THE Welsh Rugby Union have cancelled all domestic fixtures until the end of the month amid ongoing concerns surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic.

A ban on all community-level matches began on Saturday at 6pm and will run until Monday, March 30.

A WRU spokesman, said: " The WRU, having considered expert medical advice has taken the precautionary measure of suspending all forms of rugby, including training and rugby-related courses, from 6pm on Saturday 14 March up to and including Monday 30 March.

“The WRU has taken this decision in the interests of players, supporters, volunteers, referees, stakeholders and Welsh communities in general.

“The WRU will continue to assess this fast-moving situation and provide further updates in due course.”

This decision comes following the late postponement of RGC’s Indigo Group Premiership clash at Cardiff on Friday night, with the Wales encounter against Scotland in the Six Nations also cancelled at the 11th hour.

The Welsh U20 game at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay against the Scots was played behind-closed-doors to close out their Six Nations campaign.

WRU chairman Gareth Davies defended the decision to call the Scotland game off after previously stating on Friday morning that it would go ahead.

This led to many fans travelling to Cardiff for the encounter, only to be told they had a wasted journey to the capital.

He said: “I don't think we could've dealt with it any better. We made a decision that this match would go ahead. In a very quickly moving world things had changed by late morning today (Friday).

"We initially followed the advice of government in terms of the scientific and medical evidence and that was the case up until last night.

"We had an emergency board meeting last night to consider everything and we still thought, bearing in mind the advice we had, that keeping the game on was the way to go.

"For us to be the only sporting event to be on, we were mindful of the seriousness of the situation. We took into account supporters, players and staff and asked whether it was essential to subject to that risk."

"We've made a judgement as to whether there was a danger. By the time we arrived at lunchtime today we thought there could be exposure, so we decided to pull the game."