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Queensland teams have been given the all clear to return to training ahead of the May 28 season relaunch (Getty Images)

NRL News - Queensland Premier Green Lights NRL Return


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has given NRL teams from Queensland the all clear to return to training ahead of the season relaunch on May 28.

In a telephone hook up on Friday afternoon, the Premier told NRL Chairman Peter V’Landys and the CEOs of the Broncos, Cowboys and Titans that they could resume training for a season re-opener.

In a statement released by the Queensland Government, Ms Palaszczuk declared the agreed upon plan between all parties is "workable".

“I said I was as keen as anyone else to see the NRL return and I meant it,” the Premier said.

“The only condition was that it did not put our excellent work containing the spread of COVID-19 at risk and the Chief Health Officer advises that the NRL plan is workable.”

The Premier explained that the decision gives clubs permission to travel across the Queensland border to play because they are working and because they are in quarantine.

This also means that Queensland players will be able to remain in Queensland with their families, and the Premier did not rule out a potential NRL Grand Final taking place in her state.

“First round games will be played in Queensland and of course I put in a bid for a local grand final and we all look forward to hosting the State of Origin.”
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