Premiership Rugby season set to be suspended - Reports

Premiership Rugby is in danger of getting postponed
Premiership Rugby is in danger of getting postponed
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Premiership Rugby is set to be the latest rugby competition to be suspended following the outbreak of coronavirus according to reports.

A number of top tournaments including the final round of the Six Nations tournament, Pro14 season, domestic competitions in French rugby, Super Rugby all have been suspended indefinitely as the concern of the COVID-19 spreading is on the rise.

Also the Premiership Rugby Cup final that was scheduled last Sunday between Sale Sharks and Harlequins was also postponed after one of the staff member developed symptoms of coronavirus.

"The welfare of fans, players and staff is our first concern and it's crucial to get these important decisions right," read a statement from Premiership Rugby spokesperson.

"We are working closely with our own medical experts, DCMS and Public Health England and our clubs. That advice will allow us and our club to make a well-informed decision in the coming days.

"Today's Premiership Rugby Cup final has been postponed, so it's sensible to wait for the latest advice so we can make an informed decision for the rest of the season in the coming days".

Premiership Rugby - Points Table

 

Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher Premiership.

12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.

The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?

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