NRL 2020 returns: Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels in Round 3 – live!

  • Updates on the first match back since the Covid-19 break
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Sport! Real, actual, professional live sport! It’s been what seems like an age since Australians last had the chance to watch a sporting event, but here we are, finally, with the NRL – trailblazers in their own way – on the cusp of becoming the first major league in the country to get back down to business on a pitch.

It’s been exactly 67 days since the referee’s whistle brought an end to the NRL as we knew it, back on 22 March, before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the league – and all sport around the globe, with a few notable exceptions (hello Belarus!) – to a shuddering halt.

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