• Patrick McBride

Rugby one level closer.

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

Rugby unions across the country look on with anticipation.

Kiwi player Troy Tuawhare Picture: Patrick McBride

West Coast Rugby continue to monitor the situation of Covid-19 and will take advice from the government about when it will be safe for rugby and all sports to start.

New Zealand Rugby and the Provincial Unions, clubs and secondary schools are working hard to make sure when they get the green light, they will be ready for rugby.

The postponement of winter sport will be felt by many, but the wellbeing and safety of the rugby community is paramount at this point.

"We don’t want our players, coaches, referees or supporters to be at risk. We also want to do what’s right for New Zealand and we ask everyone involved in rugby to support one another and follow the official government guidelines." said the WCRU.

Rugby plays an important role in New Zealand communities and at this time of uncertainty the postponement of rugby allows everyone to pause, and take care of themselves and their whanau.

It also gives Provincial Unions and local competition organisers the opportunity to regroup, reschedule and determine how they can deliver meaningful competition when rugby resumes.