Rugby League

3rd April

Rugby league: State of Origin to restart the season if NRL gets green light

For years, State of Origin has been referred to as the jewel in rugby league’s thorny old crown. Given the truckloads of revenue it delivers, you can understand why. Now, in these uncertain times, it’s...

Coronavirus: NRL players open to living on an island together in isolation, says union boss

The NRL players’ union have revealed they’re willing to consider all the game’s stars living in a bubble together to ensure the 2020 season can restart. The NRL have now shifted their attention to getting back on the field, after a pay deal was brokered between them and the Rugby League Players Association on Thursday....

2nd April

NZ Rugby slashes salaries, offers rescue grants for Super Rugby teams

New Zealand Rugby has slashed its own staff salaries and offered to bail out its Super Rugby franchises with a $1.25 million (US$739,000) rescue package as the sport continues to grapple with the financial implications of Covid-19. Chief executive Mark Robinson, who is refusing to give up on its premier club competition resuming at some...

NRL CEO Greenberg agrees to take same pay deal as players

NRL’s agreement with the RLPA is set to be sealed after CEO Todd Greeberg agreed to take the same pay deal as the players. The RLPA was presented on Wednesday with a revised proposal regarding player salary cuts due to the postponed 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Following the earlier announcement in the week...

1st April

FNRL optimistic

HOPES are high at the Fiji National Rugby League house that the quarter-finals of its secondary schools will be held after the restrictions in place will be lifted. FNRL acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said they were adamant it would take place two months or so. “We will keep track of the advisories by...

31st March

Sports events around the world hit by coronavirus pandemic

(Reuters) – Major sports events around the world that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic: OLYMPICS – The International Olympic Committee and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics must be postponed and held no later than the summer of 2021. OLYMPIC TRIALS – U.S. trials for wrestling (April 4-5) were...

30th March

FASANOC works closely with sporting organisations

FIJI Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee chief executive officer Lorrain Mar says they are working closely with national federations in the country as to how they might adapt to training during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The national federations are the experts for their sport, so FASANOC will consult and be guided by the NF...

COVID-19: FNRL to get pay cut

FIJI National Rugby League acting chief executive officer Don Natabe said they were ready to do their part in the fight to combat the COVID-19 pandemic for the the country. “Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey had indicated certain sporting grants would be reduced,” Natabe said. “The commission has also telephoned confirming the same,...

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