Premiership and Super League both confirm suspensions as coronavirus wipes out rugby schedule – The Sun

CORONAVIRUS has wiped out the rugby league and union programmes.

The global pandemic has seen a whole host of sporting events postponed and cancelled in recent weeks.

 The rugby union and league programmes have been postponed due to the coronavirus spreading


The rugby union and league programmes have been postponed due to the coronavirus spreadingCredit: Getty Images – Getty

And according to MailOnline, Premiership Rugby will suspend the league until the weekend of April 24-26.

A statement is due to be released on Tuesday morning.

It will mean four rounds of Premiership fixtures bite the dust, while European games due to be played on the weekend of April 3-5 will be postponed or cancelled.

Over the weekend three Championship games were called off at late notice.

Yesterday’s Premiership Rugby Cup match was also postponed after a member of the Harlequins backroom staff came down with ’flu-like symptoms.

⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations

The Super League and the Rugby Football League is also postponed until at least April 3.

The postponements follows the latest government advice warning against mass gatherings.

It applies to all levels of the sport including the men’s, women’s and community game.


In a joint statement by Robert Elstone, the Executive Chairman of Super League Europe, and Ralph Rimmer, CEO of Rugby Football League read: “These are unprecedented times, and they present significant financial and commercial implications for Rugby League, which will be further considered during the period of suspension.

“Super League is also an international competition, and consideration has to be given to our clubs in Canada and France, particularly around travel restrictions and scheduling fixtures.”

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