The Ultimate Warrior
- May 3, 2003
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- NZ Warriors, Wallan FNC
Play in a simulated football league - find great movies and TV shows - play Werewolf - play video games (try our Minecraft server) - argue about politics - listen to music - keep up with science news - play board games - just gasbag - discuss true crime - and so much more.
The season will be suspended, I've got no doubt at all.Peter V’landys has vowed that the NRL will play on and not follow the lead set by the AFL to shut down the game unless they are forced to.
In the wake of the AFL’s bombshell decision to postpone its season on Sunday afternoon, the Australian Rugby League Commission chairman told The Daily Telegraph that the NRL had not changed its stance.
V’landys was aware of the AFL’s move but said the NRL was in a better position to push forward because it had already implemented chartered flights to transport every team.
It is understood a meeting of the national cabinet on Sunday night will draft legislation to prevent all interstate travel that is deemed non-essential.
But this is also expected to include wiggle room for the individual state premiers to allow sports to continue and it will be judged on a case-to-case basis.
“I honestly don’t know (if this could change),” V’landys said, “it is moving so fast.
The NRL says that the AFL had to suspend their season because AFL clubs are based in WA, SA, VIC, NSW and QLD, and many of those states have closed/are about to close their borders. The NRL says it can play on because it only has representation in NSW, VIC and QLD (and NZ, but the Warriors are apparently going to remain in Nth Qld for the duration).