Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys claimed impressive derby wins in their first games since the hiatus.
Peter V'landys claims Australia's premier rugby league competition should have continued amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The NRL released its full draw for 2020, with State of Origin to be played in November.
Brisbane Broncos and Parramatta Eels will kick-off the league's return on May 28, though venues are still to be confirmed.
The NRL announced controversial new changes on Wednesday, but Angus Crichton of the Sydney Roosters was generally unruffled by them.
After presenting mild symptoms on Monday, three South Sydney Rabbitohs players have been cleared of COVID-19.
As NRL players returned to their clubs, Sydney Roosters head coach Trent Robinson was tested for coronavirus.
Craig Bellamy took aim at Nick Politis for suggesting existing competition points should be wiped as the NRL eyes a May 28 return.
Daly Cherry-Evans' drop-goal condemned Sydney Roosters to a second consecutive defeat to start the NRL season.
Australian sport, across many formats, is ploughing on amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while we have unearthed some cricket and boxing nuggets.