ARU announce the season is to be pushed back to June 1

Rugby Australia and its State and Territory Member Unions have made the collective decision to further postpone Community Rugby across the country until at least June 1.

All Rugby activity including matches, training and face-to-face education courses will not be conducted during this period.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the length of time Government restrictions will be in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, Rugby Australia and the State and Territory Unions are not in a position to provide a specific return date. The organisations will continue to review this position as further updates from Government and Health Authorities are received.

Rugby Australia General Manager Community Rugby, James Selby said: "During this postponement we will continue working with stakeholders across Community Rugby to plan for a range of recommencement dates to ensure that as soon as Government restrictions are lifted, the Community is ready to mobilise and deliver great Rugby experiences in 2020.

"In the interest of the safety and welfare of all participants, preparation and training time will be factored in ahead of Rugby competitions recommencing.

"Community Rugby and its people are the lifeblood of our great game and our decisions will always be made with the interests of participants, families and the broader community as the priority.

"Once again, we want to thank our entire community for its understanding and patience through this time and encourage everyone to continue to follow Government and health advice to keep them and their families safe."