Cowboys training session at QCB Stadium
Cowboys training session at QCB Stadium

Queensland NRL clubs ready to resume

Queensland's three NRL clubs are now preparing to head back to training following promising talks between the state government and the game's governing body.

Training is scheduled to begin next Monday for the Cowboys, Broncos and Titans - who are now waiting for further guidelines from the National Cabinet and NRL later this week.

The NRL's acting boss Andrew Abdo admitted that the game's governing body was still reviewing its training protocols and waiting to receive player feedback.

"As we enter the training period, the protocols are significantly higher (than public restrictions)," Abdo said.

"The support, the education and the framework set around the clubs and the players will be significantly higher.

"We're investing a lot of energy and resources into that.

"There's a very detailed set of protocols that we've developed and it's with the clubs for consultation at the moment.

"It's not finalised. We're aiming to have those finalised at the end of the week."

 

Acting NRL CEO Andrew Abdo hasn’t given the green light yet. Photo: AAP Image/Joel Carrett
Acting NRL CEO Andrew Abdo hasn’t given the green light yet. Photo: AAP Image/Joel Carrett

 

It comes after the NRL and the RLPA were due to meet Tuesday afternoon to formalise strict biosecurity guidelines to allow players to resume training next week.

Club CEOs were provided with a 48-page document on Sunday evening which included a draft list of recommendations on the code's biosecurity measures, such as not being able to leave the house except for training, games or medical care.

Queensland's three clubs are also waiting on discussions to be held by the National Cabinet surrounding interstate travel.

The worst case scenario could see the 150 staff and players from the Cowboys, Broncos and Titans relocated to New South Wales for several months to have the competition played in full.

It will be the same case as the Warriors, who have been given federal exemption to fly in from New Zealand in time for training next week.

Originally published as Queensland clubs ready to resume



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