Rugby Canada statement regarding the impact of #COVID19 on rugby programming across Canada
#RugbyCanada has stated that they are foremost committed to the 'health and safety' of their members, supporters, players, coaches, officials and staff.
Thus they have made the decision to suspend all sanctioned rugby activities nationally effective March 14 until at least April 10.
These activities include all inter-Provincial and Club competitions and training sessions, international and domestic tours, and all training & education courses for officials & coaches.
National Senior Teams & players may conduct some training preparation under the approval and supervision of Rugby Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, following the advice and guidance of the Sport Medicine Advisory Committee and National and Provincial health agencies.
Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen stated,
“The rugby community in Canada is brought together through the love of the game, which is founded on the principles of integrity, solidarity, and respect. As we navigate our way through this evolving situation, we thank the entire Canadian rugby community for their patience and understanding. We recognize the investment and commitment of our members, and are committed to providing the most updated information possible. While we all look forward to getting back on the pitch as soon as possible, we all have a collective responsibility to follow the recommendations of the appropriate health authorities, and strongly urge the entire community to do the same.”