Super League: Toronto Wolfpack, Leeds Rhinos, Salford Red Devils impacted by coronavirus | Rugby League News

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As has been customary for Toronto since the club's inception, large numbers of players and staff are based in the UK, with 'home' games played in back-to-back chunks throughout the season.

Last Updated: 01/04/20 6:13pm

"Leeds Rhinos have also made Emerald Headingley Stadium available to the emergency front line services that are dealing with the current situation in our city.

Toronto Wolfpack are yet to play a Super League game at Lamport Stadium

With the sport on hold due to the outbreak and restrictions on entry to Canada in place, the club have moved to advise their planned three-game home-stand against Hull (April 18), Wigan (April 25) and St Helens (May 2) will not happen.

"The Headingley Lodge has been made available for front line workers who may need to isolate themselves from family who are showing symptoms plus the stadium has been made available for any other needs the local authorities may require."

"This measure has been taken to ensure job security for all employees and protect the club's future.

The Wolfpack, in their first season in rugby league's top flight, have played the first six games of the season in England - as is customary due to the availability of their Lamport Stadium home.

"The Wolfpack are in daily consultation with the RFL, Super League and all clubs around the completion of the 2020 season, while also considering government healthcare guidance," a statement said.

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Meanwhile, the Red Devils said in a statement: "Following the suspension of the 2020 Betfred Super League season, Salford Red Devils have placed the majority of staff on furlough leave.

"Toronto Wolfpack's home games scheduled for Saturday April 18 (vs Hull FC), Saturday April 25 (vs Wigan Warriors) and Saturday May 2 (vs St Helens) will unfortunately no longer take place on those dates. The club hopes that these three games can still take place in Toronto as part of a remodelled schedule."

"Salford Red Devils will continue to keep supporters updated on the club's activity throughout the suspended season across the website and social media channels."

"Leeds Rhinos have announced that nearly all the club's staff and players will now be furloughed in line with government requirements which means that the ticket office and telephone lines will no longer be available for supporters to contact for the immediate future," the club said in a statement.

The Rhinos and the Red Devils both released statements on Wednesday saying that they have begun the process of furloughing players and staff due to the coronavirus crisis.

"The RFL is currently building up a number of fixture remodelling schedules based around a restructured end of season, which maintains all Super League and Challenge Cup games.