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Rugby matches banned for two weeks due to coronavirus pandemic


By Will Clark

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The Scottish Rugby Union have announced no matches will take place for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ross Sutherland's next two games are off. Picture: Peter Carson.
Ross Sutherland's next two games are off. Picture: Peter Carson.

As of 6pm tonight, no domestic competition or training will take place whilst further assessment is made.

The ban will be in effect up to, and including, Sunday March 29.

The ban will result in Ross Sutherland's Caledonia North Two away matches against Highland 2nd XV on March 21 and North Police on March 28 being postponed.

However, their match against North Police on Saturday, April 4 in Invergordon is still scheduled to go ahead.

A Scottish Rugby spokesperson said: “We have taken on board all expert medical advice before now and we are taking a precautionary approach to give time to assess what the impact of coronavirus will be on Scottish society in the coming weeks before deciding on next steps.

"This decision has been taken with the best interest of everyone involved in the game and in support of the country's work to address the impact of coronavirus."

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