SUPER League and the RFL have agreed to suspend rugby league at all levels amid the coronavirus outbreak.

It means there will be no competitive rugby league played in this country until April 3 at the earliest.

This means Warrington Wolves' Super League fixtures against Hull Kingston Rovers and Catalans Dragons – as well as the women's team's opening Super League clash with Wigan Warriors – are postponed with immediate effect.

The structure of the remaining season and fixture rescheduling will be discussed while games are suspended.

The amateur game is also affecting with Crosfields, Woolston Rovers, Latchford Albion and Culcheth Eagles all seeing their games halted.

A joint statement from Super League chief executive Robert Elstone and his RFL counterpart Ralph Rimmer read:

“These are unprecedented times, and they present significant financial and commercial implications for Rugby League, which will be further considered during the period of suspension.

“Super League is also an international competition, and consideration has to be given to our clubs in Canada and France, particularly around travel restrictions and scheduling fixtures.

“Player welfare and maintaining the integrity of the competition are key concerns moving forward. Equally our responsibilities to Rugby League communities remain front of mind for all of us.

“The whole country is facing major challenges – and the support of our fans, partners and stakeholders is needed now more than ever before.”