The beginning of major winter sports codes across the Riverina and Central West have been suspended as a result of coronavirus caution.
All Central West Rugby Union competitions will be cancelled and club trainings postponed until the first week of May, following a decision from Rugby Australia on Monday afternoon.
A statement released on Monday night said the National Development Panel, Rugby Australia and state and territory member unions unanimously agreed to postpone all community rugby for over six weeks.
The postponement includes rugby matches, training, and face-to-face education courses, and means all competitions including Oilsplus South West competition, women's Westfund Cups and also Wallas will all be scrapped for the time being.
A Facebook post from the CWRU said the organisation was committed to ensuring some form of "meaningful competition" in 2020.
Meanwhile, Football Wagga's season will be postponed by a fortnight after Football Federation Australia suspended competitions and associated training for the next four weeks due to coronavirus concerns.
The suspension period begins on Wednesday and concludes on Tuesday, April 14.
Football's Wagga's competitions were due to begin on the first weekend of April, which means the first two rounds will be affected.
Group Nine are hoping their season won't be too disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. After announcing an immediate ban on clubs training on Tuesday, NSW Rugby League will postpone all community football until at least May 1.
Group Nine's pre-season nines event has already been cancelled for next weekend however with the latest news president Peter McDermott is hoping the impact can be limited.
"You would like to think everything would be pretty well contained by then but you don't know," McDermott said.
"The government is panicking a fair bit .... but it could be business as normal.
"I don't think it will have too much of an impact if it all stays the same."
After Group Nine clubs made the decision to cut the season from a full home and away draw to 16 rounds, the season was set to start on April 18. In the best case scenario only two rounds would be affected.
Also, the Group Nine pre-season nines event at Junee on March 28 won't take place in alignment with government restrictions on non-essential events.
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