Rugby Football Union statement: National League matches to go ahead
Following an update from the Rugby Football Union, Round Two in National League Rugby will go ahead as planned this weekend.
The official guidance the RFU has received from Government is that there can be respectful continuation of sport at all levels.
‘The overwhelming opinions shared so far within the game are that teams and supporters want to come together to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to be united in our grief as we express her sorrow passing.’
‘Rugby, at its heart, is about community and bringing people together, in good times and in sad. Rugby clubs are a source of strength and support during times of uncertainty, and we hope that by enabling games to go ahead this weekend, with families and friends congregating, it will help us all to unite at this time of national mourning.
‘We strongly encourage all of those playing this weekend to respectfully pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen by holding a minute’s silence ahead of all fixtures. This is an opportunity for teams from different areas to join together in honouring and celebrating her life.’