Fijian players playing in the National Rugby League in Australia have been asked to take a pay cut of up to 87 per cent as the league begins to brace for the doomsday scenario of a lost season.

Both the league and the players’ unions met again today

It’s hoped a deal will be finalised to give the game a clearer picture of its future.

The development follows advice from the NRL’s pandemic expert this week that the 2020 season will be a complete wipeout.

That scenario could leave several clubs in a dire financial position with questions raised over whether all 16 clubs would survive into 2021.

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