BUCS Super Rugby 2020/21 season cancelled due to 'unpredictable' coronavirus pandemic

BUCS Super Rugby is the top level of university rugby

BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] have confirmed that the BUCS Super Rugby 2020/21 season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BUCS have also cancelled League and Knockout competitions across all their sports, with no individual events set to take place before March.

There is hope that the revised leagues below BUCS Super Rugby might be able to operate later this year and more information on each event is available on their individual sport pages.

A statement on the BUCS website read: "Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the unpredictable nature of nationwide lockdowns and restrictions, it is not possible for the competition to go ahead in a safe environment. We will continue to prioritise student safety, demand and viability to guide our decision making.

"No individual events will happen before March. However, these events are only postponed. Our aim is to remain flexible and react to the changing situation as quickly as possible. 

"Over the last few months, we did all we could to try and make sport happen. We very much recognise the importance of sport, and the part it plays in the physical and mental wellbeing of students, especially at the moment. 

"This news of the League and Knockout competition cancellation will be disappointing for many, especially those in their final year, who won’t have the opportunity to play final matches with the teams that have become a second family over their time at university. However, whilst our overarching goal is to deliver the best student sport experience, to put competition on during this time would risk player welfare and safety, and that is not a chance we are willing to take.