Ireland's summer tour of Australia has been postponed

World Rugby have pulled the plug on all July tours

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Ireland's summer tour of Australia has been postponed

Ireland's summer tour of Australia has been postponed.

It comes after World Rugby confirm the postponement of all international tours scheduled for July.

The IRFU (Irish Rugby Football Union) will work with World Rugby and all other stakeholders to examine the on-going impact of Covid-19 on the fixture calendar.

Confirming the postponement, ,

"While it is disappointing that the summer tour to Australia will not go ahead as scheduled, it will not be a surprise to many as it is clear that COVID-19 will have implications for our game for some time to come," commented IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora.

"We continue to work with World Rugby, our fellow unions and our players and their representative body, Rugby Players Ireland, to develop a road-map for the return of our game.

"In the meantime we have, in conjunction with the provinces, provided players with programmes to ensure that they remain in condition for when we get a green light to return to training."