Rugby league: NRL revamp must get clearance from New South Wales Health authorities

The NRL's planned return on May 28 may have hit a roadblock.

The revamped 19-week season was announced on Thursday, that would include a 13-round competition, a four week final series with the State of Origin planted somewhere in the middle. 

But the New South Wales Government has heeded a warning to the game's decision-makers, urging them to involve local health authorities on any final decision. 

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard on Saturday said the matter was an issue for NSW Health, and not for politicians, on whether the league could resume on May 28.

"It's a discussion with health authorities to see if it can be done safely' (scenario)," Hazzard said on Saturday.