Premiership Rugby Limited has today announced the postponement of top-flight fixtures until April 20 due to the impact of the Coronavirus while European club tournament organisers EPCR have postponed games in their cup quarter-finals.
These are challenging times in all walks of life and, as a central part of the local community, Leicester Tigers believe the welfare of supporters, players and staff is paramount.
The decision to suspend five weeks of the domestic season has been taken in line with the advice of public health experts and Premiership Rugby Limited remains in close contact with the World Health Organisation, Public Health England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Tigers were due to travel to Exeter Chiefs this weekend, followed by games against Bath and London Irish at Welford Road and a visit to Gloucester in April. These are all now postponed.
Development XV games in the Premiership Rugby Shield in this five-week period are also postponed.
The European Challenge Cup quarter-final between Tigers and Castres Olympique, scheduled for April 4 at Welford Road, is also affected.
No decision has been taken at this stage on the structure of the remainder of the season, but all Welford Road match tickets will remain valid for any re-arranged fixture dates.
Tigers will provide updates as any new information is released.
Stay safe, look after each other and we look forward to seeing you all back at Welford Road again soon!