RFL offer coronavirus update

The RFL have confirmed they have met with Championship and League One clubs to discuss the implications of the suspension.

It was decided yesterday that rugby league of all levels would be suspended until 3rd April at the minimum.

As well as that, they have confirmed that England Performance Unit activity has also been suspended. The gatherings that had been planned with the wheelchair team in Sheffield and the Men’s squad in Manchester have been cancelled.

Meanwhile, coaching courses will be rescheduled.

The RFL have also announced an updated schedule for the OuRLeague app. This will include classic matches, starting with England vs. Tonga at the 2017 World Cup.

About the meeting, Ralph Rimmer said: “It was important that we exchanged information and allowed the clubs to discuss their position as soon as possible following the confirmation that the season will be suspended.

“It was a positive meeting at which all agreed on the importance of a collegiate approach, both for the Championship and League 1 clubs and the game as a whole – focusing on three key areas of player welfare, club sustainability, and the integrity of the competitions.

“We will maintain regular dialogue with the clubs, as well as with Government, broadcasters and sponsors, over the period of our initial suspension until the weekend of 3 April, as we work together and look forward to the resumption of games.”

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