Rugby Football League trying to salvage Ashes amid virus pandemic

LONDON (AFP) – Britain’s governing Rugby Football League (RFL) has yet to give up hope of staging this year’s Ashes series with Australia as it tries to ensure clubs stay afloat during the shutdown caused by the coronavirus.

National Rugby League (NRL) followed other competitions across all sport on Monday by announcing its suspension of the current season, with chiefs saying the campaign was being put on hold “indefinitely”.