D1A suspends competition through April 5

D1A Rugby: D1A suspends competition through April 5
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The rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing cancellations and postponements of sporting events around the globe. After consultation with our D1A Executive Committee and USA Rugby, we are suspending the Men’s Division IA regular season until April 5th due to concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, and our ability to ensure D1A Rugby events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic. An additional statement will be made in early April when the status of the virus and disruptions to our wellbeing are hopefully clearer than they are now.

D1A has determined that the decision to suspend our season is in the best interest of our student-athletes, fans, officials and community. We will closely monitor the situation with health officials and communicate when and how rugby will start back up when it is safe and appropriate.

Further information and instruction will soon follow.

Kevin Battle
Commissioner, D1A Rugby