NRL to allow 10,000 fans at games from July

The New South Wales government have allowed fans of up to 10,000 to return to each NRL game in New South Wales from July 1st.

Rugby League recently returned to action in Australia after a 10-week suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Games were initially played behind closed doors, however this weekend saw small groups of fans welcomed back as they socially distanced in corporate boxes.

The next step is to welcome fans back into the stands, which is set to happen soon at venues in New South Wales.

“If there is any outside organised event outside with ticketing and seating, up to 25% capacity of that venue can be utilised for an event,” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian stated.

“It can be a concert, a music event, a sporting event. That is for venues with 40,000 capacity and lower.”

“A 40,000 capacity can potentially have up to 10,000 people if it is done with strict guidelines in place.”

The first match that will potentially be played with a crowd is the Round 8 clash between Canberra Raiders and St George Illawarra Dragons on July 3.

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