Rugby league: New restrictions placed on NRL players after Brisbane COVID-19 surge

  • 30/03/2021

NRL players have been banned from using public transport, as part of a host of new restrictions caused by the surge in COVID-19 cases in Queensland.

On Tuesday, eight new cases were reported in Brisbane, resulting in a three-day lockdown. 

In turn, the NRL has informed all clubs they'd be moving into level 2 restrictions, banning players from taking public transport, enforcing use of masks in indoor venues, and implementing temperature testing upon arrival to training and games.

Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm players and staff await the NRL's decision on whether their match at AAMi park will be reloaded to Sydney, with Victoria shutting its borders to anyone who has been in Brisbane since March 12.

The Canterbury Bulldogs are also on lockdown, after travelling to Brisbane for Saturday night's game.

Their players are only allowed to leave homes to train, play, or for 'essential' reasons.

If the Queensland Government decide on Wednesday night to extend the lockdown, the Bulldogs match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney's Stadium Australia on Friday.