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NRL 2022: Coach’s Covid concern for the competition

Socialising could be on the way out as worried coaches start to plan for another Covid-19 wave over winter which could wipe out players and staff.

Covid-19 could destroy teams in the run to the finals if the NRL pushes ahead with its current model which requires players, coaches and staff to quarantine for seven days.

That’s the opinion of Canterbury’s interim coach, Mick Potter, who missed his side’s Round 16 loss to the Sharks due to the virus.

The Bulldogs are dealing with another positive case after Aaron Schoupp was ruled out of Sunday’s game against South Sydney after contracting the virus during the bye round, although the rest of the squad appears to be fine.

The Maroons were without Cameron Munster and Murray Taulagi for the State of Origin decider after both tested positive last week, while a number of NRL players and coaches have been forced into isolation as…


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