NRL announces a minute’s silence at games after NZ massacre
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has announced a minute's silence will be held at a number of games following the Christchurch massacre on Friday.
Greenberg said clubs in the Sydney Roosters-South Sydney and Warriors-Canterbury games would observe the minute's silence before kick off.
"Horrified & saddened of the events in Christchurch today," Greenberg tweeted on Friday afternoon.
"All of our thoughts & prayers are with the victims & their families.
"NRL & our Clubs will observe a minutes silence prior to kickoff as a mark of respect at tonight's game in Sydney & tomorrow night in NZ."
Greenberg's comments following an outpouring of grief from the rugby league community.
Former NRL player and devout Muslim, Sonny Bill Williams, posted a tearful video on Twitter following the horrific news in Christchurch.
"Just heard the news," a visibly upset Williams said.
"I couldn't put it into words how I'm feeling right now. My heart is hurting.
"Inshallah (God willing) everyone who's been killed today … you guys are all in paradise.
"Just deeply, deeply saddened that this would happen in New Zealand."