New French laws threaten to derail some Super League clubs

It has been confirmed that all athletes who want to compete in France will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

That’s according to the AFP News Agency which has declared that the French government has mandated the jab for all sportsmen and women crossing the borders.

That could have severe repercussions for a number of Super League sides with statistics still showing that a number of top-flight stars have not had the vaccine against the virus.

Clubs have not had to make it compulsory, though the RFL has recommended that all players get the jab, but the latest government movement from across the Channel could soon force clubs’ hands.

A handful of sportsmen and women across the globe have remained vociferous in their opposition to the vaccination program with John Asiata, for example, losing his NRL signature at the Canterbury Bulldogs for refusing to get the vaccine.

That led him to the Leigh Centurions, whilst the likes of Jason Taumalolo and Nelson Asofa-Solomona have threatened to walk away from their lucrative contracts in a bid to get their point across.

The debates will likely rage on throughout the year, but it remains to be seen for Super League players who do not have the vaccine.

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John Rushbrooke
John Rushbrooke
1 year ago

It’s not the French laws, it’s the players who choose not to be vaccinated who are the problem. As for the comments from Wakefield about the inequality if the French laws change half way through the season and you don’t need a vaccine to enter, blame your players, not the rules. They are the problem.