Richard Cockerill is hoping that despite the problems with the coronavirus, that they will still be able to finish the season in this years PRO14 competition.

His side is the leaders in in Conference B. The PRO14 Chief Executive Martin Anayi said that he is really confident about finding a way to complete the season.

There was still 8 rounds of regular fixtures left before the CoronaVirus force the world into isolation.

Edinburgh is also in a European Challenge Cup quarter-final waiting if the season gets back on track.

But he does understand that it will be difficult to get the season started again even if the lockdown is lifted in the countries playing in the tournaments.

“It’s more complicated in the PRO14 than it is in England and France. It’s going to be hard in the very short term because you look at South Africa and Italy, there are going to be issues coming and going from there. Even in the UK it’s going to be difficult to go and visit teams in other countries.

“I’m sure the PRO14 are looking at every way to try and get some sort of conclusion to the season.

“We all hope that in some way shape or form we can have a conclusion to the season because a lot of hard work has gone in from everyone.

“But we are guessing whether we are going to be allowed to have public gatherings or even play behind closed doors.”

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