Rugby Union clubs in Cumbria have now been told the season has been officially suspended until April 14.

Football and rugby league in the county has already halted until April 3 at the earliest.

Carlisle had already postponed this Saturday’s North Premier fixture at Rossendale.

They had one player in self-isolation at the weekend, causing the game with Billingham to be postponed.

However, they now have three players in self-isolation and another three displaying symptoms of the coronavirus, although none have been confirmed.

As things stand Carlisle have now six League games to fit in before the season was originally intended to finish, with the Cumbria Cup final against Kirkby Lonsdale also to confirm.

Privately Carlisle, like other clubs across the county, do not expect to play again this season – although the RFU suspension is initially until April 14.

n Scotland's 1990 Grand Slam-winning team have been forced to curtail their 30th anniversary reunion because of the coronavirus.

Murrayfield bosses were due to host a lunch for coaches Ian McGeechan, Jim Telfer and their players to mark the milestone.

But only the Hastings brothers Gavin and Scott plus Findlay Calder and Sean Lineen will now attend the shortened event after the government recommended limitations on social gatherings.

A celebration dinner in aid of the Hearts + Balls charity which planned to honour the 1990 triumph - the last time the Scots managed a championship clean sweep - on May 8 has also been postponed because of the pandemic.