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Virus round-up: Aussies’ NRL games to continue

RUGBY LEAGUE: Australia’s National Rugby League has vowed to continue with their season until the Australian government advises them not to. The NRL began its campaign behind closed doors last week and ARL chairman Peter V’landys (pictured) said they intend to play on, despite Aussies Rules football delaying their season.

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‘Get out in the fresh air if you can; open windows and breathe in the outside. Give time to your mental health’ — Rugby Football League president Tony Adams has urged supporters to look after their mental health as many people self-isolate. The former footballer urged fans to share concerns and stay in touch with family and friends remotely.

Isaac shares a little of bit Magic

BASKETBALL: Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac will work with a church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to schoolkids on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

FOOTBALL: Former Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino has called for the Serie A season to be cancelled after comparing coronavirus to ‘the plague’. Italy is in lockdown, with more than 4,800 people having died there so far during the pandemic. Cellino, who owns Serie A bottom club Brescia, said: ‘Everything has to be moved to the next season. It is time for realism, gentlemen. This is the plague.’

FOOTBALL: Liverpool stewards are volunteering to help with crowd control and assisting the elderly with their shopping at supermarkets. The club’s chief executive Peter Moore said: ‘Our stadium stewards here at LFC are truly the best in the business and would be delighted to help.’