Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic The 2020 season was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was formally declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on 11 March 2020, one day prior to the scheduled start of the premiership season.
Round 5 Manly recovered from an 0–18 deficit just prior to halftime  Crowds were permitted back in stadiums, albeit in limit numbers in corporate boxes only. The Bulldogs vs Roosters clash was postponed due to one of the player's children attending a school where someone tested positive to COVID-19.
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- Match Summary
It was the first time the Penrith Panthers and the Melbourne Storm met in an NRL Grand Final, and in a finals match in general. The Penrith side were awarded the minor premiership for the third time in the club's history, and were aiming to secure a third premiership; the Panthers having secured both titles in 1991 and 2003. It was Ivan Cleary's se...
The match was broadcast live on the Nine Network and delayed on Fox League in Australia and Sky Sport in New Zealand. Radio broadcasters include ABC, Triple M, 2GB, SEN and Koori Radio.
Curtain-raiser matches on the day will include two matches
James Tamou, Apisai Koroisau, and Zane Tetevano were the only players in the Penrith line-up to have had previous NRL grand final experience after winning premiership titles for the North Queensland Cowboys in 2015, South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2014, and Sydney Roosters in 2018 respectively. Halfback Nathan Cleary played his 100th first-grade match. R...
The first points came when Melbourne's Justin Olam attempted to score in the fourth minute. The referee ruled “no try”, but a video review showed that Penrith’s Tyrone May had kicked the ball out and ordered a penalty try. Cameron Smith converted. In the seventh minute Josh Mansour appeared to have scored for the Penrith side, but it was disallowed for a Stephen Crichton obstruction. Penrith made errors twice and Smith took advantage with two penalty goals. Later Nathan Cleary misdirected a p...
Five minutes into the second half, Ryan Papenhuyzen ran 70 metres to score from a scrum, this turned out to be Melbourne's last points for the night. When all looked lost for the Penrith side, Isaah Yeo ran behind his teammate then kicked the ball and Brian To'o scored in the corner in the 53rd minute. The video referee controversially awarded the try, which likely would have been called for obstruction had any Storm players been attempting a tackle; as there was no attempt to tackle, the try...
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Dec 18, 2020 · Rugby league was knocked down, but it got up again in 2020. COVID-19 resulted in the season being suspended, but through innovative leadership and player sacrifice the code was able to...
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