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ARL boss Peter V’landys has admitted that he believes the NRL could return by 1st June, as all the games are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There have been restrictions put in place in Australia leading to a major reduction in the infection rate of the virus, with the government discussing the possibility of relieving restrictions earlier than planned.
V’landys singled out the need for measures to be in place upon starting the competition again to maintain the progress in stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
“I’m very optimistic that the first of June is an attainable date, it’s still eight weeks away, it’s not as though it’s tomorrow,” he said.
“When we shut the game down, when we suspended the season, the infection rate in NSW was running at 23%, yesterday it was at 3.9% and 4.3% so it’s actually gone down dramatically.
“I don’t want to get too excited because we need these figures to continue to be on the downward spiral and if they remain at four or five percent for the next two weeks there’s no reason whatsoever we can’t restart the game.”
Source- Forty20 News