Both Super League and the Rugby Football League have confirmed that the 2020 season will be suspended indefinitely.
There is no date set in stone for the length of suspension or indeed a return to action, but with new government measures and the ongoing spread of coronavirus, it is likely to be several weeks at the absolute least before the top flight competition and wider sport get going again.
The Super League clubs and governing bodies spoke via conference and will regularly review the situation.
The season was originally suspended until Friday 3rd April but on review the suspension will be a lot longer than first reported.
Super League clubs and the RFL are being as flexible as possible, with games played behind closed doors being an absolute last resort. That itself would be a situation a while away from happening anyway, with teams not allowed to train together with social distancing guidelines.
In Australia the NRL have also suspended their season and there’s a real worry now for the financial future of clubs on both sides of the world.
Whilst health is the most important thing right now, Rugby League isn’t a sport blessed with money, and the longer this pandemic goes on, the more repercussions it could have.
Hull FC have already voiced their concern for the club’s future, and you can support them here
For the full Super League statement click here