THE New South Wales Rugby League has cancelled nine major competitions for this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
But a decision is yet to be made on community football, which will be on hiatus until at least May 1.
The NSW Cup and Queensland Cup competitions have been cancelled, as well as Jersey Flegg Cup (under 20s), UNE SG Ball Cup (under 18s), Laurie Daley Cup (under 18s), Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup (under 18s women), UNE Harold Matthews Cup (under 16s), Andrew Johns Cup (under 16s), Women's Country Championships and Men's Under 23s Country Championships.
The call to wrap up the Laurie Daley and Andrew Johns Cup doesn't affect the Riverina sides, as they had already missed qualification for finals after the last round of regular season fixtures as played earlier this month.
"We have an obligation to be part of the solution for this pandemic, both for the rugby league community and also for the community itself," NSWRL chief executive officer David Trodden said.
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