The WP decision means that all club, schools and community matches will be suspended. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
The WP decision means that all club, schools and community matches will be suspended. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Western Province suspends all competitive rugby until 25 April

By Rugby Reporter Time of article published Mar 16, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) on Monday suspended all competitive rugby until 25 April at the earliest, in line with recommendations from SARU in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement follows similar decisions communication on Monday by the Premier Soccer league (PSL), Cricket South Africa (CSA) as well as golf’s Sunshine Tour.

The WP decision means that all club, schools and community matches will be suspended until further notice, in accordance with the national state of disaster declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday.

WPRFU president Zelt Marais said that the health and safety of the wider rugby community is the focus for the immediate future.

“It is vital that we pull together as a rugby community and as South Africans in these trying times.

“We will monitor the situation very closely and take appropriate action to ensure the wellbeing of all our stakeholders at all levels of the game,” he said.

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