Utah Warriors talk COVID-19 and what the future holds for the team

Posted at 6:10 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 20:24:08-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Warriors professional rugby team anticipated its home opener for Friday March 13, but just a day before, the COVID-19 virus put a stop to the sports world, including Major League Rugby.

The Warriors opened their season by spending 5 weeks on the road with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The team's most recent victory came in their final road game in the 90th minute over the reigning MLR Champions, the Seattle Seawolves.

FOX 13's Andrea Urban sat down with Head Coach Chris Latham and 3-year starter John Cullen to talk about the season being put on hold.

Coach Latham mentioned one of the down sides is that his team was playing peak rugby, with that victory of Seattle lingering, and it's tough to put a halt to this momentum.

On the bright side, he addressed that COVID-19 is much bigger than sports and that this needed to happen.

The team will take a week off and get tested, to make sure everyone is healthy. After the week break they will meet for a 2 week "pre-season" training as they await what's next for the league.