The NRL has confirmed three ‘themed rounds’ for the rest of the 2020 campaign.
The NRL themed rounds will deliver talking points and memorable moments which can have a positive impact on the community – and it will help show that rugby league is more than just a game.
The 2020 NRL themed rounds are:
- Round 6 (June 18-21) – Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie for Brain Cancer Round. Beanies will be sold online from June 1 in support of the Foundation which raises funds for research and supports brain cancer patients and their families.
- Round 12 (July 30-2 August) – Indigenous Round, to celebrate and recognise the role the Indigenous community plays in our game.
- Round 19 (September 17-20) – Harvey Norman Women in League Round. Now in its 14th year, this round acknowledges and celebrates the role women play at all levels of the game.
In addition, the traditional Anzac Day Match between the Dragons and the Roosters will now be played on Thursday, August 6 (in round 13) – the anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine.
NRL acting chief executive Andrew Abdo said: “Despite the new parameters we find ourselves working in, it is vital these rounds go ahead because of what they mean to the game and the community.
“They make an unquestionable difference to so many people’s lives and provide the game with a wonderful platform to educate, unite and inspire both current and future generations about community, respect and equality.
“We’re asking everyone to support these rounds, who and what they represent, in whatever way they can in 2020.”
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