Coronavirus: SANZAAR CEO gives Super Rugby season deadline

Super Rugby's governing body will be forced to call off the 2020 season if coronavirus halts proceedings for another five weeks.

The season is currently in limbo after it was announced SANZAAR would suspend games for the foreseeable future, and their Chief Executive knows they don't have the scheduling space to push the competition back.

"You know, I think if it goes sort of four, five weeks then it's going to be almost impossible because we don't have the schedule to do anything further," Andy Marinos told Newshub.

While the season is now officially suspended, a potential cancellation could have dire consequences.

"It would put us in a very precarious position," Marinos told Newshub.

"That's why it's so important for us to work with our broadcasters and why we're so determined to see if we can't get some form of rugby and some kind of structure up in the foreseeable future.

"Without that revenue, without the ability to be playing in front of stadiums that have crowds it all does have a direct impact on the bottom line.

"That's something I know the national unions are dealing with all of their clubs and then indirectly with all their governments."

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