THE Bradford Bulls will not play again until at least next month as rugby league this afternoon fell into line with other sports by suspending their season.

The decision was taken at a Super League meeting this afternoon following the latest government advice regarding social contact and mass gatherings during the coronavirus crisis.

Fixtures in the Super League, Championship, League One and women’s game have been stopped until April 3 at the earliest.

That means the Bulls’ scheduled trips to Swinton on Sunday and Batley the following week have both been shelved.

A joint statement from Super League chairman Robert Elstone and RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer said: “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.

“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.”