NRL will “definitely” resume on May 28 after green light from government

Drew Darbyshire

The NRL has been given the go ahead from the government to restart play on May 28.

Clubs will begin training on May 4 to have a mini pre-season camp prior to resuming the competition three weeks later.

ARL Commissioner Wayne Pearce has also confirmed that the NRL table will remain as it was when the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 23.

Pearce said: “What we achieved today was a lot more clarity around the medical process and what those protocols are.

“We clarified that May 28 is a definite and also confirmed that May 4 is the resumption date for training.

“What was also confirmed that the competition points that had been earned in the first two rounds will carry over to the extended competition.

“Everyone is supportive of what we’re doing. Everyone is unified into getting back on the field.

“We feel like we owe it to not just the players and coaches but the thousands of staff members at various clubs and associated industries that are out on the unemployment lines too.”

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