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AFL and NRL are different cases: McGuire

Eddie McGuire says the NRL is not so affected by border closures as the AFL, with rugby league deciding to play on during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Collingwood president said the NRL did not have clubs in South Australia or Western Australia where borders were closed, which seriously impacted on the AFL.

McGuire pointed out all of the NRL’s clubs except for Melbourne Storm and Warriors were located in either NSW or Queensland.

“Well, look, the NRL it’s a different competition,” McGuire told Triple M.

“We heard from the NRL yesterday. They play in three states but with one team in Melbourne, whereas the AFL, once the borders closed in South Australia and Western Australia it became self-evident that we couldn’t go on with it.

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