A Harbor City Club took breakthrough precautions as Sydney was scrambling to contain the latest outbreak of Covid-19.
The Sydney Roosters have announced plans to move their Round 16 home game to Newcastle as Sydney moves to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
In a statement released Thursday, The Roosters confirmed that the originally scheduled collision with the Storm on July 1st at the Sydney Cricket Ground will take place at McDonald Jones Stadium.
This move was called a “precautionary measure” by the club.
“People in the Hunter Region love rugby league, so it was easy to take Round 16 home games to Newcastle,” said Roosters head coach Trent Robinson.
“We always enjoy traveling to Newcastle and playing at McDonald’s Jones Stadium, so we’re hosting this game for all Newcastle’s passionate rugby league fans, including Roosters members and local supporters. I’m really looking forward to doing it. It will benefit from being a true home game for them. “
The decision is especially bold when it comes to betting on the game. Tricolor in 5th place is 0-3 from a clash with the top four sides of the season and has a chance to speak by defeating the ladder-leading storm.
With two wins between them and Rabito in fourth and Manly strangled in sixth, the victory in Round 16 will inspire the Roosters’ top four hopes.
As of Thursday afternoon, 36 cases from a recent outbreak in Sydney are associated with clusters that occurred in Bondi, less than 5 km from the Roosters headquarters.
The Roosters is the first Sydney club to announce plans to move home fixtures in response to an outbreak.
The other four games will be played in Sydney in the 16th round, and it has not yet been announced if they will be relocated.
All NRL teams will be off this weekend as the rugby league world focuses on State of Origin II.
On Thursday, Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek banned travelers from Greater Sydney from entering the state due to a game being held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
“I know this is a difficult time, but my priority has always been the health and safety of Queensland citizens,” said Janet Young, Queensland Chief Health Officer. ..
It is not yet known if spectators will be allowed in the final round of the series at Sydney Stadium, Australia on July 14th.
Earlier this week, the NRL instructed players and club officials based in the Greater Sydney area to return to bubble-like limits.
Players are instructed not to use public transport or attend crowded public places and must leave home for training and important activities.
Place of originSydney Roosters move NRL home game amid Covid-19 outbreak