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Families of NRL players won't fly to Queensland as planned


NRL players have been informed that their families won’t be making a move to the Queensland hub as planned.

Around 500 family members were set to fly to the Gold Coast on Saturday to begin a two-week quarantine period, but The Daily Telegraph’s David Riccio says that has been “momentarily scrapped”.

“The most significant decision in the last 24 hours is that families of the clubs based in Queensland won’t be able to travel as originally planned,” Riccio said on SEN 1170 Breakfast.

“This Saturday they were meant to travel as planned, about 500 wives and children were set to board flights to join players.

“They were then expected to spend two weeks in quarantine at a separate hotel from the clubs.

“But that has been momentarily scrapped.”

While Riccio described the situation as a “major setback”, the NRL is confident of the move happening sometime in the near future.

“It is a major setback for many of the players up there,” Riccio said.

“But I will say this, the NRL is confident and hopeful that they’ll be able to get those families on a plane by mid next week.

“Hopefully it is only a short extension of this delay in getting the families closer to the players.”

12 NSW and ACT clubs flew to Queensland on Wednesday, while the Melbourne Storm flew out late last night.

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