NRL targets 1 July for crowds to return to stadiums

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Rugby league boss Peter V’landys has set another ambitious target for the game ahead of the NRL’s resumption, saying he wants crowds in stadiums from 1 July. With his goal of getting the NRL back underway by 28 May set to be realised on Thursday when Brisbane host Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium, the ARL Commission chairman is hoping to get fans at grounds in just over a month.

“You are allowed so many people so we will start looking at that with the biosecurity measures in the coming weeks,” V’landys told News Corp Australia. “And I am not saying capacity crowds. I have to stress capped crowds. That is one way you can reward the members that have stuck firm.”

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