Face of NRL's vaccination headache gives in

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The NRL has scored a large triumph implicit the anti-vax brigade with Bulldogs guardant Luke Thompson yet agreeing to get treble jabbed.

Thompson has been the highest-profile subordinate taking a stance against COVID-19 vaccination and determination were fears helium could adjacent permission the Bulldogs arsenic a result.

But Wide World of Sports has learned contiguous that the prima Englishman has altered his stance and volition beryllium treble jabbed by the extremity of the year.

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"He had a speech with the nine and his manager and conscionable realised it would beryllium each excessively hard (not to get the jab)," a Bulldogs root told Wide World of Sports.

"With tons of question crossed authorities borders and different factors, it could person led to problems.

Luke Thompson has agreed to person the COVID-19 vaccine. (Getty)

"It was his determination successful the extremity but we are delighted helium has seen the light."

The NRL is not forcing players to get vaccinated but wants arsenic galore players to get the jab arsenic possible.

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Only yesterday, NRL brag Peter V'landys said: "We privation to support each our rugby league household together.

"We don't privation them to beryllium divided apart. We person to enactment unneurotic to find a solution. There is simply a batch of hysteria that goes connected astir this contented (but) a vaccinated idiosyncratic tin besides drawback this illness and walk it on, conscionable similar an unvaccinated person."

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