Any unvaccinated Canberra Raiders face being segregated from those who have had the jab, despite the ACT government opting against creating a two-class society in the capital. They also face having their pay reduced if they're unable to travel for games in places like Melbourne, where the Victorian government has currently mandated professional athletes need to be fully vaccinated to be able to train or play in the state. But Rugby League Players' Association chief executive Clint Newton warned against NRL clubs looking to sack unvaccinated players or staff given the landscape could look completely different when the season starts in March. The AFL has made vaccination mandatory for all players and football staff, with clubs allowed to cut the pay of anyone who refuses to get the jab to 25 per cent of the minimum wage or sack them in mid May. Newton said similar structures to the AFL could be adopted for the NRL, although he hoped firing players wasn't necessary.