NRLW gets green light to begin in September
Australia’s National Rugby League Women’s Premiership has been given the go ahead to start, as scheduled, this September.
Governing body Australian Rugby League Commission approved the upcoming season despite fears the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic would prevent it from doing so.
The men’s National Rugby League tournament got back underway on May 28.
ARLC chairman Peter V’landys said: "The women’s game is a very important element of rugby league. We are very proud of our achievements in the women’s game and we should be providing it the significance it deserves.
“I want to thank the clubs for their commitment to women’s sport and the players themselves for their understanding as we worked through this process."
The 2020 season will be the league’s third and involves four teams: Brisbane Broncos, New Zealand Warriors, St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters.
The Grand Final will be played as a double-header with the men’s on October 25.
Last season, Brisbane Broncos picked up their second title in the NRLW - the only team to win the league in its history.