RHYL and District Rugby Club chairman Tony Evans delivered a selfless response after their season and clubhouse was shut down for the season.

The Specsavers National League Division Two North table-toppers’ hopes of securing promotion have been dashed, with the Welsh Rugby Union cancelling the domestic season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is a significant blow to the ambitious club, who are set to be hit hard financially after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered all bars, restaurants and leisure facilities to close with immediate effect.

The Dragons’ are now in the process of contacting anyone who has a booking at their clubhouse facility in the coming weeks, with no timescale given on the closure due to the seriousness and rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19.

Club directors and staff have been busy over the weekend closing down the site, and they have donated all perishable food to the Red Cross and senior citizens in the town.

Mr Evans, said: “While disappointed at missing the strong chance of promotion in what was our strongest season for many years, and the first at Tynewydd Field, we appreciate that there is a more important crisis for the community to deal with.

“It is essential that we follow guidelines to keep everyone safe. We look forward to playing again when circumstances allow.”

Jimmy Waring’s side have enjoyed a fine turnaround in fortunes this season and have headed the Division Two North standings for the majority of the campaign.

Their title ambitions were set to go down to the wire in a three-way battle with Wrexham and Mold, but no promotion or relegation will be resolved in 2020 following the WRU’s decision this week.