PORT City coach Dan Kemp was meant to be preparing his side for their first game of rugby league in more than 200 days this weekend.
The Breakers were set to head to western Sydney to tackle Windsor until the COVID-19 pandemic started to put a hold on every sporting code around the world indefinitely.
While it is unknown when the Group 3 season (originally set down for May 3) will eventually start - if at all - Kemp said his players had maintained a positive mindset.
They had trained in small groups until Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday night that they were not permitted to even do that.
"They ran with about half a dozen in two different groups and achieved a small amount on Tuesday night," Kemp said.
"Now it's pretty hard with the unknown; they don't know if and when they'll be able to play footy," Kemp said.
The onus was now back on individuals to keep fit although the coach was confident they would remain motivated.
But for how long remains to be seen.
"It's pretty much on them now," he said.
"It's an individual thing; but im confident with our boys, we're a young side so keeping fit is a bit of a lifestyle."
The National Rugby League held a teleconference with the 16 clubs on Tuesday morning where they were believed to have been told to prepare for shortened season of 15 rounds.
Under that arrangement, each team would play each other once and Kemp was hopeful Group 3 would be open to copying a similar idea later in the year.
"I would hope at the very least Group 3 would consider something like that; we've only got eight teams, as long as the boys have a season of footy," he said.
"But it's all unknowns at this stage; we've gotta get through this virus first."
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