NRL call off ALL games in wake of COVID lockdown

The NRL has announced Saturday’s games have been called off and all 16 clubs have been placed on level four biosecurity protocols after the Queensland government announced a three-day lockdown.

In the statement, the NRL said it “respects the decision of the Queensland Government to keep the community safe and healthy following local transmission of COVID-19 in southeast Queensland”.

The NRL and the Queensland Government are still in talks to possibly play matches on Sunday.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys told NewsCorp on Saturday afternoon that he was confident that the NRL would remain in Queensland for the near future with lockdown set to end on Tuesday.

“There is no threat to the competition,” V’landys said.

“We have postponed today’s games following consultations with the Queensland government and we are trying to reschedule the games for Sunday.

“We are in continuing dialogue with the Queensland government and hopefully we can continue the round on Sunday.

“I’m not worried about the game being shut down. There are a number of options we can work through and this is a short-term problem that I believe we can fix.”

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