World News – UA – National Rugby League pays tribute to outgoing players


The NRL will honor 27 outgoing and outgoing players – for the first time, including female stars – during the preparation for the Grand Final NRL Telstra Premiership 2020 on Sunday

Premiership winners, 300 Club members and Test and Origin stars are among this year’s retired and outgoing class of players

Players featured at a tribute on the pitch on Sunday include Mitchell Aubusson (Sydney Roosters), Joel Thompson (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Chris Lawrence (Wests Tigers), Ethan Lowe (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Tim Grant, Sam McKendry (Penrith Panthers), David Gower (Parramatta Eels), Tim Glasby (Newcastle Knights), Cameron King, Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Jamie Buhrer (Newcastle Knights) as well as Ruan Sims (Sydney Roosters)

Darius Boyd, Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos), Adam Blair, Gerard Beale (Warriors), James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Ben Matulino (Wests Tigers), Shannon Boyd (Gold Coast Titans), Aidan Guerra (Newcastle) Knights), Gavin Cooper, Scott Bolton (North Queensland Cowboys), as well as Lorina Papali’i, Sarina Clark (Warriors), Lavina O’Mealey, Rebecca Young (Sydney Roosters) and Heather Ballinger (Brisbane Broncos)

« The players’ departure and departure ceremony is always one of the most emotional moments of our grand final. It will be different this year due to our biosecurity protocols, but we will still be able to honor the players of ‘in a special way,’ said Andrew Abdo, CEO of the NRL

“Being a regular NRL player for several seasons takes a lot of talent and hard work, they are champions of our game who have given their hearts and souls to their clubs and representative teams for a long time. of time « 

« It’s very special for us to honor our female athletes who are leaving our game for the first time. We have established a set of criteria to ensure that the elite women who retire and leave are recognized at the as the NRLW continues to grow, this will make our annual tribute even more special « 

Largest post COVID crowd in Australia to attend NRL Telstra Premiership 2020 Grand Final, match now officially sold out

A crowd of nearly 40,000 will descend on ANZ Stadium for the NRL Grand Final between the Penrith Panthers and the Melbourne Storm and the NRLW Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and the Sydney Roosters

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Fans are encouraged to consider all available travel options in advance, as public transport continues to operate at reduced capacity to maintain physical distance on the network

If using public transportation, fans are encouraged to plan ahead, plan to arrive early, and allow plenty of extra travel time to and from Olympic Park

Express trains to Olympic Park will depart regularly from Central and Penrith from around 2 p.m., with return services running full time until late

The Sydney Olympic Park major events buses will also run on all routes with services starting at 2 p.m., depending on the route, and return services operating full time

Wearing a face mask when traveling on public transport is strongly recommended and supporters are strongly encouraged to keep their face shields on until they reach their seat inside the stadium

After the match, fans are encouraged to watch the post-match presentation, with food and drink outlets remaining open to reduce the number of spectators away from the venue

Additional measures and staff will be in place around transport hubs and the ANZ stadium to safely handle the crowds arriving and leaving the match Fans should practice physical distancing in queues and follow instructions from on-site staff

Fans are encouraged to be seated inside the ANZ Stadium before 6:30 p.m. to see the pre-game entertainment showcased by award-winning multi-platinum and multi-ARIA artist Amy Shark

For the first time, an NRL Grand Final will feature technology that will allow the posts to be lit after practice and goal

The NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final 2020 is supported by the NSW government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW

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