Western Force celebrating its weekend win in the first round of Global Rugby 2020 Season before it was suspended due to the coronavirus.
Global Rapid Rugby is the latest sport to be suspended amidst stringent travel and health restrictions to protect against the worldwide spread of the coronavirus.
The immediate suspension of the 2020 season was announced by Global Rapid Rugby’s CEO, Mark Evans last night.
“Travel, quarantine and public health restrictions have provided us with no option but to halt the inaugural Global Rapid Rugby season for the imminent future,” he said.
“The sporting environment has been turned upside down by the current worldwide health crisis.
“It’s enormously disappointing to have to suspend the competition just one round into the season, however the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and fans are always our number one priority.
“We will explore all avenues as we seek to evolve the competition to meet the difficult circumstances we all now find ourselves in.
“One thing that has not changed is our commitment to the development of rugby in the Asia-Pacific region and we look forward to getting back on the park and building on what Global Rapid Rugby has achieved so far.”