Luke Thompson is set to train on his own with a personalised program.
That’s according to the Australian Daily Telegraph which has reported that, although Thompson has backtracked on his opposition to being vaccinated, he is still unlikely to make a final decision until December.
The whole saga around vaccination protocol has led some NRL clubs to take legal advice about whether sacking a player could be done if they refuse the vaccine.
Players scheduled to return but not vaccinated will be refused entry by some Sydney clubs under New South Wales county health orders, which means that those players will be given home training regimes.
Under NSW health orders, if you are not fully-vaccinated you cannot visit a stadium, gym, or public swimming pool.
Channel 9’s Danny Weidler revealed in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday that: “He has been butting aheads with the Bulldogs management about COVID vaccination.
“He has told them a number of times that he does not want to be vaccinated.
“He didn’t even want to wear a mask in Brisbane when players were required to do so after the competition was relocated to Queensland.”
The Bulldogs hierarchy have issued a notice that Bulldogs need to be double-vaccinated in time for the club’s return to pre-season training on November 1.