NRL will play five games in two days in Brisbane despite ban on all sport ...

NRL will play five games in two days in Brisbane despite ban on all sport ...
NRL will play five games in two days in Brisbane despite ban on all sport ...
NRL will play five games in two days in Brisbane despite ban on all sport during Queensland lockdown NRL games will be played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Sunday & Monday Five fixtures won't see any crowds, but competition rolls on for fans and players Exemption granted to the NRL by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Chief health officer Jeanette Young earlier declared no games due to lockdown

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Despite the Queensland Government declaring all sport was banned during lockdown, the NRL has confirmed five games will be played across two days at the same venue in Brisbane.

Suncorp Stadium will host a triple header on Sunday, before a further two games on Monday.

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The five remaining round 20 fixtures will be played in front of no crowds, with the footy earlier postponed after six confirmed positive Covid cases on Saturday in the Sunshine State.

From 1.50pm on Sunday afternoon, the Newcastle Knights and Canberra Raiders do battle first up, followed by a grand final replay between the Penrith Panthers and ladder leaders Melbourne Storm at 4:05pm.

Melbourne Storm hooker Brandon Smith will take to the field on Sunday after the NRL was granted an exemption for their remaining round 20 games to be played

Melbourne Storm hooker Brandon Smith will take to the field on Sunday after the NRL was granted an exemption for their remaining round 20 games to be played

The decision has raised a few eyebrows, with most parts of Queensland in a three-day lockdown after six positive Covid cases on Saturday (pictured a health care worker takes a sample)

The decision has raised a few eyebrows, with most parts of Queensland in a three-day lockdown after six positive Covid cases on Saturday (pictured a health care worker takes a sample)

The St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs will then square off from 6:25pm.

Monday sees the Canterbury Bulldogs and Gold Coast Titans lock horns with a 6pm kick-off, before the Cronulla Sharks

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