Louw to retire, Marler suspended, Coronavirus impacts fixtures Worldwide, AWJ to equal McCaw's record, Six Nations Analysis and more news

Louw to retire, Marler suspended, Coronavirus impacts fixtures Worldwide, AWJ to equal McCaw's record, Six Nations Analysis and more news

All the latest news as the Coronavirus continues to impact fixtures around the world, Francois Louw announces his retirement, Joe Marler's suspension and more of the top headlines over the past day.

The Coronavirus has impacted numerous fixtures around the world with the PRO14 announcing that the competition now being placed on hold with the Rugby Europe Championship and US Major Rugby League following suit.


PRO14 season suspended over coronavirus

 
 
 
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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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PRO14 bosses have issued a statement confirming the indefinite suspension of the PRO14 season following the escalating coronavirus outbreak.

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Rugby Europe has announced a suspension of all its matches and tournaments

Following the recent evolution of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) throughout Europe, Rugby Europe has announced a suspension of all its matches and tournaments, from Friday, March 13th 2020 until April 15th, 2020.

Octavian MORARIU, President of Rugby Europe: " In this exceptional global pandemic, we must consider that the priority is to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans. We hope this period will be enough to get things back in order. If not, we will not hesitate to extend the suspension of our activities.”

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Major League Rugby suspends the 2020 season for 30 days

Major League Rugby (MLR) has suspended all matches for 30 days, effective immediately, to assess the impact of COVID-19.

The MLR will use this time to determine next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. The league and clubs will communicate strategies for the continuation of the 2020 season when further determinations have been made.

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Joe Marler banned for 10 weeks after Jones incident

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