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NRL and AFL suspend seasons, face up to major financial impact

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg (L) and ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys (R) speak to the media during a press conference on March 23 (by Matt King/Getty Images)

Australia's National Rugby League has today (Monday) followed the Australian Football League in suspending its 2020 season amid the Covid-19 outbreak, with officials stating the sport is set to face the biggest financial crisis in its history.

While the majority of the world’s major sports league and competitions have either suspended play or postponed their events, Australia’s top competitions have continued in recent weeks. However, this stance has now changed, with the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) and the NRL today announcing they will suspend the 2020 Premiership season until further notice.

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