How COVID-19 crisis has impacted sports schedules

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The increasing COVID-19 situation successful NSW and Victoria has prompted monolithic changes for Australian sports, with respective teams relocating and scheduled matches moved interstate.

Today NSW recorded 97 caller coronavirus cases of assemblage transmission, with 29 of those infectious successful the community. The quality means the clump - which leads backmost to an unvaccinated limo operator astatine Sydney airport, who transported American formation unit - has surpassed 1000 cases.

Meanwhile successful Victoria, the authorities recorded six caller COVID-19 cases contiguous arsenic they embark connected time 1 of a five-day lockdown. Victoria's outbreak has been linked backmost to Sydney removalists that travelled crossed the borderline portion infectious, spreading the microorganism successful Melbourne wherever vulnerability sites present see large buying centres and the MCG.

All Victorian AFL teams to beryllium tested for COVID-19 arsenic MCG becomes vulnerability site

As a result, different Australian states person imposed borderline restrictions and re-introduced COVID-19 prevention measures to residents.

The flow-on impact has been felt successful the sports scenery crossed Australia, with galore codes impacted. A full of 12 NRL teams person relocated to Queensland, arsenic person Sydney's AFL teams and six Super Netball sides.

Here is the pursuing docket for this weekend, with precocious changed fixtures noted.



Gold Coast Titans v Parramatta Eels - Cbus Super Stadium - 6pm (AEST)

Manly Sea Eagles v St George Illawarra Dragons - Cbus Super Stadium - 8.05pm (AEST)


North Queensland Cowboys v Sydney Roosters - Queensland Country Bank Stadium - 3pm (AEST) (Originally scheduled for 5.30pm)

Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks - Cbus Super Stadium - 5.30pm (AEST) (Originally scheduled for 3pm)

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights - Cbus Super Stadium - 7.35pm (AEST) (Originally scheduled astatine AAMI Park)


New Zealand Warriors v Penrith Panthers - Suncorp Stadium - 1.50pm (AEST)

Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers - Suncorp Stadium - 4.05pm (AEST)

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs - Cbus Super Stadium - 6.15pm (AEST)



Richmond Tigers v Brisbane Lions - Metricon Stadium - 7.50pm (AEST) (Originally scheduled astatine MCG)


Gold Coast Suns v Western Bulldogs - Metricon Stadium - 4.35pm (AEST)

Melbourne Demons v Hawthorn Hawks - MCG - 4.35pm (AEST)

St Kilda Saints v Port Adelaide Power - Marvel Stadium - 7.25pm (AEST)


North Melbourne Kangaroos v Essendon Bombers - Metricon Stadium - 12.35pm (AEST) (Originally scheduled astatine Marvel Stadium)

Collingwood Magpies v Carlton Blues - MCG - 3.20pm (AEST)

Adelaide Crows v West Coast Eagles - Adelaide Oval - 4.40pm (AEST)

GWS Giants v Sydney Swans - Metricon Stadium - 6.20pm (AEST) (Originally scheduled for Ballarat's Mars Stadium)

Super Netball


Melbourne Vixens v Collingwood Magpies - Netball SA Stadium - 1pm (AEST)

NSW Swifts v GWS Giants - Netball SA Stadium - 3pm (AEST)

West Coast Fever v Adelaide Thunderbirds - RAC Arena - 8pm (AEST)


Queensland Firebirds v Sunshine Coast Lightning - Nissan Arena - 7pm (AEST)

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