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Former Rugby league boss Todd Greenberg appointed Australian Cricketers Association chief
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Former Rugby league boss Todd Greenberg appointed Australian Cricketers Association chief

Greenberg's name was also doing the rounds for the Cricket Australia (CA) chief's job after Kevin Roberts quit last year.

Australia will allow crowds of up to 10,000 at small sports stadiums, says Prime Minister Scott Morrison
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Australia will allow crowds of up to 10,000 at small sports stadiums, says Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Morrison said Australia’s states were working toward rules which would let stadiums with capacities of up to 40,000 host up to 10,000 spectators.

England rugby coach Eddie Jones advocates eliminating scrum resets, reducing substitutes to speed up sport
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England rugby coach Eddie Jones advocates eliminating scrum resets, reducing substitutes to speed up sport

England rugby coach Eddie Jones says stoppages and too many reserve players are making rugby too much like American football and steps need to be taken to speed up the game.

Fox Sports Australia apologises for broadcasting Adolf Hitler's image during National Rugby League show
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Fox Sports Australia apologises for broadcasting Adolf Hitler's image during National Rugby League show

Fox Sports Australia issued an apology, saying it was concerned about a digitally manipulated image shown during the Sunday Night with Matty Johns program.

Coronavirus Outbreak: National Rugby League resumes in Australia after two-month hiatus with some feel-good moments
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Coronavirus Outbreak: National Rugby League resumes in Australia after two-month hiatus with some feel-good moments

There were as many feel-good stories off the field as there were on when the National Rugby League restarted its season on the weekend with empty stadiums and using only six venues in order to cut down on travel and better manage coronavirus threats that had shut down the league since 23 March.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia's top medical body tells NRL to slow down plans for spectators
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia's top medical body tells NRL to slow down plans for spectators

Just two rounds of matches in NRL were played before the season was halted in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: After a tough road, Australia's National Rugby League to resume season
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Coronavirus Outbreak: After a tough road, Australia's National Rugby League to resume season

The NRL announced a revised 16-round schedule for the competition, which has been suspended since 23 March because of coronavirus restrictions

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia plots return of sport as spread of COVID-19 slows
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia plots return of sport as spread of COVID-19 slows

The Australian government will meet on Friday to discuss how sport can restart as the number of new coronavirus cases dwindles and states begin to relax restrictions on social gatherings, two sources familiar with the details told Reuters.

Organisers expect T20 World Cup to be a success despite potential clash with Australian rugby and football competitions
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Organisers expect T20 World Cup to be a success despite potential clash with Australian rugby and football competitions

With both the Australian Football League and National Rugby League seasons suspended due to the pandemic, they may now clash with the Twenty20 World Cup when they resume

Coronavirus Outbreak: Football in Australia, New Zealand ends after A-League suspends season indefinitely
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Football in Australia, New Zealand ends after A-League suspends season indefinitely

Australian football's A-League has suspended its season indefinitely, bringing an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand until the coronavirus pandemic passes.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia's National Rugby League shuts down after a lot of deliberation in response to COVID-19 spread
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia's National Rugby League shuts down after a lot of deliberation in response to COVID-19 spread

Australia's National Rugby League became one of the last professional contact sports to shut down in response to the spread of the coronavirus, suspending its 16-team competition on Monday.

Coronavirus pandemic: New Zealand rugby, football teams indefinitely base themselves in Australia amid COVID-19 threat
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Coronavirus pandemic: New Zealand rugby, football teams indefinitely base themselves in Australia amid COVID-19 threat

The New Zealand Warriors rugby league team has decided to indefinitely base itself in Australia, separating players from their families, in the hope of continuing to play in Australia's National Rugby League as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Coronavirus pandemic: Australian Grand Prix cancelled, ODIs to be played in empty stadiums, Australian sports feel impact of virus outbreak
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Coronavirus pandemic: Australian Grand Prix cancelled, ODIs to be played in empty stadiums, Australian sports feel impact of virus outbreak

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said the decision to play games without any spectators was common sense 'in the face of an unprecedented public health issue'