Cover Image: Library image of the Royal Navy's men side. 
Rugby Union

Royal Navy Matches Against French Called Off Over Coronavirus

Cover Image: Library image of the Royal Navy's men side. 

The Royal Navy's rugby union fixtures against their French counterparts have been called off over coronavirus.

Both the men's and women's teams were due to take on the French Navy in Toulon on 18 March.

The matches will not be rescheduled.

More than 3,000 people have been killed by the virus since its outbreak in China.

The Government has announced the British Army is "ready to backfill" for the police if required in response to the crisis.

Cover Image: Library image of the Royal Navy's men's side.