BUCS Championship Finals suspended

Hartpury are the current holders of the BUCS Super Rugby crown

This season's BUCS Championship finals at the Ricoh Arena have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This afternoon, BUCS announced the suspension of their competitions which includes the knockout stages of BUCS Super Rugby.

In a statement, BUCS CEO Vince Mayne said:

"The suspension means that no BUCS league or knockout fixtures will be permitted to take place from the end of tomorrow until Wednesday 1 April. At present, there are over 1,500 fixtures still scheduled to take place this season. BUCS staff are working hard to outline a number of options in relation to bringing all competitions to a conclusion following the suspension. These options will be shared with BUCS Advisory Group and National Competitions Group over the next week, and further updates will be shared with the membership in due course.

BUCS Big Wednesday and Rugby Championship Finals

"With all knockout fixtures suspended, this means that BUCS Big Wednesday and Rugby Championship Finals events will be cancelled. Even though the Rugby Championship Finals are not due to take place until Wednesday 8 April, the suspension of league fixtures means that the quarter and semi finals will not be able to take place over the next few weeks. As a part of the ongoing work mentioned above, a plan to enable the playing of finals is one of the priorities of the Executive."

Edinburgh were set to face Hartpury in the women's final next month whilst the BUCS Super Rugby quarter-finals were scheduled to take place this coming Wednesday after Durham sealed the league title.