RFU Suspends All Rugby


Following government advice, the RFU has suspended all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.


The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.


Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.


The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.


What are the immediate effects on the Army Rugby Union


  • The Army Inter Unit finals due to occur in Aldershot on Wednesday are postponed.
  • ALL representative rugby Inter Services Training camps are currently postponed.
  • Due to the ban from the RFU the Army v RAF match due to be played at Gloucester RFC on Sat 4 Apr 20 has been postponed.
  • We should also be prepared for the 4 weeks to be extended – hence there may be no Inter-Services matches played this spring.


Clearly this is a fast moving and escalating situation and we’ll endeavour to update you as soon as we receive any changes from the above.

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