Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has expressed concern about the safety and welfare of NRL players over the shortage of contact work they will do before the competition’s scheduled resumption later this month.
Via: Fox League
Squad sessions will resume on Wednesday, but permission for contact isn’t expected to be granted until later in the week.
That means players will potentially have under three weeks of work in that crucial area before the scheduled May 28 restart.
No games have been played for six weeks and Bellamy said Melbourne would definitely have to change their philosophy.
“For me, it feels unrealistic to expect them to, after what they’ve had off, to have three weeks’ preparation and be ready, but that’s the situation we are in,” Bellamy told Fox League Live.
“I’m a little bit concerned I suppose, not about our team, but I suppose about players safety or welfare with the lack of contact.