Multiple games at the same venue an option for rugby league, reveals Ralph Rimmer

Playing multiple games at a single venue is an option for the rugby league season to get back underway, according to RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer.

All levels of rugby league in the UK are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic – but the RFL were part of a multi-sport discussion with the government on how to get action back up and running.

Rimmer suggested that Super League would be behind closed doors when play resumes, with the possibility of playing multiple games at a day at the same venue.

He said: “Clearly we want to get on the field as soon as possible. It is part of the recovery of the nation’s psyche to see sport again and we have a responsibility to to deliver it but I can’t deliver something that is out of my hands.

“But we do have models for every eventuality. It’s really important that we maintain our blue-ribboned events.

“Sky have been fantastically supportive so far. On the modelling aspects we have discussed with them how we can deliver in innovative ways the content they are looking for and hopefully in a very efficient way.

“Sky have been supportive and at the heart of how we might go forward, as have the BBC, they are both important partners to us.

“It depends on the length of lockdown but it certainly the possibility of playing multiple games at single venues is an option in how we re-emerge in the first instance.”

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