Rugby League cleared to return in Queensland

Rugby League has officially been given the green light to return in Queensland.

There had been fears that Brisbane Broncos, North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans would have to relocate to New South Wales to complete the NRL season.

But Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced earlier that teams would be able to play in the State.

She received assurances from Australian Rugby League chairman Peter V’landys players would adhere to biosecurity protocols.

V’landys said in a statement: “We are implementing the toughest of health and safety protocols for our players and staff to protect their health, and that of the community.

“I have stressed the importance of this with our players and staff and they understand that for the future of our game, they will be expected to adhere to higher standards than the general public.

“We will not let the Premier, or Queensland, down.

“I can’t express enough our appreciation to the Queensland Government. I have great respect for the Premier and it is a tribute to her strong leadership that she has kept an open mind through this process.”

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