Further postponements due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - Update

Further postponements due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - Update

A number of games across multiple leagues have been impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Below you will see all the games postponed with the list being updated following the confirmation by the respective league organisers.

Unless otherwise stated, none of the games have new kick-off dates and times as of yet. Some of the fixtures will go ahead behind closed doors meaning that they will still be broadcasted but no fans will be able to attend the match. With regards to the Six Nations, the postponed fixtures are likely to take place in October later this year.

Six Nations

This is not the first time the Championship has had to wait until October for a winner to be confirmed. Back in 2001, just the second year of the Six Nations after Italy's inclusion, and the 107th international championship overall the tournament was affected by an outbreak of the highly infectious livestock disease foot and mouth in Britain.

As a consequence, there were restrictions on travel and Ireland's three fixtures against the home nations were postponed until September and October. England were the eventual winners but they again missed out on the Grand Slam at the final hurdle, losing to Ireland in the final match of the tournament in October.

R4: Ireland v Italy - Postponed (including women and u20s)

R4: Scotland v France Women - Postponed

R5: France and Ireland - Postponed (including women and u20s)

R5: Italy v England - Postponed  (including women and u20s)

R5: Wales v Scotland Women - Postponed 

Major League Rugby

Major League Rugby has suspended the 2020 season for 30 days, effective immediately.

Rugby Europe Championship

Rugby Europe has announced a suspension of all its matches and tournaments from Friday, March 13th 2020 until April 15th, 2020.


PRO14 Rugby

R13: Zebre Rugby Club v Ospreys Rugby; Benetton Rugby v Ulster Rugby

R14: Cardiff Blues v Zebre Rugby Club; Benetton Rugby v Munster Rugby

R15: Munster Rugby v Benetton Rugby; Zebre Rugby Club v Connacht Rugby

Also, the PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak.

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Matches involving Italian sides had already been postponed, but now the whole league programme has been put on hold.

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Also, all Irish club and schools rugby has been called off for the next 2 weeks (until April).

Premiership Rugby

Not impacted.

The Premiership Rugby Cup Final has also been postponed. 

Super Rugby

No games have yet to be postponed but the Sunwolves will play two of their home games in Australia.

Jaguares v Highlanders - to be played behind closed doors.

Rugby Australia has confirmed that in line with the advice from the Government, all Super Rugby and Buildcorp Super W matches in Australia beyond the upcoming round (weekend of 14 & 15 March) will be played in closed venues until further notice. 

TOP 14 & PROD2

The Top 14 and Pro D2 have officially been suspended. The suspension also includes all forms of collective training for Top 14 clubs. Champions Cup quarter-finals looking even less likely now. 

Súper Liga Americana de Rugby

To be played behind closed doors.

Top League

Rounds 7 & 8 Postponed due to the virus.

Rounds 9 & 10 Postponed due to a player testing positive for cocaine. 

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