Sheffield place all staff on furlough leave

Championship club Sheffield Eagles have announced they have placed all staff on furlough leave on account of the coronavirus pandemic.

The club say this includes all players, office and backroom staff.

Currently, the rugby league season is suspended indefinitely while the country tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Chairman Chris Noble told the club website: “I would like to go on record thanking all of our playing and backroom staff for their understanding and support of what we have implemented along with those staff who helped ensure this was sorted in a quick and professional manner.”

“They are all a credit to Sheffield Eagles, and I look forward to welcoming them all back to work once we are ready to recommence training and matches.

“I’d also like to express the clubs’ thank to the Rugby Football League for their help and support during this difficult time.”

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