Glasgow rugby Varsity called off three hours before kick-off

‘There’s no-one more disappointed than our boys’

Glasgow’s rugby Varsity game has been cancelled due to coronavirus just three hours before the game was due to start.

In a Facebook post, the GURFC made a “huge apology” to people who travelled to attend the game, adding: “There’s no-one more disappointed than our boys.”

“It was the University’s decision, not the club’s,” one rugby player told The Glasgow Tab.

The move to call off the game comes after the University announced all physical exams scheduled for April and May would be cancelled.

According to a spokesperson for Strathclyde Sports Union, all tickets will be refunded.

The full statement reads: “The powers that be have made the call to cancel the game tonight due to the recent influx of Corona.

“We send out a huge apology to all those travelling to the game for this last-minute call. There’s no-one more disappointed than our boys, especially those who would have had their last run out in the Black and Gold tonight, but public health has to be the primary concern.

“Please share this to ensure all parties are made aware.”

A spokesperson for Strathclyde Sports Union said: “In light of this afternoon’s statement from Scottish Rugby regarding the postponement of all Scottish club rugby, the University of Strathclyde and University of Glasgow have agreed that tonight’s Glasgow Varsity Match between has also been postponed.

“Our priority, as it has been throughout the decision-making process, is the health and well-being of our staff and supporters, and it is a decision that has not been taken lightly.

“We would like to apologise to all supporters who were planning to attend this evening’s fixture. Those who have purchased tickets for the fixture will be refunded by Friday 20th March.

“We thank all supporters for their understanding following the postponement of tonight’s fixture.”