The RFL have released an updated statement regarding the staging of fixtures amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Games in the Super League and Challenge Cup went ahead as planned this weekend while other major sports ordered a halt to competitions.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the RFL reaffirmed that public health considerations are everybody’s priority and they reassured supporters that they are following Government advice.

The statement continued: “We are in constant contact with the relevant Government Departments who are informed by the national scientific and medical experts.

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“This information has been communicated directly to all clubs in the professional and community game over the previous few weeks.

“The Government guidance was there was no medical rationale to call off games this weekend, and this was followed by Rugby League and many other sports.

“The situation is fast-moving and evolving.

“By the end of the weekend the RFL will have sent further detailed papers to all clubs in the Betfred Super League, Championship and League 1 on the in-depth plans developed by the governing body over a number of weeks, in discussion with both clubs and broadcast partners.

“Meetings will be held with the professional leagues at the start of this week to continue contingency planning and discussions around all competitions and events together.

“Community leagues and clubs, and Foundations, will continue to receive information and support from the appropriate RFL teams.”