As the New Zealand and Australia Governments ramp up the alert levels and wipe out sport in the process, the NRL was finally shut down last night. New Zealand Rugby also said all rugby would be suspended for the next four weeks. NZR, Super Rugby clubs and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association had been working on ways to progress a revised Super Rugby competition but those plans are now on hold. Rugby Australia also postponed its proposed competition involving Super Rugby teams yesterday after its country imposed tough restrictions around travelling while Japan cancelled the remaining 42 games left in the Top League. The ANZ Premiership had been postponed for two rounds but will be on the backburner for four weeks like every other sport.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 23, 2020 15:22 UTC