Lack of games could threaten clubs, warns Ralph Rimmer

Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer says the coronavirus pandemic could threaten the existence of some clubs.

The rugby league season in the UK has been suspended until April 3 – including all Super League, Championship, League 1 and women’s games.

Lower league club chairmen will meet on Tuesday to discuss the implications of the suspension.

Rimmer said: “If the clubs base their business models around a certain amount of home games and if they don’t get those then that would threaten their businesses but that is the case all the way through the nation at this moment in time.

“The knock-on effect of what is happening is huge.

“We be as pragmatic as possible and we will take in those considerations that I’ve mentioned.”


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