- Coaches John Morris and Paul Green ordered to take leave
- Players’ union rejects suggestions of 50% pay cut
NRL players are expected to find out by the end of the week how much the coronavirus crisis will affect their pay packets. League officials on Wednesday began discussions with the players’ union to determine the impact the season’s enforced suspension on player salaries.
The talks come as hundreds more club staff, including head coaches John Morris and Paul Green, were ordered to take paid and unpaid leave. NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg and his Rugby League Players Association counterpart Clint Newton were locked in talks for more than two hours.
NRL player pay cuts loom after staff and coaches stood down