New Zealand Rugby has postponed all club and community rugby until April 18 to combat coronavirus.
The decision is effective immediately.
“The postponement includes all rugby matches,” said a statement from New Zealand Rugby. “Non-contact training activities can continue at least in the short term while we continue to monitor the situation with the Ministry of Health.”
“All team-based activity will be adapted to comply with the limits the Ministry has set. This includes minimising person-to-person contact and maintaining hygiene standards including not sharing drink bottles, washing hands and regularly cleaning rugby equipment.
“It is a difficult decision for our organisation to make but it is important that we do this in the interests of the health of all rugby participants.”