The remainder of the Major League Rugby season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A week after issuing a 30-day pause to the regular season, MLR decided to shut down any attempt to restart it and begin preparing for 2021.
'I am saddened to announce that the remainder of the 2020 season is cancelled,' MLR commissioner George Killebrew said. 'We believe it is ultimately the correct decision as we factored in health and safety risks for all parties.
'I want to assure our fans that there is no doubt MLR will be back in 2021 and will emerge bigger and better than ever before. We will be using this time as an opportunity to grow all aspects of MLR and we're excited to continue this journey into 2021 and for many years to come.'
When the season was halted after five rounds, the San Diego Legion - which includes South African hooker Dean Muir, flyhalf Joe Pietersen and centre Joe Pietersen - were top of the table.
Former Bok prop Beast Mtawarira's Old Glory DC were third.
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