No questioning 2020 champs: Bellamy

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Premiership-winning coach Craig Bellamy says that although the 2020 NRL competition has a vastly different flavour to it, the winning club in late October will have earned their title.
Premiership-winning coach Craig Bellamy says although the 2020 season has a vastly different flavour to it, the grand final winners will have earned their title.

Despite the coronavirus-forced halt placed on the season after round two - one that will end on May 28 - Bellamy has no misgivings about this year's competition.

He says the shortened season should take nothing away from what happens in the finals.

"I don't think so, at all. That's just my opinion and [it] doesn't make other people wrong if they think differently," Bellamy told NRL.com.

"We are going ahead with a competition – it will be there for every club for quite a few months now no matter how it's made up."

The enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic has reduced the regular 25-round season by five games.

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"It's not as if we've only had two rounds and then we're having finals," Bellamy said.

"We get 20 games and that's a lot compared with other football codes. The NFL has just 16 games.

"To me, it's still a viable competition. So it doesn't matter how it's made up, although it's certainly going…
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