Coronavirus: Bellamy hails V'landys' leadership as Storm consider moving to NSW border

By Sports Desk April 25, 2020

Melbourne Storm head coach Craig Bellamy lauded the leadership of Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) chairman Peter V'landys as the NRL plans to return on May 28.

The 2020 season is set to resume next month after the campaign was suspended through just two rounds on March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 has brought sport to a standstill globally but the NRL has been relentless in its determination to restart the competition and Bellamy hailed V'landys.

"I think he's done a tremendous job," Storm boss Bellamy told ABC's Offsiders on Sunday.

"Like I say, it would be easy to sit back on your hands and just wait to see what other people are doing, or what the politicians, you know, are saying or whatever, and the medical people.

"But he's made a date, and let's try and make it work."

The Storm were one of six teams unbeaten after two games when the season was postponed last month.

Melbourne and the rest of the league are set to restart training on May 4, and the Storm are considering moving to the New South Wales border.

There are still travel restrictions across Australia as the NRL reportedly considers a Sydney-based season.

Discussing the possibility of moving to either Albury or Yarrawonga on the NSW border, Bellamy said: "Ideally we'd like longer than three weeks to get ready for the competition if it is to start on May 28, but there's a lot of things that aren't ideal at the moment so we will make do."

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