Rugby Football Union estimating £45-50m loss over next 18 months

Twickenham Stadium
The closure of Twickenham has a “significant impact on revenues”, according to RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney

The Rugby Football Union is braced for losses of up to £50m over the next 18 months as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Chief executive Bill Sweeney says the closure of Twickenham during the pandemic will have a “significant impact on revenues”.

The RFU has also provided a relief package of £7m to help struggling community clubs, mainly through loans.