NRL return date confirmed

The NRL will be returning on May 28 as scheduled, after the plan got the green light from the government.

Training will also recommence on May 4. The game in Australia has been suspended for the last month, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Teams would also keep their competition points from the two rounds that were played before the suspension of the game.

However, the structure of the competition is yet to be formalised.

ARL Commissioner Wayne Pearce told nrl.com: “What we achieved today was a lot more clarity around the medical process and what those protocols are. We clarified that May 28 is a definite and also confirmed that May 4 is the resumption date for training.

“What was also confirmed that the competition points that had been earned in the first two rounds will carry over to the extended competition.

“Everyone is supportive of what we’re doing. Everyone is unified into getting back on the field.

“We feel like we owe it to not just the players and coaches but the thousands of staff members at various clubs and associated industries that are out on the unemployment lines too.

“We hope that we’ll be in a position, sooner rather than later, to announce what the competition structure looks like and what the end date of the competition will be.”

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