asked if he thought about returning to England to be with the rest of his family during the pandemic, Watkins replied: “Yeah of course, to see the family.
“But we’re not sure when the NRL will be back on, so I’m just going to ride it out and see if we get back playing.”
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