All forms of rugby competition and events across the country have been suspended.

The decision is in line with the enhanced controls announced by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday.

The decision to suspend all rugby competitions and events for the short term is in accordance with government’s nationwide imposed restriction disallowing 20 or more people to meet in gatherings.

Fiji Rugby Union CEO John OÇonner says the decision is in the best interest of preserving and protecting the health and safety of Fijians.

After consultations with sponsors, competitions such as the Skipper Cup, Vodafone Vanua Championship and the Fijian Latui’s Global Rapid Rugby season are all suspended.

As time and the situation evolves they will re-assess these competitions and will inform Affiliate Unions of the new competition kick off dates.

The Fiji Rugby Union is encouraging affiliate Unions to align to these measures and cancel organised club competitions and any gathering which will result in 20 or more people convening at one time.

O’connor reassured rugby fans that the 7s players are safe and have been cleared from isolation by the Ministry of Health with none of the players showing any symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

The players also did not return back home via the mentioned San Francisco flight.

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