Ralph Rimmer confident rugby league will get through coronavirus

Drew Darbyshire

Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer believes the sport is strong enough to pull through the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this week, the RFL and Super League confirmed that all games are suspended until at least April 3.

The general feeling is that the games will be suspended for months rather than weeks though.

Rimmer said: “It has put us under a degree of stress but I wouldn’t make us different to any other sport or business in this country at this moment in time.

“We are here to hopefully help navigate these clubs through these waters.

“The government understands our position and our importance to the communities in which we work in and support and we will find a way through it.

“We’ve demonstrated over the last 125 years that we are a resilient and tough sport, we do stick together in times of trouble and I’ve no doubt that we will now.”


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