As announced by the IRFU this afternoon, and in agreement with the Leinster Rugby Branch and the three other provinces, all domestic rugby activity and games played under the auspices of the Branch have been postponed until the 29th March 2020 (inclusive) at the earliest.

Those with tickets already purchased for the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Senior and Junior Cup Finals to be played on the 17th and the 22nd of March, or for any other domestic rugby fixtures, are advised to retain those tickets until new dates have been fixed.

Once further updates are available, the Branch will begin working towards a new fixture list for all outstanding club and schools games, but until such time, no updated domestic fixture list will be provided.

In addition the Guinness PRO14 have this afternoon also announced that the current PRO14 season has been suspended until further notice.

Season Ticket Holders concerned about upcoming Guinness PRO14 games will be updated in due course once further scheduling information is available from PRO14.

Leinster Rugby supporters that have bought tickets for upcoming Guinness PRO14 games are asked to retain their tickets until further scheduling updates are available from PRO14.

As it currently stands there is no update on the Heineken Champions Cup game due to be played on the 4th April against Saracens in the Aviva Stadium and it goes ahead as scheduled. Any update regarding this fixture will be made in due course by the EPCR.

The Leinster Rugby Branch, together with the IRFU and other provinces, will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks but would advise that all clubs continue to follow HSE guidelines and also to reduce social interactions as much as possible until such time as a further update is available.

For ease of access, the HSE advises that people:

Do:

  • Wash your hands properly and often.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.
  • Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are not well.
  • Avoid crowded places, especially indoors.
  • Follow the travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.

Don’t:

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Do not share objects that touch your mouth – for example, bottles, cups.

For further information and the best and most up to date advice, please check out HSE.ie

The Leinster Rugby Branch thanks players, coaches, volunteers, referees and supporters for their help and understanding during this period.