Column: As the game goes on Down Under, will others follow?

In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo provided by AAP, Melbourne Storm rugby league player Billy Slater, right, is tackled by Matt Moylan of the Sharks during the National Rugby League preliminary final match in Melbourne, Australia. The Aussie rules Australian Football League, the National Rugby League and soccer's A-League competitions are all going ahead despite heavy travel restrictions and bans on crowds of more than 500 assembling at outdoor venues amid the coronavirus pandemic. The only difference is that there are no fans there to watch. (Hamish Blair/AAP Image via AP, File)

There’s an intriguing experiment going on Down Under.