The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has announced that it will give AUS$2.5m ($1.53; £1.2m) to every club in the National Rugby League (NRL).

The package, agreed after an emergency meeting on Monday, is intended to shore up the league's 16 clubs in light of financial uncertainty created by the coronavirus outbreak.

Earlier this month, the NRL announced that it would be suspending its season until at least 31 May.

As part of this latest deal, the NRL will cut staffing levels by 95% during the shutdown period and cut executive salaries by 25%.


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