Wednesday 25 March
The Super League competition is ready to make cut backs due to the ongoing suspension of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to CEO Robert Elstone. “We’ve spent a week looking at every single line in the budget to save money and ensure we distribute funds to our clubs every month to protect them for as long as we can. That is very much our priority. We’ve spent time looking at our staff base and furloughing is an option for a large number of our employees,” he said.
Kyle Amor admits that not knowing when the Super League competition will resume is making it very difficult for players to maintain the right level of training after being isolated away from their normal routine. He told St Helens Star’s Mike Critchley: “The problem is we don’t know how long this is going to go on for. I don’t know whether to go really hard now and maintain my fitness levels, or do we take a break and then hit it hard? We could end up doing the wrong stuff and burning out – so we have to box clever with our experience and get around it.”
Scott Taylor has heaped praise on Hull FC for their instant reaction to the self isolation measures put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and believes the limitations are non-negotiable, “To be honest, I think any club, in rugby or elsewhere, trying to jump the gun and train through such a situation is plain stupidity. If doing what’s right for the health and safety of everyone associated with the club means we’re behind others when we return, then so be it. I can more than live with that,” he said in his Hull Daily Mail column.