Coronavirus: RFU suspends all rugby activity
- Credit: David Simpson/TGS Photo
Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.
The suspenions is to include club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from March 17 until April 14, subject to continued review.
The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.
Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.
The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.
You may also want to watch:
The decision comes after several local clubs played league and cup fixtures at the weekend, with Hendon winning the regional final of the RFU Junior Vase against Cranbrook at Allianz Park.
- 1 Anger over Thames Water and Westminster Council's flash floods response
- 2 Man charged with indecent exposure and voyeurism in West Hampstead
- 3 Piers Plowright obituary: BBC and Hampstead star dies at 83
- 4 Hampstead 'business hero' honoured for work with Soho Dairy street stall
- 5 CQC says Royal Free 'comprehensively responded' to maternity issues
- 6 Camden councillors rally against constituency boundary changes
- 7 O2 Centre: Developer says it 'will listen' but still aiming for 1,900 homes
- 8 Convicted terrorist sent back to jail after bin lorry breach
- 9 'Something out of Blade Runner?' BT eyes screen near cinema
- 10 North London floods return – with South End Green deluged again