RFL chief urges Government to stick with target date of October 1 for return of crowds

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer is urging the Government to stick with the target date of October 1 for the widespread re-opening of major sporting fixtures and insists rugby league is ready to welcome back fans.

Super League resumed on August 2 with a series of fixtures behind closed doors at Leeds, St Helens and Warrington and Rimmer says clubs have demonstrated their ability to play games safely.

Rimmer said: “Public health has been at the forefront of everything that rugby league has done throughout this period.

“At all times in our regular dialogue with Government I have stressed this commitment and this morning I have written to the Sports Minister to reiterate this and to urge that the October 1 date remains the target for socially distanced crowds.”

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