RUGBY union's Gallagher Premiership is set to be suspended as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, it is understood.

Officials are meeting on Monday to discuss the immediate future of the competition where they are expected to pre-empt government advice and cancel the season until further notice.

Worcester Warriors' next Premiership fixture is due to be at home to Gloucester on Saturday.

A Premiership Rugby spokesperson said: "The welfare of fans, players and staff is our first concern and it's crucial to get these important decisions right.

"We are working closely with our own medical experts, DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and Public Health England and our clubs.

"That advice will allow us and our clubs to make a well-informed decision in the coming days."

The league season is currently in a break week but Sunday’s Premiership Rugby Cup final between Sale Sharks and Harlequins was postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.