Major League Rugby becomes the latest rugby tournament to be suspended due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The tournament has seen five rounds until now but now will not see any games played until 2021 with the concerns of COVID-19 spreading is on the rise.
MLR now follows the likes of Súper Liga Americana de Rugby after a recommendation from Center for Disease Control and Prevention where the gatherings had to limited to 50 or less over the next eight weeks.
“After discussions with all clubs, we have determined that the decision to suspend our season is in the best interest of our community, fans, players, officials and staff,” MLR commissioner George Killebrew said in a statement.
Earlier, MLR had announced that two new teams will join the tournament in the 2021 season.
San Diego Legion were at the top of the table after the five rounds in 2020 season with five straight wins while Toronto Arrows and Old Glory DC were at second and third respectively.