WHARFEDALE head coach Jon Feeley is glad that the Rugby Football Union have come to the 'right decision' in suspending all rugby activity until April 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The RFU made the announcement on Monday, the same day the Government told people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible.

Five matches took place last weekend in the National 2 North Division with Wharfedale's match with Stourbridge being one of them.

Feeley thinks the governing body had no other choice but to postpone fixtures with the rest of the sporting world also stopping play.

He said:"It absolutely was the right decision. We certainly could not continue for any longer.

"The situation was already in question last weekend when there were clubs who were unable to fulfil fixtures in our region due to illnesses in camp so I think it was definitely the right call from a health and safety perspective.

"The difficulty is you can not make decisions based on speculation. At the time there was no guidance from the government. Credit to the players not one of them discussed it, they were just focused on playing Stourbridge."

The Greens only have five league matches left this season and sit comfortably in mid-table.

The Wharfedale boss discusses the problems of trying to resume the season at a later date and offers a resolution so that teams don't miss out on glory this campaign.

Feeley added: "I can’t possible see how it can (continue).

"There are two issues, one the fixture congestion moving into next season. In terms of player welfare you could not have such a small window of rest before going into the next season.

"The second issue is insurance. When contracts run out at the end of the season, the insurance runs out as well so the players wouldn’t be covered and I don’t think clubs would be able to afford after possibly one or two months after having no gate receipts or income.

"I can't see how they can satisfy everybody. If you look at our league, Corby thoroughly deserve to go up, they are the runaway leaders and if they were denied promotion then that would be spectacularly unfair.

"If Saracens did not come down then the integrity of the game would be in question.

"There has to be movement between leagues how we would apply that I don’t know. Maybe it is a one up, one down across the leagues and the rest remain in the same place."

On the field, Wharfedale reacted to suffering back-to-back defeats by producing a solid 19-15 win over Stourbridge.

Feeley was delighted with the effort and desire his players showed on the pitch.

"We were relentless. We did make errors but the intensity which we showed overcame those adversities," he said.

"Despite being bigger, technically they weren’t able to match us. "