Coronavirus: Storm coach Bellamy hits out at Roosters boss over demand to scrap NRL points

By Sports Desk April 12, 2020

Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy slammed the "unfair" demand from Sydney Roosters chairman Nick Politis to scrap competition points when the NRL resumes following the coronavirus outbreak.

The NRL is planning to restart the coronavirus-hit season on May 28 after the 2020 campaign was suspended following just two rounds on March 23 due to COVID-19.

Politis told The Daily Telegraph that if existing points were not wiped, the competition would become "meaningless".

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has already aborted the concept of a radical proposal to scrap the opening two rounds of competition points, but Bellamy still hit out at Politis.

"Our season was postponed after the first two rounds, it wasn't scrapped," Bellamy, whose Storm were among six teams to have won their first two fixtures prior to the postponement, told the Herald Sun.

"I'm thinking if it's postponed then we continue on as we did before. I think [Nick's demand] is unfair. You're going to be upsetting a lot of fans.

"The determination was our competition was postponed …. we didn't say that we are ending this competition and starting another one later on, it was we are postponing our season."

Bellamy added: "Nick coming out and saying that, obviously he’s just trying to look after his own club.

"At the end of the day, the six clubs that have won their first two games, and obviously there is some clubs that have won one game as well, have fought pretty hard to win those games and I know we did."

 

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