The Canterbury Bulldogs are set to be the first team this season to seek an exemption from the NRL after a COVID-19 outbreak hit the club on Wednesday.
Bulldogs general manager of football Phil Gould confirmed the club will be applying for exemptions to fill the player quota, with players sent for PCR testing.
He confirmed several injuries have also made it difficult for the Bulldogs to select a squad.
“COVID and injury issues this morning,” Gould tweeted. “Players have been sent for PCR tests to confirm RAT results.
“We will be applying to NRL for exemptions to fill our player quotas for this trip to Brisbane. The world these days.”
Canterbury will face the Broncos in Brisbane on Friday night.
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