NRL to deliver $40million rescue package to clubs

The NRL is delivering a $40million rescue package to the 16 clubs to help ease the financial strain during the coronavirus crisis.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys and NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg have announced each NRL club would receive $2.5m to help them cope during the pandemic.

V’landys and Greenberg are confident the plan will provide funding certainty for the remainder of the 2020 season.

V’landys said: “We have a consolidated plan and working with the clubs and the players, are united in our efforts to do all we can to protect rugby league.

“We had no option but to stop the competition in the wake of advice from our biosecurity and pandemic expert but remain optimistic that the season will restart as quickly as possible, ideally by July 1.

“If that isn’t possible, then we need to be prepared for all contingencies.

“The crisis has highlighted that the game’s present cost structure is not sustainable and the ARLC will lead by example in substantially reducing its costs now and into the future.”

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