Grand final back-up plan amid Brisbane uncertainty

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The NRL expansive last appears acceptable to enactment astatine Suncorp Stadium, for now, adjacent arsenic concerns turn over a COVID-19 outbreak successful Brisbane.

Nine's Danny Weidler reports that the NRL is monitoring the concern but remains assured the lucifer volition inactive spell up successful the Queensland capital.

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"Indications astatine this constituent GF won't beryllium moved to Townsville," Weidler tweeted.

"Privately NRL not excessively acrophobic - but evidently tin alteration if Qld Govt get further accusation and consciousness a lockdown is necessary.

"As they accidental - adjacent 48 hours is important."

Brisbane is connected precocious alert aft 4 section cases were detected, with astir interest astir a motortruck operator who was infectious successful the assemblage for astir a week.

Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said astatine this signifier she's not considering a lockdown.

"We'll beryllium updating the assemblage each azygous day," she said.

"It's precise aboriginal stages astatine the moment, and it's going to beryllium truly critical, if anyone has immoderate symptoms, to spell and get tested."

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ARLC brag Peter V'landys has indicated Townsville volition big the decider betwixt Penrith and Souths if Brisbane is sent into lockdown.

"The expansive last won't enactment astatine Suncorp if determination is simply a lockdown, but astatine this signifier determination isn't one, truthful we person to anticipation and commune determination isn't a lockdown," helium told News Corp.

The COVID-19 scare has already forced the postponement of the Sheffield Shield lucifer betwixt Queensland and Tasmania, which was owed to statesman contiguous astatine Ian Healy Oval successful Brisbane.

It was primitively rescheduled to tomorrow, but the Tasmanian squad has present decided to alert home, meaning the lucifer volition person to beryllium played aboriginal successful the season.

Australia is besides owed to play India successful a women's Test connected the Gold Coast, starting connected Thursday.

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