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Philippine Rugby postpones 2020 JML Luzon Cup, PRFU Premiership Shield, Santos Knight Frank Junior Festivals

2020 JML Luzon Cup

Due to the threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Philippine Rugby Football Union announced on March 12, 2020 the postponement of all of its events until April 18, 2020. This affects the 2020 JML Luzon Cup, the PRFU Premiership Shield and the Santos Knight Frank Junior Festivals.

Kicking off on February 8, 2020, the 2020 JML Luzon Cup was originally scheduled to end in the first week of July 2020. Here is a statement from the PFRU head of administration Ma. Lorena Baclagon:

Dear Rugby Community, 

Considering the current situation surrounding COVID-19 brought forward by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Department of Health (DOH) and the state of emergency declared by the President of the Philippines, the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) will be postponing all local competitions in Luzon until April 18.

The PRFU recognise the importance of ensuring the health and safety of the entire Rugby community, particularly our players, teams, officials, staff, families, and spectators. In turn, the PRFU have decided to ensure the spread of the virus is contained at any cost. The competitions that have directly been affected include the 2020 JML Luzon Cup, the PRFU Premiership Shield and the Santos Knight Frank Junior Festivals. All regional events sanctioned by the PRFU outside Luzon will be contacted by the PRFU directly.

Philippine Rugby will continue to assess the effects and spread of the COVID-19 on a regular basis. Consistent assessment will determine if it is indeed safe to continue to host domestic Rugby competitions after April 18 in a safe and responsible manner.

We advise everyone to remain pro-active, take precautionary measures to limit the spread of the virus and contact health professionals if in need.

 

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