Peter V’landys reveals it’s ‘full steam ahead’ for NRL Grand Final
ARL Commission Chairman Peter V’landys says it’s “full steam ahead” for tomorrow’s NRL Grand Final, after Queensland’s latest COVID-19 outbreak.
The Sunshine State recorded two new local cases overnight – both of which are linked and in home quarantine.
Earlier this week, the Penrith and South Sydney decider was capped at 75% capacity or 39,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium.
V’landys told The Continuous Call Team unless there’s a spike in cases and a lockdown, the decider will go ahead in Brisbane.
“(It’s) full steam ahead for tomorrow night,” V’landys said.
“At this stage it’s all good, the COVID-19 cases were in quarantine – there’s no cases that they’re not being able to track.
“If that continues tomorrow, so it’ll be a restless night for me and the NRL team, it’ll be all go tomorrow.
“If there’s a lockdown, we’ll have to consider postponing the match and moving it to Townsville.
“We won’t do that unilaterally, we’ll certainly speak to the two coaches, the two clubs, and get their viewpoints and make a decision.
“I’m hoping that doesn’t occur and that there’ll be no cases that they can’t track and we’re full steam ahead tomorrow night.”
The Grand Final will kick off at 7.30pm AEDT.
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