I'm finding it quite staggering tbh that they haven't fallen into line over this. Anyone with half an ounce of common sense must realise the risks to players and managers, coaches, physios etc must be way, way greater than that of the fans as we're not battering into each other with bodily fluids being flung around left, right and centre.Tomorrow's (March 14) Catalans Dragons-Leeds Rhinos fixture in rugby league's Super League has gone from being played behind closed doors to being postponed.
On Radio 4 this morning, a medical expert, talking about football (despite rugby union's ghastly apologist Justin Webb attempting desperately to shoehorn his favourite sport into the conversation), said players and managers are at far greater risk than spectators.
Latest statement says it's business as usual until any cases are reported to them. Absolute madness IMHO. Could the greater number of cases reported in football be because they have a much keener duty of care given the respective value of their 'assets' and therefore done a lot more testing?What are the odds on the RFL and Super League having a change of heart regarding fixtures after what has happened elsewhere today?
Presumably Newcastle Falcons will replace Saracens in next season's Premiership. Yorkshire Carnegie, having lost all 14 games, should be relegated from the Championship and replaced by Richmond, 7 points clear at the top of National League 1 with 5 games to go.
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