Rams Rugby Club have been forced to cancel their hotly anticipated clash with neighbours Chinnor due to coronavirus.

The local derby was due to take place on Friday, 17 December at Old Bath Road, and was set to be a momentous occasion with the match being streamed live on National League Rugby for the first time ever at that National League level.

Unfortunately, due to a number of coronavirus cases in the Chinnor camp, the game has to be rescheduled.

Rams have released a statement on their website this afternoon:

It is with deep regret tomorrow’s maiden Friday Night lights National One fixture at home to Chinnor has been postponed following a Covid outbreak at our neighbours.

“A number of their players have tested positive for the virus and are now self-isolating in accordance with government guidelines. We wish them all a swift and full recovery.

“While both clubs were looking forward to a special occasion and the opportunity to play in the first game livestreamed on the National League Rugby website, the health and safety of staff, players and spectators from both clubs must take precedence.

“A new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.

“Anyone who has bought a ticket for this Saturday’s game will be refunded in due course, but please note this can take up to 10 days depending on your bank.”


If you are still craving a rugby fix, Brunel University have brought forward their Raging Bull Shield Division One fixture from Saturday to Friday evening, kicking off at 19.45 at Old Bath Road.