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MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY SUSPENDS 2020 SEASON FOR 30 DAYS

DALLAS – [March 12, 2020] – Major League Rugby (MLR) has suspended all matches for 30 days, effective immediately, to assess the impact of COVID-19.

The MLR will use this time to determine next steps in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. The league and clubs will communicate strategies for the continuation of the 2020 season when further determinations have been made. Next steps will be based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities.

“After discussions with all clubs, we have determined that the decision to suspend our season is in the best interest of our community, fans, players, officials, and staff,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew. “We will update our fans when further decisions have been made, and we would like to thank them for their patience and continued support during this time.”

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FREE JACKS STATEMENT TO ON MLR SEASON SUSPENSION

TO OUR FANS

With further developments in the outbreak of COVID-19, Major League Rugby has announced the decision to suspend all games for the next 30 days. The safety and well-being of the Free Jacks community of fans, players, coaches, and employees remains our top priority.

We are in the process of gathering information and determining the next steps as we move forward in our Inaugural Season. The suspension impacts the Free Jacks home matches scheduled for March 14 and April 4. We fully expect to play any postponed matches at a later date. All tickets purchased for the effected matches will remain valid for the rescheduled dates.

We will provide updates as soon as we have more information to share.

Thank you.