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NRL to make call on State of Origin as sport scrambles again in face of Covid outbreaks

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NSW want State of Origin III to still be played on home turf even if it cannot be held in Sydney as the NRL weighs up the fate of that fixture and the home-and-away season. NRL bosses spent Monday analysing options for the immediate future, ahead of the most important commission meeting since the game restarted last May on Tuesday.

Sydney clubs are still preparing as if they will play at home this weekend in front of no crowds, well aware they could still be moved elsewhere after Tuesday’s meeting. But regardless of that outcome, they are already feeling the pinch of the city’s first lockdown in 12 months.

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