In a press release today (May 13), New Zealand Rugby League has advised they are not in a position to return to rugby league at the club level just yet.
NZRL Communications manager Sophie Wills says “There are no dates, just a phased approach we are looking to implement along with other winter codes at this stage.”
She adds “We will release further info and timelines subject to Gov updates on numbers permitted for grassroots sport in due course.
“NZRL asks the rugby league community to adhere to a ‘Get Ready’ period for a minimum of
“This is in light of Sport NZ today confirming that the 10-person gathering limit now applies to all community sport.”
With this in mind, there will be NO rugby league activity, training (contact and non-contact) or playing permitted during this ‘Get Ready’ period.” said Wills.
“During the ‘Get Ready’ period we recommend, clubs take the time to plan the measures that need to be taken to ensure their facility is able to prepare for a safe return to rugby league.
“These measures include what ‘must’ be done such as contact tracing, physical distancing &
hygiene and sanitation requirements. We will release further information on the mandatory
requirements in the next 24 hours” said Wills.