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Sport Broncos v Eels: Brodie Croft fails temperature check twice upon arrival for season re-opener

08:51  29 may  2020
08:51  29 may  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Broncos ' camp was sent into shock when halfback Croft twice failed the check upon arriving at Suncorp Stadium, before finally being cleared to enter the ground. "I'm feeling good now, I'm keen to get out there," Croft laughed speaking to Fox League's Corey Parker. "The excitement got to me a bit

Parramatta Eels triumphed 34-6 over Brisbane Broncos as NRL’s return brought professional sport back to Australian soil, but the occasion began with a failed temperature test for Brodie Croft . Host broadcaster Fox Sports reported the Broncos half-back twice recorded temperatures over the

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The NRL and its strict biosecurity protocols have been thrown an early test, with Brisbane's Brodie Croft initially failing a temperature check hours before the season's restart game between the Broncos and Eels.

The Broncos' camp was sent into shock when halfback Croft twice failed the check upon arriving at Suncorp Stadium, before finally being cleared to enter the ground.

"I'm feeling good now, I'm keen to get out there," Croft laughed speaking to Fox League's Corey Parker.

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"The excitement got to me a bit there when I was at the front gates."

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Brodie Croft eventually passed before Brisbane's clash with the Eels . Broncos halfback Brodie Croft sent a scare through the NRL after twice failing a temperature check prior to Brisbane’s The Broncos signing twice registered a temperature above 37.2 degrees when undergoing the check as

Parramatta Eels triumphed 34-6 over Brisbane Broncos as NRL's return brought professional sport back to Australian soil, but the occasion began with a failed temperature test for Brodie Croft . Host broadcaster Fox Sports reported the Broncos half-back twice recorded temperatures over the

With the NRL getting back underway tonight after more than two months of being sidelined through the coronavirus pandemic, all players and staff are required to undergo temperature checks to test for COVID-19 symptoms. 

Players' body temperatures must be 32.7 degrees or below in order to be cleared to play and train.

It's just one of a host of measures the NRL has introduced to ensure the competition avoids a second suspension through the coronavirus crisis.

Clubs have also been reduced to 50 person bubbles, including players and staff, and ordered to abide by strict isolation measures that, outside of playing games and training, virtually limit them to their homes.

The NRL, which has now been reduced to a 20-round competition, will be played out of six venues to reduce player travel up until round nine.

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Broncos halfback Brodie Croft twice recorded a high temperature upon arriving at the stadium ahead of the clash with Parramatta. Croft twice recorded a temperature above the accepted number of 37.2C and was in danger of being ruled out of the game.

NRL 2020 Round 3 | Brisbane Broncos Vs Parramatta Eels at Suncorp Stadium as NRL returns. The first half of the NRL's return has stunned fans with Broncos halfback Brodie Croft has sent a scare through the NRL, twice failing a temperature check as he arrived at the ground for the season

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NRL is defending against coronavirus on case-by-case basis, backing authorities to react in real time .
We've seen the Roosters and Bulldogs on either side of the NRL's coronavirus rules in the past 24 hours, and the league is backing its ability to adapt to these fluid situations on the fly, rather than put strict attack plans in place.Not just because of the lack of crowds or rejigged schedule, but because of the rule changes that have put NRL games on fast-forward.

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