Raiders back NRL’s decision to suspend the comp

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AFTER the NRL made the decision to suspend the competition yesterday (March 23), the Canberra Raiders say they support the decision and will do what they can to be ready for when the competition resumes. 

The announcement to suspend the competition came a day after the AFL also suspended its season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Raiders CEO Don Furner says although the news to suspend the season is extremely disappointing, the club respects the decision.

“Although we’re disappointed with the outcome of today’s decision, we agree with the NRL that the health and wellbeing of our players and staff remains paramount during these tough times,” Furner says.

“We will be working through the implications of this decision over the coming days, but I can assure all of our members and fans that we will be doing all we can to ensure the future of our club.

“We want to thank all of our Raiders family for their messages of support during this period. We will endeavour to keep you updated when we have more information.”

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart says although the game faces a huge challenge, it is not limited to just rugby league and the Raiders.

“Rugby League has bounced back from many challenges before and I know the united approach from the clubs and game will see the game return when we can,” Stuart says.

“This is a hard time for not only rugby league but all of society and we want to wish all of our members and fans the best during this tough time and we will see you on the other side.”

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