CA stands to lose $20 million from not hosting the cup as per schedule, with an added $50 million blow from not having crowds attend games.
"The little one wasn’t emotional until he saw everyone else emotional and started crying and being upset," Blair said.
A combined 1.273 million people tuned in to watch the Eels pummel Brisbane in the first live Australian sport played since March.
NZR's head of women’s rugby said the tournament would provide the ideal build-up for players ahead of the Women’s RWC and the Olympics in 2021.
The league aims to complete the remainder of the season in 35 days, with the A-League boss flagging "football content seven days a week".
It may have been two months since the last game, but Marata Niukore still knew his way to the line in the Eels' 34-6 win.