COVID-19 forces NRL into last minute switch

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Welcome to Wide World of Sports' sum of the circular 17 lucifer betwixt the Bulldogs and the Roosters from Bankwest Stadium.

Wet and acold conditions volition greet the players tonight, with temperatures expected to beryllium successful azygous figures during the match. Steady rainfall has been falling successful the country astir of the afternoon.

There's already been 1 change, with the NRL forced to power the lucifer officials for tonight's match.

Referee Grant Atkins and interaction judges Belinda Sharpe and Liam Kennedy were owed to power the match, but they've been replaced by the officials who did Thursday's lucifer betwixt Manly and Canberra.

Adam Gee volition present referee the match, on with interaction judges Peter Gough and David Munro.

The power was indispensable due to the fact that 2 of the archetypal officials whitethorn beryllium classified arsenic casual contacts by NSW Health.

The NRL said the power was made "as an abundance of caution".

"The officials utilized successful Thursday night's crippled did not bid with the broader squad connected Thursday oregon Friday," the NRL said.

"The lucifer officials who whitethorn beryllium classified arsenic casual contacts person undergone COVID tests."

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