NRL season

Australian PM discusses NRL return

The NRL is moving ahead with plans to restart its season next month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It had been reported the Warriors would be granted an exemption to enter Australia.

But Morrison said that decision was yet to be made and a May 28 resumption for the NRL was not yet locked in.

"That still hasn't been determined. The commonwealth has made no decision about the access by the Warriors into Australia, that hasn't happened," he told a news conference on Wednesday.

Storm eye off NRL defensive record

The Sydney Roosters were the first side in Australian rugby league history to secure six shutouts of opposition sides on their way to the 2013 NRL premiership.

Just after the halfway mark of this season, ladder leaders Melbourne have kept a side scoreless three times following their 46-0 thumping of the Roosters in round 14 at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

The Roosters claimed five regular season shutouts in 2013 and another in their 4-0 finals win over Manly.

That year the Roosters conceded just 325 points over 24 games, at an average of 13.5 points per game.