-OFFICIAL- NRL Season Suspended

Porthoz

International Captain
Staff
25,524
10,071
Third Rock from the Sun
Paul White Broncos members announcement:

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today in the wake of the decision to suspend the 2020 NRL Premiership due to the coronavirus pandemic, until such time as it is deemed medically safe to recommence.

As a club, we fully support the NRL’s decision which is based on public health advice and is for the greater good of the wider Australian community.

But that doesn’t make the hurt any less.

We know how much you love your footy and how much you love the Broncos – your club, our club.

The support you have shown during the increasingly difficult times in recent weeks has been incredible.

The players drew inspiration from that loyal Bronxnation support and passion to begin the season with two great performances and wins over the Cowboys and Rabbitohs.

Whilst we now have a firm decision on the suspension of games, at this stage there are still many unknowns in relation to the 2020 season. The NRL have provided a number of scenarios that we are factoring into our planning.

The NRL is working with broadcasters, sponsors, players and all 16 clubs to find a way forward – but there is a strong intent to play more rugby league at some stage in 2020.

Once we receive more information, we will communicate promptly and directly with you – our valued members.

In the meantime, our club will do all it can to make sure we are in the best position to move forward once the threat of COVID-19 has passed.

Every part of our community is hurting at this time, and the Broncos is no different.

Our club, and rugby league, is in a fight for survival – there is no sugar-coating it – and as a business we face some hard decisions in the coming days and weeks.

But we draw strength from the support of our members and the passion we all share for the Broncos.

On behalf of everyone at our club, I would like to thank you for your continued support and patience.

Our overriding concern is always the health and safety of our players, staff, members, supporters and the community.

We urge you to continue to follow the government’s advice to minimise the impact of this global pandemic.

We wish you, your family and friends, and everyone in the Bronxnation community continued safety and good health.


Paul White
CEO
Brisbane Broncos
 

Unbreakable

International Rep
Staff
16,368
13,528
🌏
I imagine because of that, next season will also be a shortened season so there can be a proper off-season and pre-season and everything going back to normal in 2022.
Nope, it was said on NRL 360 tonight that if it did go in to December next season would start in March, the only difference is instead of a pre-season prior to Christmas they're playing footy.

Will obviously need to restructure the pre-season to give the players a fair break, but it'll be fine.
 

Super Freak

International Captain
Staff
26,375
13,688
Brisbane
Let's say the NRL season starts back up again and Broncos end up winning it.

Are people going to take that win seriously?
 

winslow_wong

State of Origin Captain
11,291
7,038
bris
So while this lockout happens, it’s my understanding that there is no training allowed but Scomo just said personal training of 10 people is allowed ? Shouldn’t that allow a backs session and then a forwards session during the week? If teams don’t train how will they be ready once the suspension is lifted?
 

Super Freak

International Captain
Staff
26,375
13,688
Brisbane
So while this lockout happens, it’s my understanding that there is no training allowed but Scomo just said personal training of 10 people is allowed ? Shouldn’t that allow a backs session and then a forwards session during the week? If teams don’t train how will they be ready once the suspension is lifted?
Once the NRL know when they can return they are looking to do a mini pre-season to allow for players to train and get ready for when they return to play.
 

winslow_wong

State of Origin Captain
11,291
7,038
bris
Once the NRL know when they can return they are looking to do a mini pre-season to allow for players to train and get ready for when they return to play.
I’m just praying guys like Milford don’t let themselves go. He put in all that work and was looking the goods.
 

soup

State of Origin Captain
8,287
6,006
T’ba
Are the Broncos refunding season ticket holders?
The season hasn’t been cancelled yet. I’d say they are probably refunding those who demand it, but members who care about the club probably wouldn’t be cancelling, unless they are under their own financial distress.
 

Jedhead

NRL Player
1,921
2,339
The season hasn’t been cancelled yet. I’d say they are probably refunding those who demand it, but members who care about the club probably wouldn’t be cancelling, unless they are under their own financial distress.
I mean a huge tranche of the workforce just got laid off as from yesterday. Has the club offered refunds yet? They have millions in the bank and are probably the richest club in the comp. added to this they are owned mostly by News Corp. who are not short of a shekel or two.
 

Allo

NRL Captain
4,439
2,840
Let's say the NRL season starts back up again and Broncos end up winning it.

Are people going to take that win seriously?
I can totally see this happening. It’ll be legit for us, but I can see the constant refusal to get very tiresome very quickly.

While the Dragons were good and deserved winners (I guess, memory of that season doesn’t stretch long), it’s interesting that I don’t see their 2010 title questioned because of the Storm cap thing. They fucked the entire season for everyone arguably just as much as if they were a legitimate team that year.
 

soup

State of Origin Captain
8,287
6,006
T’ba
Yeah, Wolfie won't like it. As good as Carrigan is, he's no Jake Trbojevic and he never will be.
I’m not so sure on that tbh. I love Jake and have done for years, but his attacking game is enhanced by playing alongside his brother. I’m not so sure he’d be much more than a defensive beast if he was on his own.
 

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