Some NRL teams want to drop unvaccinated players

A group of NRL clubs are “privately agitating for the right to sack players who refuse” to take the vaccine as the league “steps up talks with the players union over its vaccination policy.” The NRL and Rugby League Players Association are preparing to “sign off on a policy that is set to be put before the ARL Commission next week.” While the vaccination rate “has been solid across the game,” there are some players “who have thus far refused to have the jab.” The first group of players are “due to return to training at some clubs" on Nov. 3, where it is "expected that unvaccinated players will be segregated from those who have had the Covid-19 vaccine.” The NRL “continues to insist that it will not mandate vaccination” (THE AUSTRALIAN, 10/22).

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