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    First League announces return date - May 28th

    The NRL (National Rugby League) has confirmed it will become the first major sporting code to kick-off again in 2020 returning in just seven weeks.

    The Australian 2020 NRL season is returning on May 28, the game confirmed on Thursday.

    https://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/nr...3723925873885f

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    that's great news! let's hope its the first dominoe of many falling and returning us to a semblance of noralmacy

    are they sure they want to do this though?

    I mean 1 Person in Australia died of Covid yesterday and another person died today!

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    it is a start

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    Niceee

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    is this SIM Rugby

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    that's great news! let's hope its the first dominoe of many falling and returning us to a semblance of noralmacy

    are they sure they want to do this though?

    I mean 1 Person in Australia died of Covid yesterday and another person died today!
    It's pretty much under control here as far as stage 1 goes.

    Talk is now what to do next. Expectation is govt will order everyone under 40 years old back to work and school and all high risk people and aged will have ramped up protection.

    They saying need the young to take a bullet for us to end this as fast as possible for least economic damage. Estimating 30k people will die due to that policy but will get herd immunity up to 60% really fast and small business back to work.

    Alternative seems to be to keep us all at home until a vaccine comes and maybe decrease that death toll to 10k best case scenario. But would totally pretty much bankrupt most everyone during the wait.



    I expect NRL teams will all be living on an island and playing in just a couple of local cities/towns with no crowds still.

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    that is exciting.

    does australia have full testing?

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    Great news

    Think us sports back early July

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    that is exciting.

    does australia have full testing?
    There are drive through testing tents in hot spots for locals in that area to take a test if they want. But I think in general it is still like most places, unless been exposed and showing symptoms doctors do not refer people to get tested.

    They have traced all but a couple hundred cases back to the source, so it's not spreading person to person very well here for now.

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    good news

    let's hope everything returns to normal in a few months
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    thought the korean baseball league was going to come back in may
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    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnatikid513 View Post
    thought the korean baseball league was going to come back in may
    Maybe the Aussie newspaper didn't consider SK Bases a "major" sports league (whilst thinking NRL is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pologq View Post
    that is exciting.

    does australia have full testing?
    [IMG]https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...HNsz2fceEOXEt_[/IMG]

    I don't know about Australia, but I just got my test back.

    Whew, all clear!

    PS: Could someone help me out with the proper way to upload an image? Thanks.

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    Best news we had in a while

    If it indeed goes and not pushed back should make everything go

    All sports back by July

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanPeopleSuck View Post
    [IMG]https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...HNsz2fceEOXEt_[/IMG]

    I don't know about Australia, but I just got my test back.

    Whew, all clear!

    PS: Could someone help me out with the proper way to upload an image? Thanks.
    I can if you paste the correct link to the image on google photos (maybe need to make image public?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    I can if you paste the correct link to the image on google photos (maybe need to make image public?)
    https://photos.google.com/search/_tr...HNsz2fceEOXEt_

    (Totally no worries, it was just a stupid joke anyway)

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