Rugby League suspended at all levels

Rugby League at all levels has been suspended until at least 3rd April, following a meeting with Super League chairmen.

The action has been taken amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has seen major disruption to the sporting calendar across the world.

It is not just the Super League either. Fixtures in the Championship, League One, Women and the Community game have all been suspended.

Super League CEO Robert Elstone and RFL Head Ralph Rimmer said in a joint statement: “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.

“Player welfare and maintaining the integrity of the competition are key concerns moving forward. Equally our responsibilities to Rugby League communities remain front of mind for all of us.

“The whole country is facing major challenges – and the support of our fans, partners and stakeholders is needed now more than ever before.”

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